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[…]

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[…]

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[…]