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Astanga Yoga and Saptanga Yoga

Today mostly people know about Ashtang yoga of Patanjali. However in practice what mostly people do is saptang yoga of Rishi Gherand. But people know less about it. So let’s discuss what is saptang yoga. Ashtang Yog The word ‘astanga’ 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…


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…


Laghoo Shankaprakshalana (Vairsara Dhauti)

Shankaprakshalana means to clean the conch shell, here the complex intestinal passages are compared to the passages of conch shell. As per Gheranda Samhita Chapter 1, Shloka 17, आकण्ठं पूरयेद्वारि वक्त्रेणचपिबेच्छनैः । चालयेदुदरेणैव चोदराद्रेचयेदधः ॥१७ ॥ Which means, “Fill the Read more…


Nauli or Laukiki Yoga

According to Gheranda Samhita, Chapter 1 Shloka 52, अमन्दवेगंतुं दं च भ्रामयेदुभपाश्वयोः । सर्वरोगान्निहन्तीह देहानलविवर्धनम् ॥ ५२ ॥ which means, “With great force move the stomach and intestines form one side to the other. This is called Laukiki Yoga. This Read more…


Neti

Human body produces kapha(mucus), pitta(bile) and Vāta(wind). If there is any imbalance in the proportion of these tridoshas (Vāta, pitta, kapha) ailments develop in the body. There are six purification practices, so it is termed Shatkarma or shatkriya. They are Read more…


‘Ha-tha’ an Overview

Hatha yoga now, has become a set of fancy, difficult to achieve postures that claim to have physical and mental benefits. People have even started using yoga as a way of boosting ego by mastering complex postures and displaying it. Read more…