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The Mountain Pose (Parvatasana)

Mountain Pose (Parvatasana) is a simple seated asana, which is considered to be one of the most important seated postures in ashtanga yoga series.

It is a part of the Sun Salutation series of asanas. It appears as the fourth pose and the ninth pose in the Sun Salutation or Surya…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on July 27, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Attitude of Friendliness

Patanjalias Yoga Sutras Chapter 1 Verse 33 “By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.”

The above Sutra is putting us in the right perspective, and is…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on April 14, 2018 at 8:43am — No Comments

Nadi’s the Energy Channels

In Yoga city Rishikesh, India, in the midst of the turmoil, the eccentricity, the vibrancy and the dust I found myself feeling maybe the most calm I have felt in my life, without a cause or obvious reason. I came here with sparse knowledge of nadi’s, the energy channels of the body, but upon looking deeper I…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on February 23, 2018 at 8:03am — No Comments

Yukta

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 6 Verse: “But those who are temperate in eating and recreation, balanced in work, and regulated in sleep, can mitigate all sorrows by practicing yog.”

Yukta – The literal meaning in English means moderate. Not to be on one extreme or the other, not too much and not too less. So how do…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on December 14, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Creating Space in Ourselves

We have always had the seed of awareness within us. The tricky part is learning how to cultivate it. Patanjali states, you have the seed, your job is to cultivate. One way is through Asanas. Preparing the…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on November 25, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments

Finding your Dharma

Dharma is a very difficult word to define. Roughly translated as our purpose, human pursue, order of happenings in nature, and the law of nature. It is your duty, or individual purpose of life. No one’s Dharma is exactly the same, everyone has their own unique Dharma, and is impossible to copy anyone…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on November 20, 2017 at 11:47am — No Comments

Energy in the Body

Prana means life force, or vital energy flow. This force exists in everything in nature and the universe. There is nothing which has no prana. When prana no longer exists in us, it means we have died.

Since all natural things contain prana, it just means some have a higher or less frequency of prana.…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on November 18, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments

Yoga Nidra – Self Exploration



Yoga Nidra is an ancient technique of self exploration of inner growth through deep relaxation. The powerful self hypnosis guides you deeper into your unconscious and helps to process unresolved emotions. There…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on November 9, 2017 at 6:16am — No Comments

Purification Through Yoga

If we look at the entire system of yoga, it is used as a tool, and an end. We constantly lose sight of this goal, throughout the day and during the practices. We have misconceptualized yoga, and need to understand the tools we use are still yoga and the end result is also Yoga. So what is the goal?…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on November 3, 2017 at 9:20am — No Comments

Death and Yoga

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse’s 27 and 28

“For one who has taken his birth, death is certain; and for one who is dead, birth is certain. Therefore, in the unavoidable discharge of your duty, you should not lament.”

“All created beings are unmanifest in…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on October 31, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Yoga Lessons from the Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit for “Song of the Lord”) is one of the world’s most renowned and valuable pieces of literature. The Gita in itself is a godly poem innate in the epic Mahabharata, which is one of the literature pillars…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on October 26, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

The forward head posture

During the anatomy class, we talked about the skeletal system and how today’s digital habits have impacted our posture. The class that had the strongest impact on me was the one talking about the cervical and the forward head…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on October 25, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Yoga Art of Adjustments





Adjustments, they are possibly the most…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on October 24, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Pranayama: The doorway into the internal universe



Pranayama is the practice in which one learns to regulate one’s breath in order to gain steadiness of the mind. The practice works on our mind, intellect and deeper states of awareness. During the practice, we tap…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on October 23, 2017 at 9:21am — No Comments

What is hatha yoga ?

Hatha Yoga is the yoga of balance, and can be broken down between, Ha and Tha. Ha representing, the sun, solar energy, and more masculine qualities. Representing the Sympathetic nervous system which is responsible for our “fight or flight…

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Added by Jivan Chakra Foundation on October 17, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

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