The Myriad Types of Yoga From India

There are so many types of yoga that we can practice, all coming from the mother country and her spiritual sadhus and seekers. From the famous author of Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda, to the epic discussion of karma yoga between Krishna and Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita, India has offered us countless ways to join the material and mundane with the divine. For any westerner believing that yoga is just a set of asana, or postures that make you look like an act in Cirque du Soleil, there is much to be gleaned form the teachings of India’s gurus. [Read more…]

Yoga – An Alternate Therapy to Treat Diabetes

Yoga, derived from a Sanskrit word, is a set of disciplines, bordering along the lines of physical, mental and spiritual activities, or exercises, having an overall effect of good health and mind on the body. It had originated in ancient India. It forms one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy. There are numerous renditions of yoga in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. In the most literal sense, the word ‘yoga’ in Sanskrit means ‘to unite’, or ‘to attach’. The union of the mind, body and the soul, through different postures of the body is what is described as Yoga. In the ancient days, it was practiced as an art, of mind purification and for attaining higher levels of enlightenment. Yoga is performed and practiced in today’s world for achieving better health, reducing stress and achieving mental peace. [Read more…]

Are we breathing?

Breathing- a process that instills life into our being at birth and continues till we exist! Breathing is not merely a chemical exchange of gases which sustains life, but a powerful link between us and our cosmos. [Read more…]