Start Young for a Healthier Life Technology coupled with urbanised living and academic pressures have collectively created historically obese youth and children. There is lots of evidence which confirm that exercise is an important key to reduce the risk of major ailments such as heart attack,...

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...

Celebrating Diwali the yogic way Diwali symbolizes the victory of good (knowledge) over darkness (ignorance). Historically, known as ‘Naraka Chaturdashi’ because Narakasura (symbolic of darkness), a cruel king, was killed by Krishna (symbolic of the light and knowledge). On this auspicious day, it said that if...

Dr Jayadeva & Smt. Hansaji answers some questions about the Goal in Life & Yoga Q: How does Citta Vritti Nirodha play a role in ‘Goal of life’? Dr Jayadeva: Once the mind starts over working, problems start. Do you understand that? So here yoga says, stop...

Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ । निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥ MeaningI meditate on Lord Ganesha- who has a curved trunk, magnanimous presence, and the glory of million suns,O Lord, remover of all obstacles, may all my work be free of obstacles, all...

Life is full of Obstacles. Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.30 helps us understand obstacles of life. It offers simple solutions so that even a householder can reap holistic benefits of learning yoga and leading a happy fulfilled life.PATANJALI YOGA SUTRA 1.30  'Vyadhi-Styana-Samsaya-Pramada-Alasya-Avirati-Bhrantidarsana-Alabdhabhumikatva-Anavasthitatvani-Cittaviksepah-Te-Antarayah' Vyadhi : disease, illness , sickness...

Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.9- Svarasavahi-Vidusah-Api-Tatha-Arudhah-Abhinivesah Svarasavahi: flowing on its own momentum Vidusah: wise person Api: even Tatha: the same way Arudhah: firmly established Abhinivesah: fear of death, clinging onto the life  We are talking about the Klesas, all those vitiating factors that cause pain and suffering in all of us. Among this...

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