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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...

20 Spiritual Instructions

20 SPIRITUAL INSTRUCTIONS by Sri Swami Sivananda These twenty instructions contain the very essence of all Yoga Sadhana. Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, and Raja Yoga will all come to one who follows them whole-heartedly. They are the unfailing keys to quick and effective development and culture of the physical, mental, moral and spiritual self of man. Continue Reading...

Sadhana Tattwa

by Swami Sivananda An ounce of practice is better than tons of theory. Practice Yoga, Religion and Philosophy in daily life and attain Self-realization. These thirty-two instructions give the essence of the Eternal Religion (Sanatana Dharma) in its purest form. They are suitable for modern busy householders with fixed hours of work. Modify them to Continue Reading...
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