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The Sanskrit term chakra means ‘wheel’, ‘circle’ and ‘cycle’. In other words, the chakra is energy centre that exist in the subtle body. It has not any shape rather it is the psycho spiritual energy centre. Chakras are those energy centres through which the cosmic energy flows into the human body and these are the life-force energy centers.Read More
Generally the word ‘mudra’ denotes the gesture or attitude. Moreover, this word also has been used as financial term. In financial arena, it refers to currency. However, this implication as a currency totally comes under Nepali and Hindu script. In yogic understanding, the Sanskrit word ‘Mudra’ basically refers to “gesture”, “attitude”, “sign”, “mark” and “seal” which is performed implying the hands and fingers as well as whole body.Read More
Tratak is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘to see or gaze’. It is one of the practices of meditation performed gazing at a certain object. Generally, it is practiced looking at the flame of the lamp. Moreover, it also can be practiced gazing at the symbol, photo, circle, flower, moon, water, leaf or any point. Read More
You may be wondering why Nepal is one of the best choices for the journey of yoga and meditation. As a part of the eight highest peak of Himalayas, Nepal is a deeply spiritual yogic place. It is one of the best countries to host yoga retreats, yoga teacher training, meditation, healing and many more spiritual learning. So, Nepal is being famous as a 'Guru country' (country of yoga Master) all over the world on the path of yoga and meditation.Read More
Standing Postures 1. Padangusthasana ( Big toe Posture) You’re in the position of Samasthitih (Equal Standing Posture). Make your feet one foot apart. Place your palms on your hip joint. Look up Inhale and back. Exhale, bend forward and grab your both big toes by your index and middle fingers along with the support of thumbs. Inhale. Make your head up and straighten your hands and look at your third eye. Exhale. Bend down asRead More
The Sanskrit term chakra means ‘wheel’, ‘circle’ and ‘cycle’. In other words, the chakra is energy centre that exist in the subtle body. It has not any shape rather it is the psycho spiritual energy centre. In our body, the existence of chakras is numerous. However, the major chakras are perceived to be seven in our body. Mooladhara Chakra Mooladhara Chakra is situated at the base of the spine i.e. the perineum in the maleRead More
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Sun Salutation  A & B has been taken as the process of warm up combined in a sequential flow.When you commence your Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, you start your practice from Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) A followed by Sun Salutation B. Then only you enter into the world of asana practice indeed. The practice of Sun Salutation is indispensable part of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice that you are supposed to follow through.Read More
Pranayama is generally confined as a breathing exercise. As a matter of fact, it has profound meaning than the confinement as a breathing activity. The term ‘Pranayama’ has been formulated by the addition of two word ‘Prana’ and ‘Ayama’. The word ‘Prana’ means vital energy or life force. Ayama means the expansion or extension. In this regard, the expansion of vital energy through breathing is called pranayama.Read More
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is one of the parts of hath yoga. Ashtanga means eight-limbed in which asana is one branch and pranayama is another one. The first two folds Yama (Moral codes) and Niyama (Observances) are signified in this yoga including third and fourth fold asana (physical posture) and pranayama (extension of life force).Read More
The Sanskrit name surya refers to the sun and namaskara means ‘salutation’. The name of the Surya namaskara has been given by the enlightened sages in vedic age. In the ancient time, the sun symbolizes as spiritual consciousness was worshipped on a daily basis. It helps to activate pingala or surya nadi which is the pranic channel and carries the vital energy so, it has named Surya Namaskara.Read More
Drink 3/4 glass of lukewarm salt water quickly and then follow the six Asanas. Perform each asana eight times dynamically which are mention as sankhaprakshalana group of asana. Again drink 2 more glass of water then repeat the asanas. Repeat the process for third time if you wish to go toilet observe the bowel movement without straining. Again drink 2 glass of water and perform the each asanas eight times dynamically then check the bowl movement. After third or fourth cycle of Asana you will feel the bowl movement. After passing stools for first time, one will get easy. Read More
Vaman Dhauti (Regurgitative cleansing). Vaman mean 'vomoting' and dhauti mean wash or cleanse so the vaman dhauti mean cleaning of digestive system by means of vomiting is vaman dhauti. This process is effective to take out acid, indigested food, toxic and other impure particles from upper digestive track. The Vaman dhauti is further divided in three types: Kunjal Kriya (Pratice of vomiting water), Gaja karma Kriya or elephant style of vomiting, Vyaghra Kriya or tiger style of VomitingRead More
Vatsara Dhauti or Kaki mudra (Cleansing the intestines with air). Sit in a comfortable position and purse the lips like a crow's beak. Draw the air in one sucking and fill the stomach with air as much as possible and hold as long as possible and feel that the air is passing out through the large intestine and through the anus. This process is good practice to cleanse the stomach and to make the digest powerful. This is helpful to remove the stale gas and wind. This is the good way to cleansing through our natural air.Read More
Danda Dhauti - Cleansing of intestine by using catheter. The act of cleansing the stomach with the help of the catheter of higher number by passing it through the mouth slowly till the stomach so that the acidic water waste is ejected out. The traditional way of Danda Dhauti is to insert a soft stick, stem of a banana but nowadays this technique is used to perform with a catheter. Drink 3/4 glass of warm salt water. Read More
Dhauti: The process of cleansing the stomach along the food pipe is called dhauti. It is done basically in the empty stomach early in the morning for removing the undigested food particles as well as for removing the gaseous that are deposited in the stomach. There are various types of dhauti. The main type of dhauti are:Read More
The process of cleansing and purifying the nasal passage with the mild salted water using the pot (having a long spout on one side) is called Jala Neti. We should bend our head toward the right if we fixed the spout of the pot in the left nostril and wait for the water coming out from the next nostril. Again repeat the process from the right nostril. After completing this process the nostrils must be thoroughly dried by Vastrika breathing.Read More
Tratak: The technique of gazing at a single or on a particular point by eye either on the object or on a candle flame is tratak. The practice of tratak is based scientifically as the movement of eye ball reflects our thinking. When we concentrate on a single object our thoughts are vanished where eyes are still. In practice of trataka eyes and attention both should be fixed on the same point or object.Read More
Nauli: The practice of rotation of abdominal muscles in clockwise or anti-clockwise direction is nauli kriya. There are four forms of Nauli, they are: 1)Vama- left 2)Dakshin-right 3)Madhya- middle 4) Moving in all direction clockwise and anti-clockwise. Nauli helps to tone all the muscles as well as organs associated with the abdomen. It removes all the digestives disorders. Nauli is the practice of churning the abdominal muscles to the left and right repeatedly. Rotation of the muscles, clockwise as well as anti-clockwise is also practiced. This tones up all the organs in the abdomen and removes digestive disorders.Read More
Kapalabhati – Though many include Kapalabhati as a type pranayama, in the Hatha Yoga texts, it is classified under theShatkarmas. It is a powerful cleaning process where the air is forcefully expelled from the lungs, removing any stagnant carbon dioxide accumulated in the lower parts of the lungs. In kapalabhati, the exhalation is forceful while the inhalation is normal. This process is repeated few rounds. It is said to be a cure for many diseases.Read More
To draw in water through the anus and wash the large intestines with nauli or simple movement of abdomen and then take out all the unnecessary things from large intestine is known as basti karma. In short cut the act of cleansing the bowels with the water is basti. Traditionally the ancient people use to drawl the water from their anus from the pond while having bathing in the pond thus cleansing their bowel, but due to increasing population this technique have been diverted.Read More