December 2017

Panchmahabhoota -5 Elements The fundamental structural basis of all living beings (including all plants, animals and humans) are 5 elements or ‘Panchmaha bhootas.’ Panch means five; maha means supreme and bhootas means powers. The 5 elements form subtle essence or tanmatra. (Tanmatra is a Sanskrit word...

Pranayama Puraka -Prolonged inhalation Yogendra Pranayama-VI; prolonged inhalation (Puraka). ‘Prana’ is the bioenergy of our body. On subtle levels, the pranic energy is mainly responsible for life or life force, and ‘ayama’ means control. So Pranayama means "Control of Breath". In this Pranayama -continuous inhalation is practised.Starting...

Five kleshas 5 Kleshas and how to overcome them Sage Patanjali mentions the five kleshas in Yoga Sutra 2.3 “Avidya-Asmita-Raga-Dvesha-Abhinivesa-Klesha” responsible for all our suffering in life. Avidya: ignorance Asmita: I-ness, ego sense Raga: attachment Dvesha: aversion Abhinivesah: fear of death, clinging to life Klesha: painful, afflicted Only through proper understanding, we can outgrow...