Anjaneyasana or the Crescent Moon Pose or the Low Lunge pose

Introduction According to Hindu mythology, Anjaneyasana is said to have strong relevance to the Hindu god Hanuman. You can often find sculptures, paintings, depictions or portraits of lord Hanuman in this pose. Also, Anjani was the name of the mother of Lord Hanuman. Anjaneyasana or the crescent moon pose or low lunge pose is one of the most commonly practiced poses in yoga. It helps you maintain balance, stability and focus in your body. Apart from it, also engages your core, hips, and quadriceps together. There are five sheaths or kosas which together constitute our body. Anjaneyasana targets the mind […]

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Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation – The primary Yoga pose

Introduction Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation has an element of spiritual processes. Like, when we say Surya (or Sun), we are talking about the basic powerhouse of this planet. Everything on this earth is powered by the sun. You may argue, the electricity is man-made but the truth is the basic elements like carbon and others are the consequence of the sun itself in a way or the other. It is probably the most eminent and the most salubrious exercise routine a human can perform. When you compare this with other conventional exercises like aerobics, weight lifting, walking, jogging, and […]

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Raja Yoga: Royal way to explore your psychic energy

Raja yoga means the royal path of yoga or the supreme path of yoga. It is a tool to explore the hidden psychic energy inside you. This method awakens the inactive potential energy of your body increasing your capability. The goal of Raja Yoga is to reach a state of mind where you realize the nuances of life. The principle of Raja Yoga Raja Yoga also is known as Classical Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga. Sage Patanjali gave us an organized path known as Eight Limbs or Ashtanga by which one can enlighten the psychic energy within oneself. These Eight Limbs are Yama, […]

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Hatha Yoga- Yog for beginners

With a little continuation to our previous blog, we would like to stress on one of the most imperative yoga practice – Hatha Yoga in this write-up. The Meaning Ha represents the Sun while Tha represents the Moon. Combining it to form Hatha– tends to combine both the energies to simulate the bliss of the mind and body. It signifies the balance of both mind and body. The Origin Hatha Yogis in ancient times were renunciates, i.e- who have renounced their lives, families, jobs, worldly affairs to practice an ascetic life. This tradition basically emerged in northern India. Later a parallel ideology was incorporated in the Hindu beliefs and traditions. The […]

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What is Yoga? Origin, Principle and growth

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Yoga“? Let me guess, a fitness regime? or a spiritual practice? A religion? An ideology? India? etc etc! Right? Well, the word “Yoga” came from a Sanskrit word “Yog“, meaning an addition. It actually refers to a union, not ideology, spirituality, religion or physical fitness. It is a union of physicality, mentality, and spirituality. It’s not only about twisting or bending your body or holding your breath. It’s a system and technology to reach to the state of mind where you tend to realize the nuances of life. A tool to explore the inner energy required […]

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