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DHRUVA, the Yogi
DHRUVA, the Yogi

Posted on April 22, 2015 by yogaandrini

Manu, the considered forefather of humankind, had two sons; one of them was the great king Uttanapada, who ruled in ancient India. Happily married with two wives, Suniti and Suruchi, each of whom bore him a son, he led a content life. However, Uttanapada loved Suruchi and her son Uttama more then Suniti and her son Dhruva. Suruchi too, disliked Suniti's son, Dhruva, and would from time to time create disharmony within this ideal Read more »

THE NATURE OF REALITY:      Ishwara-Brahman-Atman-Paramatman
THE NATURE OF REALITY: Ishwara-Brahman-Atman-Paramatman

Posted on January 09, 2015 by yogaandrini

Anyone can be God. Even you can be God. All is consciousness, even things that appear not, actually are, for they come from consciousness and are moved by consciousness. What is consciousness? Consciousness is You, the Self. It is unlimited because the conscious world is unlimited, unlimited and eternal. It belongs to the eternal flow of an all-pervading reality that will exist when all is gone. It is the abode, a Read more »

HOW ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE RUINS YOUR YOGA PRACTICE

Posted on December 15, 2014 by yogaandrini

In the many years of teaching yoga, I have seen several people who were and are on allopathic pills for extensive periods and they all suffer from stiffness, constipation and mental woes. Allopathic medicine aggravates the Vata (wind) and Kapha (phlegm/oily) properties of the body by suppressing Pitta (bile) and, with it, the functioning of the liver. Next to the heart, the liv Read more »

CAN YOGA REALLY MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT?
CAN YOGA REALLY MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

Posted on December 15, 2014 by yogaandrini

This is a question that several yoga teachers, practitioners and studio owners have at the top of their minds. Weight loss is an emotional subject for most and the usual attitude is that it remains so. Nevertheless, is that right? The answer is negative.

We have often heard about the mind-body connection while practicing yoga. Sure, a calm mind is an essential attribute of yoga practice and lifestyle. How Read more »

PHLEGM - ENEMY #1

Posted on April 23, 2015 by yogaandrini

Truly, phlegm is the no. 1 enemy in our system. Not so long ago, my neighbor in Bangalore died because of a mosquito bite. She caught dengue fever and, in less than three days, she was dead leaving behind two teenage children and a husband. Four months later, her 16-year-old daughter came to me and requested yoga classes to lose weight. She was very overweight.


And my wo Read more »

3 CLEANSING STREAMS OF YOGA
3 CLEANSING STREAMS OF YOGA

Posted on December 15, 2014 by yogaandrini

Asanas (yoga poses) destroy diseases and

Pranayama (breathing techniques) destroy sins.

Pratyahara (withdrawal) helps the yogi remove impurities of the mind.

Yoga Chudamani Upanishadmantra 109

There are eight steps in tradit Read more »

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