Dharana translates to “unwavering concentration” and is the sixth limb of Patanjali’s Raja Yoga. The objective of the practice is to maintain a one-pointed mind, free from all mental, emotional and physical distractions.Read More
There are seven dhatus or bodily tissues, which make up the entire human body. When the dhatus are in balance, the individual experiences perfect health and wellness.Read More
Trataka is a powerful form of meditation, which is practiced in both Hatha and Raja yoga. Trataka improves eyesight and develops concentration and memory. It also helps pacify nervous disorders, anxiety and insomnia.Read More
Prana is our very life force and our body needs a certain amount of prana each day. However the prana consumed by the brain is a much subtler version, which requires transformation through certain techniques.Read More
Brahma Muhurta translates to the “time of divinity”, a period which is considered to be the ideal time to practice asanas, pranayama, meditation and mantra chanting.Read More
The practice of Ajapa Japa combines meditation, pranayama and mantra and is one the most important meditative practices which can lead to samadhi or enlightenment.Read More
The whole of creation is formed by Prana – the universal energy from which all energies stem – and Chitta, universal consciousness. Life as we know it arises from the union between Prana and Chitta.Read More
Yoga Nidra is one of the most powerful meditative techniques of the Tantras. The process involves temporarily suspending the connection between the mind and the senses, whilst remaining awake.Read More
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.Read More
Karma Yoga is the yoga of action, and one of the four main paths of yoga. Karma yoga teaches us how our deeds can help us grow spiritually and pave the way for self-realisation if they are performed selflessly.Read More
There are many paths of yoga. It is said, in this day in age, the most suitable, safe and fastest of paths is Bhakti yoga; the yoga of devotion and love.Read More
The Kleshas are obstacles to our spiritual progress. By understanding the five Kleshas, learning to reduce their stranglehold on life and destroying them, we can reduce pain and suffering, and finally get a glimpse of Atman – the inner self.Read More
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.Read More
Ahimsa is the first and foremost of the yamas and the basis of compassion. Fearlessness, courage and love are all founded on ahimsa.
Guru Poornima is that day in which we can connect with the universal guru energy and to the inner guru tattwa or master element.
Gautama’s Buddha worked ceaselessly for the good of mankind, and was renowned for his ten great virtues: “Itipi So Bhagava Araham Sammasambuddho Vijja-Carana Sampanno Sugato Lokovidu AnuttaroPurisa Damma-Sarathi Sattha Deva-Manussanam Buddho Bhagavathi”
There are four main paths in yoga: Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Raja yoga and Jnana yoga. All four paths lead to the same destination, but each one of them is suited to a different temperament or personality.
The path towards Nirvana is an arduous path which starts with cessation and ends with cessation.Read More
The Shatkarmas purify the body and eliminate all toxins, enabling the yogi to progress on the spiritual path without obstacles.Read More
The Five Great Elements were born from Universal Consciousness, to create Life as we know it.Read More