Category: Yoga

How to get rid of your bad habits

All your habits, whether good or bad, are deeply ingrained in your subconscious mind. This is maybe the main reason why it is very difficult to get rid of your bad habits. However, with utmost conviction, hard work and patience, you can eliminate any bad habit and nurture good ones. …

Pre-meditative exercises – How to loosen your body

Pre-meditative exercises - A must? That's a great question. Why we must practise pre-meditative exercises? In our previous post we talked about the unwritten rules that we must comply with before starting any hatha yoga program. However, apart from the earlier mentioned basic rules, we must also make sure that our …

Rules for achieving perfect asanas

Asana - A general note for the practitioner  Anybody can practise asanas. But before proceeding to start any hatha yoga program, we must comply with some basic rules. By doing so, the asanas become more efficient and beneficial when we prepare ourselves prior to any practice. 19 unwritten rules you need to follow …

Yogasanas and why we must practise it

Introduction to yogasana Yogasanas, or simply asana, means a state of being in which one can remain physically and mentally steady, calm, quiet and comfortable. “ Sthiram sukham aasanam ”  The above concise definition of yogasana comes from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It means “that position which is comfortable …

Breath control and how to master it

Breath control: Pranayama Pranayama is the science of proper breathing. It can also be defined as breath control. "Prana" is breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels "prana" represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and "ayama" means control. So, pranayama is "Breath Control". Our …

Frontal brain cleansing boosts memory

Defining frontal brain cleansing (Kapalbhati) Frontal brain cleansing (Kapalbhati) is an excellent practice that purifies the frontal portion of the brain. Also, it massages the abdominal organs and improves respiration. It is a powerful method of waking up the mind. The word kapal means "cranium", "forehead" or "frontal lobe of the brain". Bhati means …