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…

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.…

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.…

Surya Namaskar – Beginning of your Yoga Practice

Surya Namaskara – Salutation to the Sun Surya Namaskar is one of the fundamental Yoga pose (asana). It is widely practised in traditional and modern yoga practices such as Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga etc. This post explains some tradition behind it and the benefits in details. Purpose of Surya Namaskara in Asana Practice: Warm-up (muscles) Release of…

Ashtanga – 8 limbs of Yoga

The name “8 limbs come from Sanskrit term Ashtanga. Eight yogic principles when adopted in life, one can reach the fullness of life. Ashtanga became popular with the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system but it has mostly to do with asana and pranayama. 8 Limbs of Yoga Patanjali’s eight-fold doctrine is for a leading to a meaningful…