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Classical Music and Adhyatma Tradition of the East

Music has been since time immemorial been with humankind. From early man to the mighty kingdoms in past to the modern world, all has been having its own music taste. The messages sent by music is beyond the limits of Read more…


Know the foods to be avoided in Sadhana

In the third part of the series of article on the topic of food we will discuss the food that should not be taken by the Sadhaks.   We have discussed the importance of food in sadhana and as the Read more…


What is Teerth Yaatra and its importance in sadhana?

Today we often associate Teerth Yatra with going to holy places and taking holy bath and visiting the temple. People in all religion whether Hindu, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity have the concept of teerth or the Holy Places. And Read more…


Yogic Diet | Importance of food in sadhana |Part 1

Today we will discuss about the importance of yogic diet as food plays an important part of sadhana. This article is a 3 part series article. In first part we will discuss the general importance of food in sadhana with Read more…


A Minimalist lifestyle | A sine qua non for a spiritual life

Minimalist lifestyle is compatible with meditation

There has been increasing trends of Minimalist lifestyle in various aspects of our life. There has been latest trends from minimalist home to minimalist fashion to minimalist art to minimalist art to software UI. Now the question comes what exactly Read more…


इन्द्रियां पर दृष्टा भाव कैसे रखें?

मात्रास्पर्शास्तु कौन्तेयशीतोष्णसुखदुःखदाः। आगमापायिनोऽनित्यास्तांस्तितिक्षस्वभारत॥ इस श्लोक में समता के महत्व को बताते हुए पूरी साधना विधि का उल्लेख करते हैं| समता अर्थात संसार की जैसी भी परिस्थिति क्यों ना आए परिस्थितियों में एकत्व भाव बनाए रखना| सुख आए तो खुशी से Read more…


Misconceptions about Asanas and Its purpose in Ashtang Yoga

Today when we hear about Yoga, everyone starts thinking of various poses or Asanas. But yoga is much wider science than just Asanas. Even the component of Asanas in Ashtanga Yoga is being misused these days. Asana is not girl’s Read more…


Kapalbhati

The word Kapal means ‘forehead’ and the word bhati means ‘light’ or ‘perception of knowledge’. If we observe the way we breath, inhalation is active an exhalation is passive. That means as a result of inhalation exhalation occurs, in the Read more…


Dhauti : Agnisar Kriya

Dhauti is a series of cleansing technique divided into 3 main groups, Antar Dhauti or Internal Cleansing, Sirsha Dhauti or Head Cleansing and Hrid Dhauti or Thoracic cleansing. Antar Dhauti shall be stressed, keeping the ease of practice and benefits Read more…


Kunjal Kriya (Vaman Dhauti)

As per Gheranda Samhita, Chapter 1, Shloka 39, भोजनान्ते पिवेदवरि चाकण्ठं पूरितंसुधीः । ऊर्ध्वद्दष्टिक्षणंकृत्वा तज्जलवमयेत्पुनः । नित्यमभ्यास योगेनकफपित्तं निवारयेत् ॥ ३९ ॥ Which means, “After meal, let the wise practitioner drink water full upto the throat, then looking for a Read more…