Posts in Yoga Theory
The SWAN Meditation - A Technique to Master the Mind

The SWAN meditation – short for strengths, weaknesses, ambitions and needs – helps us to do just that. The technique allows us to develop a continuous awareness of the most influential factors of our lives. By practicing the SWAN technique, we learn to see things for what they truly are rather than what we desire them to be.

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The First Teachings of Buddha to his son Rahula at Mango Stone

The following text is a description of Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta – The Pali text named “Instructions to Rahula at Mango Stone.” The text details the first and one of the most important exhortations given by Buddha to a young Rahula, his son.   

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Shavasana: The Corpse Pose

In Shavasana we relax our body and mind, developing our awareness from a point of absolute stillness.This gives rise to the suppressed impressions within our subconscious mind, thereby relieving stress, tension, anxiety, fatigue and insomnia. 

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Yoga TheoryKedar Nath
What is Raja or Ashtanga Yoga?

Raja Yoga was compiled by Patanjali, a contemporary of Buddha. It is a straightforward path which omits all religious and ritualistic discussions and ideologies. It is concerned only with accessing the higher dimensions of our own consciousness. “Raja” means King and Raja yoga is considered the king of all yogas. It is also known as Ashtanga Yoga, or the yoga of eight limbs.

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Yoga TheoryKedar Nath