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Oct 26, 2020

DETOX/CLEANSING TECHNIQUES RECOMMENDED IN AYURVEDA AND YOGA

In Yogic and Ayurvedic sciences, there are certain purificatory/cleansing processes which are very useful for detoxifying the body and mind. In Yoga, there are 6 such techniques/methods, called “Shad/Sat Karma/Kriyas”. “Shad” or “Sat” means six and “Karma/Kriya” means processes or methods. These are mentioned in Gheranda Samhita as

Oct 23, 2020

ANAHATA/HRIDAYA CHAKRA SHUDDHI – PURIFYING THE HEART CENTRE

According to Yogic philosophy, there are 7 main chakras (energy centres) within our bodies, namely Mooladhar (root) chakra, Svadishthan (sacral) chakra, Manipur chakra (solar plexus), Anahata (heart) chakra, VishuddhI (throat) chakra, Ajna/Agya (third eye) chakra and Sahasrara (crown) chakra. There are also 7,272,210 nadis (energy channels) in our

Oct 20, 2020

DETOX

In recent times, the term “detox” has become a household word. Many people talk about it and quite a number of them adopt different methods of detoxification. Here we will discuss the necessity for detoxification, the different methods to detoxify our systems, the best time/season to do detoxification

Oct 16, 2020

BHASTRIKA PRANAYAMA

According to Ashtanga yoga system, Pranayama is the fourth anga (limb) – it is preceded by the three limbs, namely Yama, Niyama and Asana, and followed by Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. Pranayama means breathing techniques wherein the breathing is regulated/controlled in some specific ways. There are mainly

Sep 28, 2020

Jaalandhar Bandh

Ayurveda says that there are 10 different types of the air element in the body – five Pradhaana Vaayu (primary airs), namely, Praana Vaayu, Apaana Vaayu, Udaana Vaayu, Samaana Vaayu and Vyaana Vaayu. And five Upa Vaayu (secondary airs), namely, Naaga Vaayu, Kurma Vaayu, Devadatta Vaayu, Krikalaa Vaayu

Mar 28, 2018

MANIPUR CHAKRA (SOLAR PLEXUS)

The human body is a miniature of the universe.  Just as there are 7 main planets in the universe (according to the Vedic perspective), there are 7 main chakras in our body.  Manipur Chakra is the most important chakra of these 7 chakras.  Symbolically, the Manipur Chakra represents