Yoga Spirituality and Philosophy

The Yoga Tradition – An overview

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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

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How to stop being possessive and start living

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We pin our happiness on people, things and circumstances. Admittedly, their presence in our life does contribute to the joys of life. Yet, it seems our relationship and interaction with them is not always rosy and we do experience as much, if not more, problems enough to turn our life

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Living in the awareness of Isha

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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

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You are the sum total of your mental-impressions

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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

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Surya Namaskara for All

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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

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Mind factors into Karma

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Effect is determined by the nature of cause. So the result of action is determined by the nature of action. Actions have no existence apart from the mind. Action is only an extension to the thought processes of the mind. Therefore action is determined by the nature of your mind.

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Constitution of the Panchakosha model

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  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

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The Power of Thought

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A thought is a thing, just like matter and energy. In Hindu philosophies like Vedanta and Yoga, a thought is technically defined as vritti (literally, ‘a vortex’) which refers to a vibration of mind-stuff. If the mind is a lake, then thoughts are the waves. Thoughts can travel vast distances.

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