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Yogendra Pranayama-Ujjayi; the victorious breath. From the word, ‘jaya’ comes ujjayi, which means victory – victorious. “Ujjayi” is, therefore, the Pranayama which gives freedom from bondage. It is part of the eight Kumbhakas of Hathayoga.Starting position: Do preliminary conditioning in Sukhasana or any other meditative posture. ...

Pratipaksha Bhavana ( Vipareet Bhavana )What is Pratipaksha Bhavana? Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras states that any negative thoughts go against the Yamas and Niyamas prescribed in the Classical or Ashtanga Yoga. Yogis developed the concept of Pratipaksha Bhavana to overcome the inherent negative thoughts and emotions such...

Carrot and Raisin Tartlets These bite-sized pretty and dainty tartlets are delicious, healthy and ideal for an anytime, and makes a must-have sweet instead of the store bought mithais. You can prepare these beforehand and store in the fridge for a couple of days. The tartlet...

Yogendra Paschimottanasana (the posterior stretch.) The word ‘paschim’ meaning ‘west’ is used in the context of posterior of the body and ‘uttana’ for stretching. The need for spinal fitness is obvious. The practice of this Asana and its final form also brings about a sense of...

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