“The rule in Yoga is that every muscle in the body should move at least once a day. This helps to bring our energy back into flow and releases any blockages. Energy is like water which needs to flow constantly as water that stands still becomes impure and putrid. Flowing water always remains pure so […]
The difference between Asana and Exercise Yoga and exercise are not the same. Today, most fitness programs teach exercises, Yoga asanas, pranayama, Tai Chi, aerobics, martial arts, etc or a combination of these. Though all of these are aimed at maintaining and improving health, few understand the difference between the Yoga asanas and other forms […]
Pranayama is generally defined as breath control. Although this interpretation may seem correct in view of the practices involved, it does not convey the full meaning of the term. The word pranayama is comprised of two roots: ‘prana’ plus ‘ayama’. Prana means ‘vital energy’ or ‘life force’. It is the force which exists in all […]
Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga recorded by the sage Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta, an ancient manuscript said to contain lists of many different groupings of asanas, as well as highly original teachings on vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy” The text of the Yoga Korunta “was imparted to […]
Hatha yoga is also called Hatha Vidya, as a part of Hindu origin, Hindu tradition believes that Lord Shiva himself is the founder of hatha yoga. In the 20th century, hatha yoga, particularly asanas (the physical postures), became popular throughout the world as physical exercises, and is now termed as “YOGA”.