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The Importance of Pranayamas

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 85 Contd. from [340492:knowledge sheet 84]   “Tasminsati shwasaprashwasayorgativicchedaha pranayamaha’’ (II Sutra 49) tasmin = in that state of asana or posture; sati = being; shwasa = inspiratory breath; prashwasa = expiratory breath; gati = … Continue reading

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Benefits of Sudarshan Kriya Technique – YouTube Video

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The Secrets of Communication From Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

I Heard a wonderful talk by Sri Sri in this Sunday Long Sudarshan Kriya. The topic was “Blossoming perfection”. This is a talk give by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in German Ashram or something but definitely in Europe. I feel … Continue reading

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Don’t Shy Away From Criticism

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 84 Contd. from knowledge sheet 83   “Tato dwandanabhighataha’’ (II Sūtra 48) tato = then; dwandwa = duality; anabhighataha = rooted out.   “Then, all the duality in you is rooted out.”  

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Effortlessness is the Key

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 83 Contd. from knowledge sheet 82   Asanas are not just aerobics, not just gymnastics because asanas have to be coordinated with the breath and with awareness. If you are lifting your arms up, you … Continue reading

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A Yogi is a like a Baby

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 82 Contd. from knowledge sheet 81  

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Truth is what we are!

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 69 Contd. from knowledge sheet 68

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What is Asana?

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 81 Contd. from knowledge sheet 80   “Samadhisiddhirëshwarapranidhanat’’ (II Sūtra 45) samadhi = the state of samadhi; siddhihi = attainment; ëshwarapranidhanat = by devotion to God. “The state of samadhi is attained by devotion to God.” … Continue reading

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Vajrasna ( Adamintine Pose)

This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a diamond or thunderbolt. One can sit in Vajrasana (Adamintine Pose) at the time of doing pranayamas. This yoga posture is pronounced as vahj-RAH-sah-na. Vajra = … Continue reading

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The Importance of Tapas & Swadhyaya

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 80 Contd. from knowledge sheet 79  

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