Yoga, Mind and Consciousness
‘Moving on’ only happens through ‘moving in’. Self-observation is the way forward. We must start by observing ourselves, identifying our feelings and reminding ourselves that they are just projections of the ego. Our reactions and emotions are just self-created fantasies, and it is our own ego that sabotages our peace of mind.
Biofeedback is primarily concerned with the calibrating and the recording of the electrical waves emitted from the brain. These waves, or brain rhythms, vary in their repetitiveness, intensity, and extent from one person to another and from one individual’s state of mind to the next.
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.
A list of the five greatest and most common myths about Yoga.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' visit to India.
Namaste is a Sanskrit word used as a respectful greeting. The word is accompanied by the physical gesture of placing your hands together, as if in prayer, over your heart chakra and with your head slightly bowed towards your hands.
“Avoid fraternising with people who don’t share your values. Prolonged association with those with false ideas can only tarnish your thinking.” - Epictetus - The great Stoic philosopher
Stress and anxiety often prevent us from getting good sleep, which makes us moody and lethargic. How can we get better and sounder sleep?
The second part of the article on expressive yoga and Swami Sivananda's 18 ITIES explores the cultivation of veracity, equanimity, fixity, non-irritability, adaptability, humility, tenacity, integrity, nobility, magnanimity, charity, generosity and purity.
Expressing yoga and practicing yoga are two completely different things. We must learn to express yoga whenever we are not practicing it. The 18 ITIES of Swami Sivananda serve as a foundation, which can make us express yoga in thought, speech and action and turn us into true yogis.
The body’s natural urges help the body stay in balance by assimilating and eliminating whatever is necessary in order to stay in a harmonious state. Suppressing these urges results in many ailments.
We all suffer from stress, anxiety, tension, anger etc. Sometimes we think we’re relaxed, but this is just a notion; the reality is we are only less stressed. We confuse a state of reduced stress with peace.
Our entire lives depend upon our breathing. Since times immemorial, ancient yogis have told us:‘’ Those who do not breathe fully only half live. And those who breathe correctly obtain control over their entire being. Then what is there in this world that remains impossible for them?’’