Today, we start looking at the first o the four fascinating concepts that are together called Parikarma. We will also discuss four other terms that are closely associated with Parikarma. In case you are wondering what that word means, go read my introductory article about Parikarma and the concepts we will be discussing as partContinue reading “CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – MAITRI”
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YOGIC CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – PARIKARMA
With this article, we begin discussing another set of Yogic principles that can help us deal with everyday situations in the best way possible for our psychological health and wellbeing. This set of concepts deals with our behaviour towards other people around us but it can apply to aspects of our own self also justContinue reading “YOGIC CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – PARIKARMA”
YOGA AND HINDUISM – IS YOGA RELIGIOUS?
For many, even those who have learnt and practised Yoga, the practice is often associated with prayer and chanting and God. A lot of these observances seem very similar to religious Hindu practices today and this makes people think that Yoga is a religious practice primarily meant for those who follow the Hindu religion. ThisContinue reading “YOGA AND HINDUISM – IS YOGA RELIGIOUS?”
NIYAMA – WHAT, HOW, WHY
Have you heard of the term Niyama in the context of Yoga? If you’re an Indian, you probably have come across this word and are familiar with it – in many Indian languages, Niyam(a) means rule. What does it mean in Yoga, though? Does it retain the same meaning? Let’s discuss! What is Niyama? InContinue reading “NIYAMA – WHAT, HOW, WHY”
PRĀNĀYĀMA – WHAT IS IT, REALLY?
Along with Āsana, another common word we hear today in the context of Yoga is Prānāyāma. If you have never been to a Yoga class or practised Yoga in any form, the meaning of this word may not be clear. What, exactly, is Prānāyāma? What is the point of Prānāyāma practice? Why has it becomeContinue reading “PRĀNĀYĀMA – WHAT IS IT, REALLY?”
ĀSANA – WHAT IS IT, REALLY?
Yoga has become increasingly popular all over the world in the past decade or two. Everyone has heard a few Yoga-related words, at the least, if not tried out the practice itself. One of the most popular words related to Yoga, and one that is showcased very often on social media, is Āsana. What isContinue reading “ĀSANA – WHAT IS IT, REALLY?”