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Benefits of Yoga

benefits of yoga - Yoga and its benefits

Yoga benefits people of all age groups. The benefits of yoga range from mental peace, fitness, health, improved physiological functioning of the body and spiritual evolution.

The benefits of Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Shatkarma and Meditation reach all the levels of our being. To understand this, we need to know more about the different levels of our own individual existence.

Oil Pulling for Oral Hygiene

Oil Pulling for Dental Hygiene

Oil pulling is a simple and effective technique to maintain oral hygiene. Oil pulling is an ancient method mentioned in Ayurvedic texts. The Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita mentions Oil pulling as Kavala and Gandusha. Kavala involves holding a medicinal liquid in the mouth and Gandusha involves retaining as well as moving the liquid in the mouth. Oil pulling involves sipping a tablespoon of oil and retaining, swishing and moving it in the mouth for 15 to 20 minutes, to pull out the toxins and microbes.

Yogic Breathing – The Art of Natural Breathing

Yogic Breathing

Yoga and breath are deeply connected. When performing asana, pranayama and meditation, the correct breathing is essential to get the full benefits of the practice. Yogic breathing is finding your natural breath.

The Guru Disciple Tradition

Guru Disciple Tradition

        Role of the Guru in spiritual life is indisputable. The spiritual path is an esoteric path. Everything cannot be learned from scriptures and talks. Even if we understand a subject intellectually, it is not easy to put it to practice. One needs to undergo an inner shift to grasp the subtle truths about life and the creation. An external agent is required to help us through this change, which can be painful at times. When a larva wants to become a beautiful butterfly, it has to undergo various stages of transformation. That is a challenge. When we are ready for this challenge, the role of the Guru begins.

Naturopathy and Common Cold

Naturopathy and Common Cold

Naturopathy and its approach to common cold is based on the principle that human body can develop the necessary immunity by natural means. We are so familiar with the common cold that we take it for granted. It has become part of our life. We do not think of ways of preventing it. Instead we are happy to gulp down an anti-allergic pill or some antibiotics which can have long term side effects on our immune system.

One Week Water fast and its Benefits

One Week Water Fast

One week water fast can be taken up by those who are well versed with the benefits of the shorter one day and three day water fasts. A one week water fast is more intense than a 3 day fast, but is definitely easy for those who have prior experience with shorter fasts.

Three Day Water Fast and its Benefits

3 Day Water Fast

A three day water fast can be taken up by those who are well versed with the one-day fast. A three day fast is little more intense than a 24-Hour fast. It is good to have prior experience with the shorter one-day water fasts. This experience will give one the confidence to take up the longer three-day water fast, which gives much more physical, mental and spiritual benefits.

Nature Cure and its Principles

Nature Cure and principles

Nature Cure or Naturopathy is a way of life of which we find a number of references in the Vedas and other ancient texts. Nature cure or Naturopathy is based on the morbid matter theory, concept of vital force and other concepts which were available in ancient Indian texts which indicate that these methods were widely practised in ancient India.

Water Fasting – For Detox and Healing

Water Fasting for Detox and healing

Water fasting has been adopted from ages as an effective detox method. Water fasting relies on the self healing nature of the human body. Our digestive system works day and night without rest.  It not only has to process the food that we eat, but also has to remove the waste matter and toxins. Imagine your car that runs 100 miles every day without oil change or maintenance for a couple of years.

Jala Neti – Yoga for Cleaning your Sinuses

Jala Neti - Nasal Cleaning in Hatha Yoga - Shatkarma - Sinus Cleaning

Jala Neti is a yogic technique to clean your sinuses. Neti is one of the six purification methods in Hatha Yoga. The sinus cavities can get clogged with impurities which may cause infections, inflammations and headaches.