Author: The Yoga Institute

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...

Agnisara; abdomen contractions Yoga Kriya – simplified hygiene practices- Yogendra Agnisara; abdomen contractions. Agni is fire. In this context, it is the fire unto which all is offered, especially the food we eat. Fire is the vanquisher of all and within this fire, all is purified. This...

Viparitakarani - Inverted poseYogendra Viparitakarani; inverted pose. Although apparently a postural exercise, this technique has been spoken of as a Mudra (neuromuscular control). According to the authorities on Hatha yoga, this exercise of inverted balance has been formulated particularly with the object of bringing about inner...

Tapa for Householders “The word Tapa means ‘fire’, ‘heat.’ Why should we do Tapa? We want Ananda, happiness and relaxation in life. But it is said that life itself is a Tapasya. The world cannot work the way we want it to. Situations happen; it is...

Yoga & Conditioning Conditioning is a unique technique–pioneered by The Yoga Institute for preparedness. The art of preparing oneself for the right experiences in the present is defined as: “the withdrawal of oneself from the outer as well as the inner world, to attain an emotional...

Overcoming laziness A quick guide and tips on how to beat laziness or procrastination. Organization skills and healthy routines are the key essentials to overcome laziness.To do list  Priories need to be set for each day. Before you go to bed each day just take five minutes...