vipassana meditation

Vipassana Meditation – What, How to Practice and Techniques

Vipassana is one of the oldest meditation technique’s which was rediscovered by Mahatma Buddha 2500 years ago, which gave thousands of people freedom from their sufferings. Except in Burma, the practice was virtually dropped in India, but it was again revived by S.N. Goenka in 1969 and since then it became a popular form of meditation not only in India but also in other parts of the world.

It takes you through the self-exploratory journey of transformation developing the connection between the mind and body. This connection brings the mind into focus and removes it from impurities cultivating love and compassion in the soul. Through this form of meditation, life becomes the personification of awareness, non-delusion, self-control, and peace.

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Getting Back to Yoga After Giving Birth

After giving birth, there is no other feeling as great as motherhood, and this is also a time to get on the mat for the love of your body and bring the lost energy and glory back. Many women start their practice right away and find it’s different. After delivery it is very important your body requires modified practice. It would take some time for you to get back to your original practice or even during your pregnancy time. Now the practice should be light, considerate and supportive.

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What You Need to Know About 108 Sun Salutations

These 108 Sun Salutations are sequences of yoga poses knitted together and done in sequence. Also known as Surya Namaskar, these are traditionally practiced early morning as a salutation to the Sun to get energized for the day. These are generally Vinyasa style yoga which means linking breath to your moments that flows in rhythm. The Sun Salutations are quite challenging poses and are also excellent cardiovascular workouts, yet there is lot more meaning hidden these surface level workouts, so let us all dive into it.

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Why Practicing Yoga in the Morning is Best?

We are the product of circumstances being forced to do what we do not want to do; this is either due to circumstances or by virtue of our own habits. But the one routinely affair is in our hands and that’s Yoga. It is one thing which no one can dictate, and by adopting it and doing it, we defy all our vices and come out of the hindering circumstances to gain healthy body, mind and soul.

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Know About Best Ten Yoga Books to Deepen Your Yoga Practice

Yoga learning is a never ending process, the more you ingrain yourself in yoga there would be lot more for you to explore and learn. Yoga teacher training programs give in-depth practice and training in yoga which is enough to become a yoga teacher but for those who’s craving for learning never ends must have their library stocked with good yoga books.

Here I would let you know about the ten best most must read and popular yoga books. Read more

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Is the Study of Anatomy Make Yoga Safer?

We often hear yogis complaining of injuries after their yoga sessions. There could be many reasons but the basic cause is the lack of knowledge of anatomy among the trainers, and this is not a healthy trend. Though there are some who does not think the study of anatomy is necessary yet it is one of the main subjects in yoga teacher training program. Experts opine that you need not have a deeper understanding of the anatomical science but you should have the basic understanding of the muscles, joints, and bones. This understanding helps him to better fulfill the needs of the students and prevent their back pain.

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Types and Benefits of Yoga Mudra

Our body is a mini world made of five elements, Agni, Vayu, Akasha, Bhoomi and Jala and when there is disturbance body suffers from diseases and imbalanced mind. While the balance is restored with the physical postures specially drawn to bring awareness to the body and mind, there is more to yoga that can meet the eye. The twist is it is more fragile and independent branch of yoga known as Tatva Mudra Vigyan Yoga Mudras.

There are many types of Mudras. Shiva Samhita refers in detail about ten Mudras in one hundred shaloks, while Geranda Samhita refers about twenty-five mudras. From the studies, we come to know that conventional Hatha Yoga Mudras, Asanas, Pranayama, and Pratyahara are used in Laya Yoga Kriyas, besides there are many mudras that are suggested for Dharana and Dhyana. (source: The science of yoga mudras, by k. Rangaraja iyengar , prof. G.s).

Here we mention about eight types of Mudras with each of them gives different benefits: Read more