We will explore the extensive relationship and vast interconnections between Yoga and Ayurveda, focusing on the Yoga Sutras. This examination extends to important issues of Yoga sadhana, Yoga therapy and Ayurvedic healing. Yoga, Ayurveda and related Vedic disciplines have more connections than usually acknowledged, particularly in the West. We cannot understand one of these systems
Mauna, the Secret Limb of Yoga Mauna refers to the practice of not-speaking, and one who does this regularly is called a Muni, a sign of great respect in Hindu and yogic thought. While not-speaking is an important part of Mauna, it is much more than that. The voice is the foremost of our motor
Some scholars state that there is no mention of Shakti in the Yoga Sutras. This is incorrect. Shakti is the last word in the Yoga Sutras that sums up its entire teaching and defines its goal as the realization of the Purusha. It suggests what is referred to as Kundalini Shakti in other Yoga texts.
Tapas is one of the key principles of Vedic thought and Yoga practice, without which it cannot be understood. Tapas is described as the power of Agni, our inner flame of awareness. Tapas is often a synonym for Yoga itself. Yoga is Tapas or developing the inner fire (Agni) and will power necessary for a
Pranayama is a very deep but often misunderstood aspect of Yoga. From ordinary breathing practices to yogic mastery of the vital force and promoting the higher energy of consciousness, it is all pranayama at various levels. In the following article, we will explore the deeper aspects of Prana and Pranayama, including how to achieve a
Hanuman endows us with the Atma-Shakti or self-power to realize our highest potential and accomplish what is magical. Hanuman is the great hero of the Ramayana, the wonderful story’s most fascinating character. Though having the form of a monkey, he is said to be the greatest sage, yogi and devotee. What is the inner
Traditional Yoga, as defined in key Yoga texts like the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, is first of all
Ayurveda, the Vedic science of life for all living beings, defines health and wellbeing in terms of Svastha. Svastha means
Emotions are powerful forces of nature, not just our own personal reactions. For example, anger is much like fire. When
Shakti Sadhana by Yogini Shambhavi All of our lives should be a Shakti Sadhana, a cultivation of the Yoga
By Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Karma, meaning action, is a Vedic term for explaining the reincarnating soul’s evolution
Ayurveda is inherently a psychological as much as a physical system of medicine. Its scope of practice includes both physical
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