Yogendra Garudasana Cultural Asanas–for extremities. Yogendra Garudasana; the eagle pose. It is important to maintain the flexibility of the body for physical and mental health. The suppleness and elasticity of the extremities as well as freedom of movement for the joints contribute in this flexibility. Yogendra...

Yogendra Bhadrasana; the throne pose. Cultural Asana–for extremities. Ancient India Yoga texts such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika as well as the Gheranda Samhita mention this asana. Yogi Swatmarama describes it as one of the 4 main Asanas that can be done for prolonged meditation....

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...

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...

Mystic Mantra ChantsWhy chant mantra? Chanting mantras helps to quieten the fluctuations of the mind. It is a handy tool devised by the yogis to turn awareness inwards. It is a simple and easy way to relax and calm the mind. Mantra recitation during meditation is...