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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra During the last fifty years the way of life has changed greatly. Our mind is engrossed in material survival and has lost the point of balance and harmony. The body and mind are unable to adapt to the … Continue reading

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Breath of Fire – Bhastrika Pranayama

Breath of Fire  -  Bhastrika Pranayama Pranayama means control of breath. Vedic science teaches us how to control our mind by breathing practices. We also can use pranayama to activate male (solar) and female (lunar) energy then needed, or harmonize … Continue reading

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The So Hum Mantra

The So Hum Mantra “So Hum” is translated as “I Am That” Pronunciation: So – Hahmmm According to both Hindu and Buddhist traditions, the So Ham mantra is considered to be the vibration of the cosmic unheard AUM and produces … Continue reading

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Caution: Check your Face Expression

Caution: Check your Face Expression All of us know individuals who are always in good mood no matter what happens in their lives. There is also the opposite kind of people: they always expect bad things to occur even when … Continue reading

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Acne – the Pitta Imbalance

Acne – the Pitta Imbalance Acne vulgaris or cystic acne is large pimples, which show a Pitta or Kapha imbalance. It is aggravated by overconsumption of sweets, fats, oils, red meat, seafood, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as emotional … Continue reading

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Bija Mantra – the Energized Sound

Bija Mantra – the Energized Sound Mantra, the sacred word, is the most common yogic practice. It is the main tool for working on the mind. While asanas are postures for the body, mantras are postures for the mind. They … Continue reading

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The Law of Attraction – Daily Positive Affirmations

The Law of Attraction – Daily Positive Affirmations “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” These words of Mahatma Gandhi fully correspond with the Ayurvedic law of attraction. This universal law states, that … Continue reading

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The Seven Chakras and Seven Stages of Human Life

The Seven Chakras and Seven Stages of Human Life The main nadis (subtle energy channels of the body) Ida, Pingala and Shushumna run along the spinal column in a curved path and cross one another several times. At the points … Continue reading

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Sankalpa – The Power of the Will

Sankalpa – The Power of the Will Sankalpa means will and motivation. We are the result of our Sankalpas, creating ourselves and our karmas through our intentions at the heart level. Yoga cultivates the will or Sankalpa for Self-Realization. Ayurveda … Continue reading

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Benefits of Meditation

Benefits of Meditation Meditation is a culmination of the Yogic and Ayurvedic knowledge. Meditation is not just a matter of closing one’s eyes and sitting silently. It is our ability to contact our true Self which is the source of … Continue reading

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How to Meditate

How to Meditate Meditation works for everyone who is willing to devote some time to the practice. For a beginner, a successful meditation is simply one that leaves you feeling tranquil and rested. Find a place in your home where … Continue reading

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Innocence – Affirmation

Innocence – Affirmation Today’s affirmation is about innocence. Make it your promise for today. Today I will look at everything through the eyes of innocence. I will not compare, evaluate, label, or judge. I will respond to everything as if … Continue reading

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Affirmation – Reloading your Mind’s Software

Affirmation – Reloading your Mind’s Software Our thoughts, emotions and feelings, this constant conversation going on in our mind highly influences all aspects of our life. But we are not limited to the mind, don’t mistake it for yourself. We … Continue reading

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Meditation for Kapha

Meditation for Kapha Kapha types (see Portrait of Kapha) should practice meditation in order to let go of emotional attachment and to counter mental stagnation and lethargy. Meditation helps them release possessiveness and heaviness. Kaphas may require encouragement or motivation … Continue reading

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Meditation for Pitta

Meditation for Pitta Pitta people (see Portrait of Pitta) need to meditate in order to release their anger and aggression and let go of their controlling approach to life. They usually have good concentration and meditate more easily than Vata … Continue reading

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Meditation for Vata

Meditation for Vata Vata types (see Portrait of Vata) should practice meditation in order to calm their restless minds and nerves and to relieve their inherent tendency to fear and anxiety. Meditation helps them sleep, alleviates their digestion, and strengthens … Continue reading

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Natural Care for Beautiful Breasts

Natural Care for Beautiful Breasts Every day we hear about new wonder skin care formulas claiming to make us look great. That means to me that whatever we already have in our bathroom cabinets is not working. I quit using … Continue reading

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What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? Yoga is a common term in our culture today, and yoga classes can be found in every city or neighborhood. Most people identify yoga with the physical postures that are the most evident side of the system. … Continue reading

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Nadi Shodhana – Alternate Nostril Breathing

Nadi Shodhana – Alternate Nostril Breathing Long ago ancient yogis detected what scientists now refer to as the nasal cycle. During the day our nostrils alternate periods of activity, ranging from a few minutes to a few hours. The breath … Continue reading

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Raw or Cooked?

Raw or Cooked? Yoga’s and Ayurveda’s recommendations about eating raw food seem to be opposed but only at first sight. Ayurveda generally does not recommend raw food for a long term diet but only for short term detoxification. That is … Continue reading

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Ten Things that Affect your Health

Ten Things that Affect your Health 1.    Like increases like. A dosha is increased by things with qualities similar to it. Vata is light, dry, cold, and mobile. That means that dry foods, dry fruit, cold, windy weather, running, being … Continue reading

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Sun Salutation

Sun Salutation Surya Namaskara is a salutation to the sun, the source of our life. Sun Salutation is a flowing, full body exercise that is designed to work all the major muscle groups and joints and massage our internal organs. … Continue reading

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Yoga Postures in Ayurveda

Yoga Postures in Ayurveda Ayurveda recommends asanas (yoga postures) as its most important lifestyle recommendation for exercise. It also prescribes asanas as an important treatment measure to cure different diseases. Asanas and food are the two most important physical treatment … Continue reading

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Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra

Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra Every embodied individual is composed of a body, a mind and a spirit. India’s ancient seers (rishis) organized the wisdom, which became the Science of Life, into three bodies of knowledge. Ayurveda deals mainly with the … Continue reading

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