Considering Yoga only as a fitness activity is like valuing a diamond as a piece of glass. Definition of Yoga: Yoga Chitta Nirodha Stoppage of flickering of the mind. Yoga is to achieve equanimity in pain & pleasure, happiness & sorrow. “ġham aur ḳhushī meñ farq na mahsūs ho jahāñ,maiñ dil ko us maqām pe laatā chalā gayā.”(Film: Hum Dono, Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi) This is … Continue reading What Yoga Is?
On the eve of 5th International Yoga Day, I am writing about How I practiced completing 108 Surya Namaskar. On 16th June I along with another 847 participants completed 108 Surya Namaskar. It was an exciting experience. It is heartening to note that out of the total 848 participants 95% were women. This shows women are now taking fitness seriously. If you are a woman … Continue reading How I did & You Too Can Do 108 Surya Namaskar?
We all do many things in the name of Yoga. Those of you who think they are doing Yoga do not know what the Yoga is. I have the audacity to make the statement in spite of not knowing what all you know about Yoga. There are some common misconceptions about Yoga; Yoga is assumed to be a physical activity – Asana. Yoga is considered a … Continue reading Practicing Yoga, the Dev Aanad Way
Symbolism must end at some point and in-depth understanding must begin. Everyone from the Prime Minister to citizens across the globe will celebrate the International Yoga Day on 21st June. They all will perform a few Asana in the public domain and the celebration will end, one more year. Just knowing about Asana and Pranayama for a limited health purpose is like having a piece … Continue reading Important Things to do on International Yoga Day
The Sage Patanjali has described Yoga in 8 limbs i.e. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, (Outward Yoga) Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and, Samadhi (Inward Yoga). Yoga is the panacea for everything in life. Your goal could be; Living a good Life – Follow Yama and Niyama Physical Health – Do Asana Mental Health – Do Pranayama & Dhyana Spiritual Health – Practice Pratyahara & Dhyana Attaining Salvation/Moksha … Continue reading The most ignored but the most important limb of Yoga
This month the world will celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st June. Yoga though originated in India have become popular the world over during last few decades. Yet there is limited knowledge about the Yoga and its impact on the physical, mental and spiritual well being. People have assumed it to be a health-promoting practice like any other form of exercise. Origin of Yoga: Ministry of … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know Today about Yoga
The word yoga originates from ‘yug’ in the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. It means to ‘yoke’ or ‘bind and unite’. It is a system that sees the body, the breath and the mind as a union of the multi-dimensional aspects of human beings. Through this union of physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation, man strives to achieve better health, happiness and a higher level of … Continue reading 101 interesting facts about Yoga
When the world is celebrating International Yoga Day on 21st June 2017, it is important to know about Yoga beyond just Asana and Pranayama. We will now from their wisdom how Yoga can become life-changing engagement for the practitioners. Though Yoga history goes beyond Sage Patanjali, the Ashtanga Yoga, the Yoga we know today was written by Sage Patanjali as Yoga Sutras. He is known … Continue reading 28 wisdom from 16 prominent Indian Yogis
Yes, Indian Cricket Captain is known for his aggression also knows how to calm down when required. He tweets; “I love this book. A must read for all those who are brave enough to let their thoughts and ideologies be challenged.” ‘He is referring to a book is a famous Yoga book by an Indian Yogi Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda. The goodreads.com … Continue reading Yoga Inspiration of Virat Kohli You Need to Know