In sanskrit ‘Bridge’ means ‘Setu’, ‘Bandha’ means ‘Lock’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. The poses look like the shape of the bridge, so this pose is called as bridge poses i.e. Setubandhasana. Basically this pose is effective in relaxing the body and reducing stress. It stretches the chest, spinal cord and neck.............READ MOREcontinue reading
The words “diet” and “fun” are rarely used in the same sentence, probably because most people associate calorie reduction with feelings of hunger and deprivation. But it does not have to be like that!
Believe it or not, it is possible to lose weight quickly by eating delicious, filling foods that will keep you satisfied throughout the day. How? Making sure your meals and snacks are high in fiber. (Most Americans only receive a fraction of the 25-38 grams recommended daily). Yes, the same nutrient associated with staying “regular” is also a powerful hunger zapper. By filling it with fewer calories and slowing down the rate at which you digest, the full fiber rate will keep you satiated longer, which can significantly help your weight loss efforts.continue reading
Om purnamadah, purnamidam, purnat purnamudachyate,
Purnasya, purnamadaya, purnamevavashishyate
This creation, having a form and full of many attributes is perfect because only a Perfect can be born out of the Perfect. If the perfect is taken out of the Perfect, what remains is also Perfect.
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.
The world is like a beautiful picture gallery which has been well decorated with multiple colours and adornments in an orderly manner. What artist could have started this art? Who can tell? One scene is entirely different from the other. Each man’s form, size and characteristics are different from those of others. Who has established the harmony underlying this world of diversities, and the splendour of innumerable expressed and unexpressed forms? To whom does it all belong? How beautiful it all is! The delicate innocent faces of small children, the soft petals of flowers – what are all these? What is the power which gave them such a beauty?continue reading
Who is a Yogi?: This life stands between the two ends of birth and death. Our life, emerging from behind the curtain of the unknown, exhibits itself for some time to this manifest world and then makes its exit, merging with the known again. This life is like a manuscript which has lost its pages in the beginning and at the end. One who seeks to find these missing pages is called as yogi. Life is not confined to only what we see or know of it in the present. Who are we? From where have we come? Where have we to go? These are questions which press for an answer.continue reading
Most people sleep without resolving their tensions,
This is termed nidra.
Nidra means sleep, no matter what or why,
But yoga nidra means sleep after throwing off the burdens,
It is of a blissful, higher quality altogether.
When awareness is separate and distinct from the modifications of mind.
When waking, dream and deep sleep pass like clouds,continue reading
Misery should go and bliss should come – this is the goal of all living beings. We are endlessly in search of bliss everywhere. Why are we in search of happiness and bliss? We are in search of bliss because that is our essential nature we are seeing only a faint shadow of that supreme bliss and hence this craving of bliss.
Secondly, suffering should go. There are three types of suffering according to the Samkhya philosophy: suffering from oneself, from natural forces, and from other beings. In spite of all our efforts we cannot eliminate suffering. If we drive to out from one place, it comes to another.continue reading
Balasana, the pose of the child, or the resting pose of the child is an asana. Sanskrit: बालासन; Bala – Child, Asana – Pose; Pronounced as BAHL-ahs-ahna
What is Vedanta? ‘Veda’ means ‘knowledge’, and ‘Anta’ means ‘the highest’. Vedanta, therefore, stands for the highest knowledge. There are many nuances of truth. ‘Someone is sitting there’, is true. ‘John is sitting there’,is also true. ‘John is sitting on the bench there’, is a greater truth. ‘ John is sitting on the bench and reading a book’ is still a greater truth. Evidently, gradations in truth reveal the clarity of comprehension of something . That which is perfectly and absolutely clear is the highest truth.continue reading
Misery should go and bliss should come – this is the goal of all living beings. We are endlessly in search of bliss everywhere. Why are we in search of happiness and bliss? We are in search of bliss because that is our essential nature we are seeing only a faint shadow of that supreme bliss and hence this craving of bliss.continue reading