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February 24, 2020

What Is So Sacred About The Number 108?

Astronomer, mathematician, and physicist Galileo Galilei made an interesting statement. He said that the universe is written “in mathematical language”. He maintained that the mysteries of creation itself could be solved through numbers and mathematical equations. Mystics of all traditions around the world, found that numbers offered more than scientific insight—they offered a secret language for awakening, a key to our own intuition and higher aspects of our being. Yogis found the number 108 to be such a key. The number 108 has always been a highly revered number for thousands of years, coveted by many spiritual traditions and ascribed special significance in meditation and prayer.  Considered to be the most auspicious number of all, 108 also happens to be the number of stitches on a baseball.   In yoga, the number 108 refers to spiritual completion. That’s the reason why malas used for japa (silent repetition of a mantra) […]
January 28, 2020

How to cure self-sabotage the yogic way

Self sabotage is one of the worst things we do to ourselves. Is this something you are guilty of? it comes in many forms. In this video I share how these self limiting thoughts can be overcome.
January 8, 2020

7 Yogic Secrets For A Long Life

There are seven yogic health secrets for a long life. Living long is not the goal of yogis as such, but leading a healthy and long life provides enough time to master oneself and to achieve the ultimate spiritual state of oneness – which is the goal of yogis. It is for this reason that yogis have given recommendations on how to live long and while alive, how to keep the body and mind healthy and happy. Obviously living long in an unhealthy body and ill mind is not in anyone’s interest. According to yoga there are seven “secrets” of longevity.1. Proper physical labour Exercising the body on a regular basis is essential, particularly in today’s world when physical labour is no longer a part and parcel of daily life as it used to be in the past. Most people’s lives are sedentary with little if any physical exertion. People sit […]
October 9, 2019

How to Avoid Injuries During Yoga Practice

  How to Avoid Injuries During Yoga Practice   The ancient practice of yoga includes body, mind and spirit, encompassing everything that we need in order to live a peaceful and content life. Regular practice of yoga elevates a person to a higher level of optimal health, positivity and goodness. If you are a regular practitioner, you will have experienced the benefits of yoga and the impact it has had on your own life. You may have witnessed this as a transformation in your body, a new way of thinking, improved behavior in relationships or better health conditions.   While an advanced yoga training is powerful, these practices also have the potential for harm. Occasionally an injury will cause pain and discomfort. This almost always occurs due to negligence on our part. Injuries will require that you modify your practice or can keep you from practicing for weeks or even […]
April 23, 2019

5 Reasons why you shouldn’t give up yoga practice while travelling

Journeys can be life-changing experiences. The opportunity to escape from the routine lifestyle for a few days to a place that you have never been to before can be truly relaxing and rejuvenating. But, travel can be fairly stressful as well – both physically and mentally. Travel can disrupt our established regular life patterns. Time zone changes and adjusting to unknown new places can interfere with our body clock, sleep pattern while draining our energy. During travel, we are pushed outside our comfort zone, forced to think on our feet and find calm amidst the chaos. The challenges of travel can generate a never-ending supply of obstacles and problems that can be opportunities to grow and find strength. The effects of travel can be more severe on frequent travelers. These can have profound physical, physiological, emotional and social consequences. Some highly common side effects include anxiety, irregular or lack of […]
April 5, 2019

Preaching What You Practice – Becoming a Yoga Teacher

Yoga is garnering followers in large numbers across the world and consequently Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) is gaining momentum like never before. There is a growing number of aspiring practitioners from all over the globe, while thousands are opting to become yoga teachers themselves. What is it that makes us look up at great yoga masters in awe? So much so, that we aspire to one day become teachers ourselves? There is no better way to learn about the body, mind and soul than undergoing a yoga teacher training course. Here at the Himalayan Yoga Institute, the teacher training encompasses practices that transform all of who you are and take you beyond your limited self, into your conscious Heart. This training is holistic and highly comprehensive, including deep healing and therapy for body and mind, so as to reveal the beautiful Self within. When you practice yoga you get to observe your mind throughout the […]
April 5, 2019

How Body Pain can be Relieved through Yoga

Yoga is one of the most effective methods to lead a healthy and content life. In addition to toning the whole body, it makes your body more flexible and improves posture. It is also one of the most natural ways to treat pains and aches. Yoga can help people suffering from chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, low back pain, migraine, etc. Studies have revealed that people with chronic low back pain benefited from increased mobility and pain relief with a regular yoga routine. Regular practice of yoga also has a positive effect on one’s mood and psycho-social well-being. Yoga is an effective exercise regimen that works both body and mind with an emphasis on breath control, chakra stimulation, glandular regulation, and experiencing bliss through meditation. The emphasis on mental balance and developing presence is what sets yoga apart from most other exercise programs. No wonder that Yoga is turning increasingly popular as a […]
January 30, 2019

Yoga in the Morning – The Perfect Start to the Day!

Yoga is growing in popularity across the world as never before. This can be attributed to the ease and flexibility that yoga provides, and the multiple benefits it brings to its practitioners. No wonder that many yogis and yoga teachers are enrolling in advanced Yoga Instructor Certification courses to teach at yoga studios and a variety of recreational centres that offer yoga classes. If you indulge in some form of focused physical activity in the morning – be it yoga or something else – you’re more apt to continue in a healthy vein all day long. If you cultivate it as a daily habit, you will soon notice many changes in body, mind, emotions and your life in general. And what better choice than smooth and invigorating yoga poses that can help you fully wake up, stimulate the body’s blood flow, balance the hormonal system and kick start the daily […]