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01 June 2018
 // Mata Bhoomi Putroham Prithivyah //Atharva Veda, Prithvi Sukta, Shloka 12Is a solemn declaration of filial allegiance to Mother Earth by humankind, her offspring.Shloka 34: seeks forgiveness: whatever I may dig from thee, O Earth, may that ha...
25 May 2018
​Yoga & Ayurveda: holistic health - mind body spirit connectionThe Yogic viewpoint is: that the mind and body are connected as one composite unit along with the spirit to work as an entity. The human is the only being blessed with a capability to...
17 May 2018
Adhik Maas: Extra Month-13th Month of the Luni-Solar calender2018 will have 13 instead of 12 months in the Indian Luni-solar calendar system. This year, we will have an extra(adhik) month(Maas) of Jyeshtha (Sun in zodiac Gemini) beginning 16th May 20...
11 May 2018
Rtucharchya for summer(Grishma) season(Rtu)Summer is made up of the months of Jyeshtha(Sun in Gemini) and Ashadha(Sun in Cancer). This year, we will have an additional(adhik) month(Maas) of Jyeshtha (beginning 16th May 2018) inserted in&nbs...
29 April 2018
Vaishakh Purnima, Buddha Purnima, Kurma Purnima, Peepali Purnima, Satya Vinayak Purnima, Vesak PurnimaPurnima - full moon. The full moon days in the Hindu calendar are all marked as auspicious and assigned to various deities accordingly.The full...
20 April 2018
Pancha(Five) Prana(the vital life force)The energy of the cosmos that exists in the physical body is known as prana. It is this energy that is manifest in all matter, and the same that flows within the body to keep every organism alive and active. Th...
12 April 2018
Baisakhi (13th/14th/15th April) is the harbinger of summer days. It is the last of the winter harvest and brings in the summer during the months of Vaisakh and Jyeshtha. Traditionally, India and her farming community still follow a solar and lunar al...
29 March 2018
​Asana- To be (established/seated in)The yoga sutra of Patanjali puts asana at the third rung of the eight steps of yoga. The first two being the Yama(social ethical codes) and Niyama(self discipline). In not so far history, an aspirant of yoga was t...
07 March 2018
Vedic times gave us women Yogis such as the great Gargi who was the composer of many of the Rig Vedic hymns and debates the nature of the soul with sage Yagnavalakya (this is the Yoga Yagnavalkya:an important manual for yoga seekers); Maitreyi, wife ...
04 March 2018
Holi- is most popular as the festival of colours in India.The colours of Holi are a reflection of spring with nature all around bursting into full glorious bloom and the birds in sweet song on a gentle cool breeze. It is time to shake off the heavy h...
16 February 2018
 A yoga practitioner is a seeker and the means employed to that seeking is called Sadhana, while the seeker is a sadhaka. Sadhana is integral to the identity of the yoga practice: in fact, it is the summation of yogic practice.Whatever the path ...
27 January 2018
A tribute of praise to the motherland. Today, being the ninth day of the Magh Navaratri(nine days of the feminine divine Refer: http://theyogaschool.in/component/easyblog/navratra-the-nine-nights-of-the-feminine-divine?Itemid=101) and the 26th of Jan...
17 January 2018
"Suryah pratyaksha devata" (The Sun is the visible God) Uttarayana is the time Period of the Sun movement in the northern hemisphere from the zodiac of Capricorn to Cancer. The Indian calendar puts this date as fixed on the 14th January(Makar Sa...
11 January 2018
The five elements-Panch Mahabhoota'यथा ब्रह्माण्डे तथा पिण्डें'All that exists in the universe exists within the body.Yogic practice helps in bhoota(Element) shuddhi(purification) and siddhi(power of transgression) to help overcoming the material ele...
04 January 2018
Ayurveda defines lifespan(Ayush) as the number of breaths rather than a number of years lived. The average person takes 21,600 breaths per day which is around 15 breaths per minute.Breathing is the act of imbibing of the essence of life-force(prana)....
27 December 2017
Swadhyaya: Swa(self)+ Adhyāya(study)Swadhyaya in its literal translation is a study of the self.स्वाध्यायादिष्टदेवतासंप्रयोगःSwadhyayad-ishta-devata-samprayogaha. Patañjali Yog Sutra 2.44Translation: The practice of swadhyaya leads to the actual meet...
27 December 2017
SURYA NAMASKARSurya=Sun + Namaskar=SalutationHatha yoga has greatly emphasised the practice of SuryanamaskarThe twelve stances undertaken comprise six asanas that take a mirror movement from the half point to complete the twelve positions. At the bas...
30 November 2017
 Ekadasi: is the 11th day of the moon phase of the full or new moonThe science: The moon revolves around Earth through 12 degrees in every 24 hour cycle of the day. When the moon is 180 degrees away from the Sun, we have a full moon and when it ...
21 September 2017
JAI AMBE Navratra falls during the change of seasons, the two major navratras being the one in summer-chaitra navratra and the second one being in autumn, sharad navratra. Navratras occur at the equinox time. Nature or Prakriti undergoes ch...
21 September 2017
​Shat: six + Karma: Action/Process (in this case, purificatory in nature)The shatkarmas of yogic science are physio-psychological cleansing processes. The aim of hatha yoga is to create harmony of the ida(moon channel)/left nostril/ sympathetic syste...
18 September 2017
Amongst the traditional texts of yoga, the Patanjali Yoga sutra is the most widely referred. It describes yoga as an eight fold path to arrive at the truth of the self. The yoga sutras are comprehensively collated as a systemized approach within four...
17 September 2017
Awaken early morningMy Grandma stayed with me during my college years and her stubborn resolution to wake me up from deep slumber at the crack of dawn caused many a resentment between us. She had a loud sing song way of calling out my nickname – ''La...
17 September 2017
Sarvajan Sukhaya Sarvajan Hitaya cha- May everyone be happy and May everyone BenefitThe month of Bhadarva/ Bhado: End of the monsoon. 22nd August 2017- 20th Sept 2017 Some tips as per season- Rtucharya:Falling in Dakshinaya (movement of the sun...

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