The Yoga Tradition – An overview

The Yoga Tradition – An overview

All yoga systems as we know them today, developed within spiritual traditions derived from the ancient Vedas. The Vedas are the oldest and most authoritative religious scriptures of Hinduism. Therefore these Yoga traditions are known as Vedic traditions that are collectively called Vaidhika Dharma (Vedic Dharma) in Sanskrit. Since the Vedas are ancient records revealingRead more about The Yoga Tradition – An overview[…]

Intellect is the foundation for healthy mind and relationships

Intellect is the foundation for healthy mind and relationships

The primary foundation of our emotional and mental health is the intellect. A keen and steady intellect contains within itself the stamina to resist the pressures of the ego and its desires and to be able to perform its functions properly. That alone can provide a person with a mind that is tranquil and peaceful.Read more about Intellect is the foundation for healthy mind and relationships[…]

Living in the awareness of Isha

Living in the awareness of Isha

The Ishavasya Upanishad (īśāvāsya upaniṣad) declares that the universe we perceive is a manifestation of the Absolute Reality alone – ‘pūrṇāt purṇam-udacyate’. What this means is that our universe of multiplicity is a construct in the field of infinite consciousness which is referred to here as the Absolute Reality. Our mind and our senses apprehendRead more about Living in the awareness of Isha[…]

5 Quotes to remind us – it is not yet the time to give up

5 Quotes to remind us – it is not yet the time to give up

Many successful people have dealt with numerous setbacks before they achieved success in their pursuits. Sometimes failure can overwhelm even the most tenacious person and giving up seems to be the only way left. I have had my fair share of setbacks in life and the last time when it happened, not only my emotionsRead more about 5 Quotes to remind us – it is not yet the time to give up[…]

30 Quotes of Swami Vivekananda on personal achievement

30 Quotes of Swami Vivekananda on personal achievement

World renowned Hindu spiritual leader and monk ‘Swami Vivekananda’ is a beacon of inspiration and wisdom to millions. His speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893 is perhaps the most iconic of his many famous speeches. He was a major force in the modern day revival of Hinduism and contributedRead more about 30 Quotes of Swami Vivekananda on personal achievement[…]

Why focus on actions and not on the fruits of actions?

Why focus on actions and not on the fruits of actions?

Everything that happens to us happens in the present moment. Past and future moments are simply a creation of our mind recollecting and projecting from our memory while casting a veil over our perception of the present moment. Nothing can actually happen in a past or in a future moment. Our thoughts on the actionsRead more about Why focus on actions and not on the fruits of actions?[…]

You are the sum total of your mental-impressions

You are the sum total of your mental-impressions

Physical actions are only a manifestation of thoughts in your mind. Every physical action and the result you experience are in fact an extension of a sequence of mental processes. Every conscious thought process leaves an impression in the deeper layers of your mind. These mental-impressions remain as latent tendencies in your mind. They areRead more about You are the sum total of your mental-impressions[…]

Surya Namaskara for All

Surya Namaskara for All

Do not despair if you have insufficient time to practice different yoga asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing technique), japa (chanting) and dhyana (meditation) daily. Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation is the solution you need to incorporate asana, pranayama, japa and meditation into a single short routine. Practicing Surya Namaskara helps you to be physically andRead more about Surya Namaskara for All[…]

Constitution of the Panchakosha model

Constitution of the Panchakosha model

  There is a unique human body-mind constitutional model in the Vedas. The Hindu sages imparted spiritual wisdom to their students using the model as a methodology to guide them through a process of self-enquiry and meditation. It is called the Panchakosha. What is strikingly evident is the completeness of the model in representing allRead more about Constitution of the Panchakosha model[…]