Category - Yoga


Why is Yoga Called a Discipline?

Atha yoganushasanam – The disciplines of Yoga mentioned in Patanjali Yoga Sutra are Shasana and Anushasana. Shasana means rules someone imposes on you...


Yoga As Non-sectarian Technology

‘To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower.’ These celebrated lines by Blake seem archaic today. All poets across the world who have...


The Four Stages of Pranayama

Three Bandhas There are four Bhedas (piercing of divisions) viz., Surya, Ujjayi, Sitali and Basti. Through these four ways, when Kumbhaka is near or about to...


Depression and Yoga

Depression is defined as a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer. (National...