Yoga

The Aum Chant – Yoga Chant and Mantras

The Origin of the AUM (OM) Symbol Aum means ‘totality, intangible unity of the universe and all that is known and unknown’. It represents the universal name of the Lord. In Hinduism it is a sound to praise the Lord.…

Yoga Meditation Practice and Technique

Meditation or Dhyana is the seventh of the eight-limbed yoga path of Patanjali. It aims to refine the concentration of the mind to a higher level. Meditation happens spontaneously from concentration as the mind focus deepens. You reach ultimate meditation…

What is Yoga Bandha – The Locks of Yoga

What is Yoga Bandha The word Bandha means “a lock” – in yoga it refers to a muscular contraction which aims to increase physical strength, muscular control, support the spine and the subtle energy. The practice of yoga bandha intends…

Yoga Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation can be practiced at the beginning and at the end of each yoga practice. It can also be practiced on its own as a way to distress and release the body and mind from any tension. Mental relaxation aims…

Names and Location of the Chakras

What is Chakra The theory of yoga explains the existence of the human body in a physical form as well as in a subtle form. The anatomy of the subtle form is composed of channels (nadis) and energy centres (chakras).…

Padahastasana – Hands to Feet Yoga Pose

Start standing upright with your arms lengthened at your side and feet close together. Position the hands in prayer position. Keep the feet parallel and spread out the toes, keeping the body weight spread evenly across the feet. Take a…

Standing Forward Bend Yoga Workout Sequence

This yoga workout is a good way to start your yoga session. As it helps to stretch the muscles and warm up in preparation for the Sun Salutation Vinyasa and other yoga postures. Start standing upright with your arms lengthened…