Internal cleansing is as vital as bathing

Defining internal cleansing  Why we must practise internal cleansing (dhauti)? There are many people who take a bath 3-4 times a day. Well, that's great.  Researches have found that soaking in warm water daily for 8 weeks is more effective at easing anxiety than a prescription drug. Here are some benefits …

Nasal cleansing bestows clairvoyance

Nasal cleansing practices Nasal cleansing (Neti) is intended mainly to the cleaning of the air passageways in the head.  As mentioned in the previous blog, there are 4 different types of neti. Jala (water) neti, passing warm saline water through the nose. Sutra (thread) neti, passing a soft thread through the nose. Ghrita (ghee) neti, passing clarified butter through the …

Body purification techniques for vital health

Body purification for achieving our goal of self realization Our body is an instrument for self-realization. So we must treat it like a temple. Thus, for it to perform at a very high level, we must keep it clean, strong and healthy. If the body breaks down, then we will …

Relaxation is a scientific art

Relaxation is an art There are various practices which one can develop and utilize to bring about relaxation of the mind and body, thus transforming life into an expression of well-being. Relaxation is also a science. It is based on solid scientific fact. Many people think that relaxation is very …

Suryanamaskara in 12 easy poses

12 easy steps for perfect suryanamaskara The following pictures describe step by step the 12 different suryanamaskara positions together with the associated breathing sequences. Position 1: Prayer pose (Pranamasana) Stand erect with the feet together. Face the sun or the direction of the sun. Place the two palms together in front …

Suryanamaskara is sweeter than your morning coffee

Defining suryanamaskara Here is a definition of suryanamaskara. The Sanskrit word surya means 'sun', and namaskara means 'salutation' or 'worship'. Therefore, this practice is known as 'salutation to the sun' or simply “sun salutation”. ryanamaskara is a dynamic exercise. It revitalizes the whole body, removes all signs of sleep and …