The meaning of OM and its vibrational essence within

What is the meaning of OM and its essence? Why it is so important that almost everyone knows this ancient Hindu/ Vedic Symbol. OM or AUM (Sanskrit: ॐ) is a sacred sound scripture symbol, representing the universe within its vibration. It is also a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. I notice in my Yoga classes that everyone accepts…

Jal Neti – An important Yogic purification

Jal Neti is something that I learned in early childhood in my family seeing my uncle, father and mother performing it. With the time, it also integrated into my morning ritual. I experience the powerful benefits of Jal Neti kriya and would love to share in this post. It is not a surprise it is…

Benefits of Yoga – Ashtanga Yoga

Have you ever wondered why you always crave for more and Yoga? What are the benefits of Yoga and how works on mind, body, and soul? In other words – Yoga is a practice and a lifestyle that gradually transforms your body. The other side-effect of a good Yoga practice is countless. In this case, Ashtanga…

Krishna – A Yogi and the god of compassion

According to legends, Lord Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and was born in ‘Dwapur Yug’ as the eighth child of Devaki and Vasudev but was brought up by Mata Yashoda and Baba Nand. He led a simple life and gave us a guidebook for happy living. His teachings are simple yet meaningful;…

Yoga and Running – How Yoga can help runners

I have been a marathon runner and loved running in the forest of Heidelberg, cities, and fields enjoying the rhythm of my breathing. It was life changing experience. With the time, I’ve realized that my cardio got so much better, I’ve lost few extra kilos and gained my confidence back. The “high” you receive from running…

Outdoor Yoga enhances your health and wellbeing

Outdoor Yoga classes add a different dimension to one’s practice and are brings you down to its original link with nature. “Yoga means ‘union,’ and when it’s practiced outdoors it is the oneness with nature, humanity, and the universe is truly felt,” One of the yoga’s beauties as you can do it anywhere. This encouraged us…

Origin of Ashtanga Yoga – Yoga Korunta

Going back in time around 1000 BCE, you would have called Ashtanga Yoga – Yoga Korunta. The method of Yoga taught at KPJAYI is that which has been told by the ancient Sage Vamana in his text called “Yoga Korunta.” Although many books on Yoga have been written, Vāmana Ṛṣi (devanāgarī: वामन ऋषि) is the…

100 benefits of Meditation

Meditation has profound effects on mind, body and emotional being. We know that the mediation is a powerful remedy for stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. The list goes on and on. Meditation also improves one’s immune system and regulate blood pressure so effortlessly. Here are 100 benefits of meditation Physiological, Psychological and Spiritual benefits: Physiological benefits:…

Breathing in Ashtanga Yoga and its effects

The breath as one of the fundamental elements of any yoga practice. Breathing has an interdependency to the mind, body, and emotions, you being a movement. Through steady and correct breathing – concentration comes easily, posture becomes steady and benefits are multifold. The breathing in yoga can serve as a transformative mechanism to improve overall…

Surya Namaskar – Sun salutation A and B in Ashtanga Yoga

The Mysore Ashtanga yoga, sun-salutations, called “A” & “B” have been developed by Sri Krishnamacharya & Sri Pattabhi Jois. Sūryanamaskāra serves as a transition between postures and as a postural preparation – smart, isn’t it 🙂 Warm-up (muscles) Release of large articulations Limbering up of the spine Every asana is done with the synchronization of…