Panchaprana: pranic force fields or vital energy 

“Prana” is the one life force that permeates all living things and in fact all matter. This cohesive, animating force is also known as “Maha Prana” or great prana. In the human body, this universal prana has been observed to move in specific ways in specific regions in the body, regulating and controlling physical and… Read More Panchaprana: pranic force fields or vital energy 

Tattwas

What are Tattwas? The word Tattwa, alternately spelled tattva, tatwa, tatva, is Sanskrit basically meaning “principle,” “element” or “the essence that creates the feeling of existence”. The concept of the Tattwas date back at least as early as 2000 BC and they are said to predate even the Greeks’ own knowledge of the elements of… Read More Tattwas

Asanas as purification for higher states of consciousness

The body we have today is nothing but the accumulation of our past thoughts, emotions, and actions. In fact our body is the crystallized history of our past thoughts. This needs to be deeply understood and contemplated. It means that asana is the method that releases us from past conditioning, stored in the body, to… Read More Asanas as purification for higher states of consciousness

Introduce The Concept Of Study (Svadyaya)

Introduce the concept of Study as it relates to the practice of Yoga and Self-discovery. Sharing personal experience is encouraged. SVADHYAYA-SELF STUDY Svadhyaya is also a compound Sanskrit word composed of Sva and Dhyaya. Sva means “self.” The root Dhyaya means “study, contemplate, think of.” The term Svadhyaya therefore, also connotes “contemplation,meditation, reflection of one… Read More Introduce The Concept Of Study (Svadyaya)

Rajas fluxuations in uncertain times

How does Rajas act as an interplay between Sattva and Tamas? This is the classic relationship between darkness and light; the ego and the universal consciousness. Rajas has this quality to change anytime between the higher Sattvic energy and the lower/darker Tamasic energy. The deciding principle in this interplay is one’s own nature or Prakriti… Read More Rajas fluxuations in uncertain times