An Introduction to Ayurveda

The history of medicine is as old as the history of mankind. Man has eternally endeavored to keep himself free from three types of miseries: physical, Mental, and spiritual. Thus, the knowledge that fails to deal with all these Three aspects cannot give the perfect balance to human beings. Traditional…

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The Breathing Process – Yoga Meditation Pranayama

We all know that breathing techniques, called Pranayama, is very important in Yoga. So let’s focus on the components of the breathing process: Respiration There is a common tendency to refer to breathing and respiration as the same thing. This is wrong. Breathing is a mechanical process, while respiration is…

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Time of day to practice #Pranayama

Traditionally pranayama is done early in the morning, before other activities. Classically, just before sunrise. Early, even if not precisely at dawn, is idea time in which we can be free from most daily interruptions. Another important note is that  our  minds are  less cluttered with the events and preoccupations…

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#Yoga Breathing and the Autonomic Nervous System

Breathing is an exceptional function of the body. Even though it is automatically regulated by the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), it can be consciously modified.  This is remarkable, given that ‘autonomic’ implies that something cannot be controlled by the mind. Both the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system are parts…

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Japa #Meditation or Japa Dyana

The first objective of meditation is the elimination of random thoughts.  The second is the unification of the senses, leading to increased awareness and clarification.  All of this results in an ultimate fulfillment and satisfaction. The techniques of Ashtanga Yoga, including asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dhyana and dharana, are also employed…

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Anatomy and Stages of Breathing #Pranayama

As a yoga practitioner, it is important to have attained a level of understanding of the basic physiological functioning of the breath.  And in order to achieve this understanding, we must examine the structure of our breathing. The contracting diaphragm is the primary respiratory muscle.  It is like the skin…

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Pranayama and the Abilities of #Pranayama

Pranayama is a comprehensive practise of yoga. The journey of our life towards its destiny has many milestones. The journey is like a river flowing with turns and twists, trials and tribulations. However in the end it reaches its destination! The human being is made up of body, intellect, and…

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The Full #Yoga Breath #Pranayama

The full yogic breath is the core of the meditation and yoga practice, and it is the basic building block of pranayama exercises. It teaches us to utilize the three anatomical parts of our lungs, enabling us to reconnect to the breath, and to learn to breathe correctly.  As you…

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