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The Power of Rudraksha Malas

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Yoga Articles | 0 comments

The Power of Rudraksha Malas

Rudrakshas   (Sanskrit: rudraksha = “Rudra’s eyes”)           The Sanskrit name is comprised of the words Rudra (another name for Lord Shiva) and akṣha (“eyes”). Also know as “the eyes of Lord Shiva”. The Rudraksha bead is said to originally come from  Shiva’s tears.   According to mythology, Lord Shiva was said to have spent 1000 years in meditation for the benefit of all beings, and upon opening his eyes, tear drops rolled down from his eyes and landed upon the earth taking birth as the sacred Rudraksha tree....

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What is Yoga Nidra?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in Yoga Articles | 0 comments

What is Yoga Nidra?

YOGA NIDRA, or Sleep Yoga is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation: known as psychic sleep or the yoga of conscious sleep. In the Yoga Nidra practice, the consciousness is said to be resting in a state between wakefulness and sleep, sometimes referred to in modern psychology as the “hypnagogic state”.  It is in this state during the Yoga Nidra practice that the alpha brain wave length is prolonged, providing the body with the ability to deeply restore and heal itself both physical, mentally and...

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The Greatness of Ganesha

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Yoga Articles | 0 comments

The Greatness of Ganesha

Every year, on the sacred day called Ganesha Chaturthi, yogi’s rejoice as the universal creative principle, called Ganesha, reveals itself.  Though it has no form, since time immemorial, humans have used shapes and symbols to represent the inherent capacity for wisdom and compassion that we all can access through moments of inner silence and stillness.  The form of Ganesha is an intricate matrix of tantric symbolism that when contemplated deeply awakens the hidden energy called Kundalini within.  For those of you who have joined us here...

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Vedanga – The Limbs of the Vedas

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Yoga Articles | 0 comments

Vedanga – The Limbs of the Vedas

All spiritual traditions emphasize the eternal principles of harmonic living called Sanātana Dharma.  These essential principles of living in harmony with ourselves, one another, and nature as a whole have been given to mankind by the Vedic seers, known as Ṛṣis. Great beings such as Vasiśtha, Viśwamitra, Gautama, Atri , Kaśyapa, and others realized in deep meditation, during a time immemorial, the Absolute Truth concerning the nature of life, and out of their boundless compassion transmitted this knowledge to their disciples. These disciples...

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The Benefits of Coconut Oil

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Yoga Articles | 0 comments

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, considered to be a Super Food of our day, is one of the healthiest oils in the world.  Increasing your metabolism & reducing the number of fat cells in the body, Coconut Oil is used for effective weight loss & healthy weight maintenance. Controlling diabetes by stabilizing blood sugar levels, Coconut Oil also provides sustained energy levels for your daily activities & for those times that require great endurance & perseverance. A remedy for vaginal yeast & bladder infections, Coconut Oil...

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The Essence of Yoga

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in Yoga Articles | 0 comments

The Essence of Yoga

The Ultimate Truth is so simple, It, in and of itself, can never be known, communicated through language, nor be written about.  It cannot be found in any book, nor be gained through any effort, nor be given to you by some higher force.  It is never different from you and nothing outside of yourself to be gained.  It is your own essential nature, the innermost essence of your being.  At best, ideas and concepts regarding its nature can only point one’s Awareness (Cit) towards its Existence (Sat), upon which recognizing, one can then abide in...

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Samkhya – The Philosophy of Yoga

Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in Yoga Articles | 0 comments

Samkhya – The Philosophy of Yoga

  When Awareness (Buddhi) is extroverted, due to the Ego Sense (Ahankāra), through the agency of the Mind (Manaḥ) it comes into contact with the seemingly objective reality and loses the recognition of its true Nature (Prakṛti) as Consciousness (Puruṣa). Through the Sense Organs (Jnānedriya) which perceive the Objects (Mahā Bhūta) of the Senses (Tanmātra) one interacts and interfaces with this “outer” environment via the Organs of Action (Karmendriya). All objects in the Universe are constituted of the 5 Great Elements (Panca Mahā...

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