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Attachment (Raga) & Yoga Kleśa (Sanskrit क्लेश, also klesha) is a stint from ancient yoga text which means, "poison or affliction". Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra clearly identifies five afflictions -Ignorance or ávidyā, Egoism or asmitā, Attachment or rāga, Aversion or dveṣa and Fear of death or abhiniveśāḥ....

Yoga for Beginners “We all talk of Yoga – we are not sure what Yoga means.” – Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra The word yoga seems to have acquired such a prolific significance all along the history and development of its various practices even from the earliest period...

What is true Meditation? Teaching meditation has become a profession, and the average man is confused. What is true meditation? Meditation was known even before the time of Patanjali. In the Vedic and Upanisadic period, people were found sitting under trees, in deep contemplation. It was a...

Upeksha - Imperturbability & Happiness Buddhi comprises of four components. They are Maitri, Karuna, Mudita and Upeksha. These four help in polishing our Chitta. Today, focus is on Upeksha. Upekṣā (उपेक्षा) is a Sanskrit word-It means equanimity, non-attachment, poise, non-discrimination and even-mindedness or letting go. It...

Maitri Bhava and Yoga Yoga has a belief of ‘bhavas’, which means feelings. One such bhava is MAITRI BHAVA, which means a feeling of friendliness or benevolence. It is unattached loving kindness. Externally, a person may not appear friendly, but his intention, his bhava, is more important....

VICHARA IN OUR DAILY LIVES Today, we are talking about the four pillars of health – Ahara, Vihara, Achara and Vichara. These are the main things we have to follow for prevention, management and cure of disease. The first three pillars are food, recreation and routines....

Yoga for Thyroid Thyroid disorders are an epidemic and perhaps most common endocrine disorder affecting millions across the globe. In India, it has been estimated from various studies that approximately 43 million people suffer from thyroid disorders. Prevalence of the disease is more evident in women...

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