hatha yoga

Ujjayi – Graduating from Breathing to Pranayama

The flow of respiration can be equated with the rhythm of a pendulum. A pendulum does pause, though for just a fraction of a second, before reversing and so does our breath during its transition from inhalation to exhalation and vice versa. This ‘PAUSE’ can be termed ‘KUMBHAK’. Kumbhak or Breath Retention, in Yoga, is …

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The पद्मासन (Padmasana) – The Destroyer of Diseases

“Ordinary people cannot achieve Padmasana, only few wise ones can.” – Yogi Swatmarama Also known as Kamlasana or cross- legged position, this posture not only depicts the form of a bloomed lotus but  reminds us of its unique characteristic of being able to float through one’s life ‘untouched’ no matter what kind of filth one …

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Harmonizing the two extremes with Yoga… Bipolar Disorder

“Do not we all suffer from Bipolar Disorder?” – asked my friend while conversing about this subject. I could have casually said “Oh Yes”, had I not diligently worked hard to understand this condition because of my presentation with Bipolar India, Bipolar Peer Support Group on March 30, to mark the Bipolar Disorder Day. Not …

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