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Benefits of Deep Breathing in Yoga and Daily Life

The breathing as one of the fundamental elements of all Yoga practice. Breathing has an interdependency to the mind, body, and emotions. With a steady and correct breathing – concentration comes easily and creativity flows. The right breathing in yoga can serve as a transformative mechanism to improve overall well-being for an advanced and beginner practitioners…

The meaning of OM and its essence in Yoga

OM or AUM (Sanskrit: ॐ) is a sacred sound scripture symbol, representing the universe within its vibration. It is also a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. I notice in my Yoga classes that everyone accepts and enjoys chanting OM. However, chances are they have little ideas of its essence. It just feels right! Isn’t it? I thought to…

Chakra and Yoga – An introduction to the ancient Science

The word Chakra derives from the Sanskrit word “Wheel” or more precisely, The rotating wheel. The chakra is such an extraordinary system that governs and channel energy in our body. Chakra system defined in different ancient cultures including ancient Vedic/ Hinduism, and Buddhism, and widely mentioned in Mayan, Inka, Egyptian, Babylonian and more cultures in the…

Jal Neti – An important Yogic purification

Jal Neti is something that I learned in early childhood in my family seeing my uncle, father and mother performing it. With the time, it also integrated into my morning ritual. I experience the powerful benefits of Jal Neti kriya and would love to share in this post. It is not a surprise it is…

Krishna – Mystic Yogi and the God of Compassion

According to our ancient scriptures, Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and was born in ‘Dwapur Yug’. On his birthday I want to share some points from an important lecture on the action, life, yoga and attaining liberation in the battlefield of Mahabharat to Arjun called Bhagavad Gita to apply in our lives.…

Yoga and Running – How Yoga can help runners

I have been a marathon runner and loved running in the forest of Heidelberg, cities, and fields enjoying the rhythm of my breathing. It was life changing experience. With the time, I’ve realized that my cardio got so much better, I’ve lost few extra kilos and gained my confidence back. The “high” you receive from running…

Origin of Ashtanga Yoga – Yoga Korunta

Going back in time around 1000 BCE, you would have called Ashtanga Yoga – Yoga Korunta. The method of Yoga taught at KPJAYI is that which has been told by the ancient Sage Vamana in his text called “Yoga Korunta.” Although many books on Yoga have been written, Vāmana Ṛṣi (devanāgarī: वामन ऋषि) is the…

100 benefits of Meditation

Meditation has profound effects on mind, body and emotional being. We know that the mediation is a powerful remedy for stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. The list goes on and on. Meditation also improves one’s immune system and regulate blood pressure so effortlessly. Here are 100 benefits of meditation Physiological, Psychological and Spiritual benefits: Physiological benefits:…