Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Mantra

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Ashtanga practice is traditionally begun with the recitation of the mantra. What we call the Ashtanga Mantra is really two shlokas (verses) from different sources. The first is a verse from the “Yoga Taravali” by Sri Shankaracharya (one of the most important saints of India, a yoga master and proponent of Advaita Vedanta, a non-dualist …

Eight Limbs Of Yoga

The following limbs as prescribed by Patanjali the first five are called external aids to Yoga (bahiranga sadhana) 1-Yama: Refers to the five abstentions: how we relate to the external world. (the five vows of Jainism are identical to these)Ahimsa- non-violence, inflicting no injury or harm to others or even to one’s own self, it …

Benefits of Yoga

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga For Fitness. As Sri Sri Ravi Shankar puts it, “Health is not a mere absence of disease. It is a dynamic expression of life – in terms of how joyful, loving and enthusiastic you are.” This is where yoga helps: postures, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation are a holistic fitness package. The benefits accrued …