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The Science of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a wholistic system of medicine from India that uses a constitutional model. Its aim is to provide guidance regarding food and lifestyle so that healthy people can stay healthy and folks with health challenges can improve their health. Take this  DOSHA TEST to discover your dosha type. There are several aspects to Ayurveda that are Continue Reading...

Chakra Energy Centers

According to ancient Buddhist and Hindu philosophies, our bodies contain seven energy centers aligned from the base of our spine through to our crown each with their own frequency, colour and energy characteristics.  Attuning your chakras can help to bring your body into balance and help you to clear any emotional blockages that your body Continue Reading...

Niyamas

Niyama – Observance Niyama is religious observance. It is the second step in the path of the Eightfold Path of Patanjali. It contains five principles which are control the organs of perception, which are the eyes, the ears, the nose, the tongue and the skin. It consists of purity, both internal and external (Shaucha), contentment Continue Reading...

Yamas

Yama – Self Restraint Yama is the foundation of yoga. It is the first step in the Eightfold Path of Patanjali. Yama tells us what to avoid doing because it would do harm to the individual and that of society. The observance of yama disciplines the five organs of action which are the arms, the legs, mouth, Continue Reading...

Ashtanga Eight Limbs of Raja Yoga – Yamas and Niyamas

Compiled by the Sage Patanjali Maharishi in the Yoga Sutras, the Eight Limbs are a progressive series of steps or disciplines which purify the body and mind, ultimately leading the yogi to enlightenment. These 8 limbs are: Yamas – The Yamas or restraints (Don’ts) are divided into five moral injuctions, aimed at destroying the lower nature. Continue Reading...

THE FOUR PATHS OF YOGA – Jnana Yoga

There are four main paths of Yoga – Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga. Each is suited to a different temperament or approach to life. All the paths lead ultimately to the same destination – to union with Brahman or God – and the lessons of each of them need to be Continue Reading...

THE FOUR PATHS OF YOGA – Raja Yoga

There are four main paths of Yoga – Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga. Each is suited to a different temperament or approach to life. All the paths lead ultimately to the same destination – to union with Brahman or God – and the lessons of each of them need to be Continue Reading...

THE FOUR PATHS OF YOGA – Bhakti Yoga

There are four main paths of Yoga – Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga. Each is suited to a different temperament or approach to life. All the paths lead ultimately to the same destination – to union with Brahman or God – and the lessons of each of them need to be Continue Reading...

THE FOUR PATHS OF YOGA – Karma Yoga

There are four main paths of Yoga – Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga. Each is suited to a different temperament or approach to life. All the paths lead ultimately to the same destination – to union with Brahman or God – and the lessons of each of them need to be Continue Reading...

Swami Vishnudevananda

BEFORE DISCOVERING YOGA Swamiji was born in Kerala, South India, in 1927. As a young child one of his main character traits was a strong will and determination. His mother, now known as Mataji who later took Sannyas (vows of renunciation) fromSwami Sivananda, said that whenever her son wanted something, nothing or no one could Continue Reading...

Sri T Krishnamacharya

Śrī Tirumalai Krishnamacharya was one of India’s most respected authorities on the Vedic tradition and Yoga Teachings and practice. He was born in Karnataka State in South India on November 18th 1888 and belonged to a family of distinguished ancestry. Among his forebears was the 9th century teacher and sage Nathamuni. Śrī Nathamuni was a great Teacher Continue Reading...
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