Yogendra Yogamudra Yogendra Yogamudra; the symbol of yoga.  (Cultural Asanas–for forward bending of the spine.) Yogamudra represents the symbol of Yoga. It recreates the human form in its role of being a part of the Divine. It brings about humility in the presence of achievement; grace and...

Yogendra Laya - AbsorptionUnique techniques–pioneered at The Yoga Institute. From Buddha to Patanjali till modern times the value of synchronization of breathing with thinking has been known. It is found that the act of respiration and the act of thinking have close connections. Breathing becomes arrhythmic...

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...

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