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 .
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six astika schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term “Yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of hatha yoga and yoga as exercise, consisting largely of the postures or asanas. Origin of Yoga .
The Throat Chakra is the fifth chakra, also known as the Vishuddha Chakra, is the energy center located between the collarbones and the larynx in the neck. There are seven major chakras in the internal system of the human body that align the flow of our prana (energy). If one of the chakras is imbalanced, it can cause illness or disease. Yoga, meditation, and mantras can assist with chakra imbalances and blockages. The Throat Chakra is associated with .
The root chakra is also called Muladhara in Sanskrit which is primary energy storage. It is located at the base of the spine in the vicinity of the coccygeal plexus beneath the sacrum. It is associated with your most basic survival needs. Where is root chakra is located on the body? Muladhara is located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for .
The eight auspicious symbols are called as Astamangala in Sanskrit and bkra-shis rtags-brgyad in Tibet. These symbols are the most well-known group of Buddhist symbols and are traditionally listed in the order of: A white parasol A pair of golden fishes A treasure vase A lotus A right-spiraling white conch shell An endless knot or ‘lucky diagram’ A victorious banner A golden wheel 8 Auspicious Symbols of Early Indian Assembly Originally the eight auspicious .
Durga is the original manifested form of Mother Parvati or Adi-Parashakti. The meaning of Durga is “the inaccessible” or “the invincible”, is the most popular incarnation of Devi and one of the main forms of the Goddess Shakti in the Hindu pantheon. Parvati took the form of Durga to kill the demon Durgamasur. Goddess Durga and festivals In Nepal, Goddess Durga is worshiped during Dashain festival. Durga is worshipped in ten forms with one form for each day in Nepal and celebrated across .
While the asanas or postures which will be described later are a basic part of the practice of Yoga, we should continue our study of Raja Yoga, the non-physical phases of this practice. Some readers may find they cannot follow the rigid discipline of a full Yogic life; others may be seeking an easier path to relaxation and may feel that they are less concerned with their physical than their mental states. Breath control .
Raja Yoga is a system which has been found to be most applicable to the mental and physical conditions in which we live. Raja Yoga has eight principles. These are: Yama—non-killing, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence, and non-receiving of any gifts Niyama—cleanliness, contentment, mortification, study, and self-surrender to good Asana—posture Pranayama—control of vital body forces Pratyahara—introspection Dharana—concentration Dhyana—meditation Samadhi—super-consciousness Yama and Niyama constitute the moral training without which no practice of Yoga will succeed. As this moral code .
To attain a condition in which the fullest relaxation is possible, it is essential to control the brain and the nervous system. In old Sanskrit tracts we find the statement: “When the nervous system is relieved of all its impurities, there appear the perceptible signs of success … the glowing color of health.” While speaking of the “brain,” we must, to some extent, drop the Western traditional concept of the brain as the sole .
The Himalayan Mountains have been the home of sages for millennia. These great sages have lived and passed on knowledge of the yogic teachings to disciples who then became masters passing on the teachings in an unbroken lineage since the Vedic period. Twelve hundred years ago Shankaracharya organized his teaching into five centers of the Himalayan Tradition. As one of those five, our tradition is the Bharati lineage connected with the Shankaracharya at the .