Top 5 Benefits of Deep Breathing in Daily Life and Yoga

Breathing – are you doing it right? Breathing has an interdependency to the mind, body, and emotions. Concentration comes easily and creativity flows. Here are the top 5 benefits to motivate you to breathe right: Top 5 Benefits of Deep Breathing #1  Preventing Stress Simple deep and rhythmic breath initiates the parasympathetic nervous system. It induces…

Sri T Krishnamacharya – Father of Modern Yoga

Krishnamacharya – Father of Modern Yoga   Born on the 18 November 1888, the eldest of six children (four boys and two girls) in a remote Indian village. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya who lived about 101 years is the Māha Yogi of our times. His scholarship in various Philosophy (darshans) of orthodox Indian philosophy earned him titles such…

Origin of Ashtanga Yoga – Yoga Korunta

Ashtanga Yoga History  The method of AshtangaYoga is derived from an ancient Sage Vamana in his text called “Yoga Korunta.” Although many books on Yoga written, Vāmana Ṛṣi (devanāgarī: वामन ऋषि) is the one who has focused on a complete practical method. Yoga Korunta: Background and Findings The discovery of Yoga Korunta: Sri T. Krishnamacharya travelled to Calcutta…

Attaining the Siddhi with Yoga: 21 Super Natural Powers with Yoga

Patanjali, the great sage of India, who wrote Yoga Sutra. Easy to understand, he explains 8 principles one follow to attain ecstasy/ Nirvana/ Samadhi for liberation. While practising the 8 principles of Yoga Sutra, one start to attain Siddhis (supernatural or para-natural abilities). The word “Samyana” is used many times, the meaning is:  the combination…

Mothers as the Divinity Around the World

The day dedicated to the Mother – Happy Mothers Day (Mutterstag). Mother is the source of life, compassion, unconditional love and grace. Mother is a symbol of power, love and mentioned above gods in many cultures around the world. Here are 5 sacred and beloved mothers (in addition to our own mothers) from different cultures around the world.…

4 Benefits of Outdoor Yoga That You Should Know

Outdoor Yoga adds a different dimension to one’s practice and it brings you down to its original link with nature. “Yoga means ‘union,’ and when it’s practised outdoors it is the oneness with nature, humanity, and the universe is truly felt,” I am teaching Outdoor Yoga for the last 4 years in Heidelberg (Germany). The feedback has…

Yoga – A Philosophy of Life

What is Yoga? We often ask this question, again and again. It has many answers and every answer is right because we all have our own and unique perception of the truth. It is essential to be completely healthy to attain the four goals of human endeavour, e.g. earning money, begetting progeny with a pure…

Why Your Business / Start Up Needs Yoga

Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. Many companies and startups  recognizing the value of Yoga and are offering classes to their employees as part of their stress reduction and corporate wellness programs during the workday. Yoga is low impact, improves strength and flexibility, builds concentration, and reduces mental and physical stress and tension.…

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…