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Ashtanga Yoga Guru – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Ashtanga Yoga Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Life   Sri K. Pattabhi Jois was born on July 26, 1915, a day of the full moon, in a traditional Hindu Brahman family.  His father was a well-known astrologer in the service of the Maharaja (King) of Mysore. Pattabhi Jois was curious about Yoga and Sanskrit. It led him meeting…

Pranayama – A Helpful and Simple Guide

What is Pranayama? Pranayama – expansion of life-energy force by breath control. Prānāyāma is the 4th limb explained in the Ashtanga Yoga system. The Upanishads and Vedas emphasis very much on Prāna.  Pranayama uses various techniques to accumulating, controlling and channelling the Prāna. Pranayama Principle Simple principle – Pooraka (prolonged inhalation), Antar Kumbhaka (internal retention of breath), Rechaka (prolonged…

3 Reasons How Yoga can Help You Improve Running

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 a life-changing experience. With the time, I’ve realized that my cardio got so much better, I’ve lost a few extra kilos and gained my confidence back. The “high” you receive from…

3 Effective Exercises to Improve Breathing

Are you breathing enough? It reminds you to bring your awareness on your breathing! Deep breathing makes the mind to stay alert, present and calm. Breathing is a detailed science in Yoga, explained as Pranayama. Successful people and Yogis understand the importance of breathing. Breathing impacts on your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. According to Ayurveda, People with…

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…