“Yoga is the culture of tomorrow”
Until the 60’s when yoga had its great renaissance and became a popular term, the subject of yoga was relatively unknown and surrounded with mysticism. Yogis used to be regarded as ascetic renunciates living in remote caves, barely eating any food and having mystical experiences. This was the old stereotype of yoga. And what can we see today? Flourishing yoga centers all over the world, celebrities or entrepreneurs practicing yoga to lose weight or simply balance their minds. Yoga has really turned into the new black! However, what do people understand by ‘yoga’? Merely some physical exercises or practices which help us maintain our psychological, physical and hopefully spiritual well-being? The scope of yoga is much broader, so is the purpose. Literally ‘yoga’ means ‘union with the higher Self’ or ‘our true Self’. And this Self is not different from God since each Self is a replica of its Creator. That’s why sometimes ‘yoga’ is translated as ‘union with God’. For me yoga has become an integral aspect of my life. It has helped me a lot; it continues to help me and will (hopefully) help me a lot in the future. I must tell all of you that practicing yoga without a guru is like travelling in a car without a driver. Guidance and instructions from a master cannot be told nor explained by ordinary aspirants or by any books. I myself am writing this because of my Guru. If it wasn’t for his Grace and guidance all along the way I doubt I would be able to write anything or have the inspiration to share anything. It is no use to spread his name or any other names from my spiritual tradition. I will simply share all the yoga techniques and tools that have contributed the most for my well-being.
Yoga Nidra – the good, the bad and the ugly
Yoga nidra, or commonly known as “yogic sleep”, is an ancient tantric practice which gained huge popularity and application in our fast-speed, stressful and hectic world. It helps and cures a wide range of diseases – from anxieties and depressions to cancers. Why so? >>>
Surya (in Sanskrit, sun) and namaskara (salutations) is a yogic practice considered to be the king among all other yoga asanas. The sun symbolizes spiritual consciousness and in ancient times was worshipped on a daily basis. In yoga the sun is represented by pingala or surya nadi, the pranic channel which carries the vital, life-giving force.The practice consists of 12 different asanas and each of them could be practiced separately. General benefits: Surya namaskara vitalizes the whole body, balances and stimulates all the body systems and glands. It’s used for healing patients with HIV, cancer and other physical or psychological disorders >>>