The Universe is made up of five elements, Earth, WaterFire, Air, and Space. In the same way, a human body is also made up of these five elements called panchamahabhuta. The knowledge of these five elements is an essential pre-requisite for someone advancing in Yoga practice. Whether we know it or not, all yoga practices work on the five elements. The foundation of yoga therapy and of Ayurveda is also a knowledge of these elements (tattwas). Ayurveda uses these .
Tibet has the largest tradition of Dragon which dates back more than 7000 years. Dragons are not just mythical stories or just some curiosities. They are part of Tibetan life and culture. The symbols of dragons are everywhere from the beginning of Tibetan history and the importance is still up until today. In Tibet, Dragon is considered as one of the dignities. There is a total of four dignities. Tiger, snow lion, and the .
Hatha yoga is the yoga tradition most familiar to Western culture. The term is derived from the Sanskrit ha, meaning “sun,” and tha, meaning “moon.” The practice aims to unite the active and receptive qualities represented by each celestial being. Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga. In India, hatha yoga is associated with popular tradition with the Yogis of the Natha Sampradaya through its traditional founder Matsyendranath. Almost all Hatha yogic texts belong .
When we love, like, hate or dislike an object, a person, a living being or a non-living object, that is not reality. When we like something, it is not based on a truly realistic view of the object. If it is and you can check it, based on a true, realistic study of the object we are attached to or like then our attachment to or liking the object or a person must be .
For over 200 years, Western scholars have struggled to understand Hinduism, a faith whose followers seemed (to outsiders) to arbitrarily worship any one of a dozen Gods as the Supreme, a religion vastly diverse in its beliefs, practices, and ways of worship. Some Indologists labeled the Hinduism they encountered polytheistically; others even coined new terms, like henotheism, to describe this baffling array of spiritual traditions. Few, however, have realized, and fewer still have written, .
Chinnamasta is the Hindu Goddess of transformation. She is one of the Mahavidyas, the wisdomGoddesses, and is probably the most terrifying of them. She is depicted holding her own head, which she has just cut off. Origin Stories of her origin vary, but one relates that Parvati was bathing with two attendants, Jaya, and Vijaya when the attendants asked the Goddess to satisfy their hunger. After putting them off several times, Parvati looked .