Articles on Yoga

The Upanishadic Connection to Neuroscience

May 12,19

Upanishadic sages thousands of years ago understood the secrets of neuroscience but going beyond the physical body to higher levels …

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HAMSA RAHASYA: The Secret of Hamsa

Apr 8,19

By Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Shiva Yoga and Hamsa   The Hamsa is one of the key concepts …

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Vedic Yoga and the Three Gunas

Mar 15,19

In the philosophy of Yoga, derived from the Samkhya system, all matter in the universe is reducible to one primary substance called Prakriti. Prakriti literally means the original power of action. It does not refer to substance in the physical sense but to the potential from which all forms of matter, energy and mind can arise. Prakriti is the original state of pure potential out of which all things become possible. Prakriti is the latent state of substance, like the seed that holds the potential for a great tree. It is the prima materia of the world of which matter, energy and mind are manifestations. Prakriti, we could say, is the causal or original form of all substances, from which their subtle and gross forms arise. It is extremely subtle, ethereal and transcendent, forming the basis for space that is its first material form.

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Shiva and Shakti Yogas

Mar 11,19

Yoga means unification, which is first the unity of all the dualities and contraries that constitute the energies of life. …

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The Original Teachings of Yoga: From Patanjali Back to Hiranyagarbha

Feb 1,19

Many people today look to Patanjali, the compiler of the Yoga Sutras, as the father or founder of the greater …

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Yoga Psychology and the Yoga Sutras: The Sovereign Remedy to Go Beyond All Sorrow

Dec 22,18

The Yoga Sutras of Rishi Patanjali portrays a psychological view of Yoga, not a physical Yoga, which is only mentioned …

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Vedic Origins of Yoga: Shvetasvatara, the Vedic Yoga Upanishad

Nov 6,18

Adapted from Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi In order to provide a better sense of how the Vedic …

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Soma, the Bliss Principle in Vedic Knowledge

Oct 25,18

  Soma, the Counterpart of Agni Every form of Agni has a corresponding form of Soma, without which it cannot …

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Our Daily Journey in Consciousness           

Sep 22,18

  Our entire lives form an ongoing journey into consciousness that occurs one day at a time. We should treat …

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Mantra, Concentration and Meditation

Sep 16,18

  Concentration and Meditation   To reach the meditative state, concentration is required first. A scattered, distracted, and inattentive mind …

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