Yoga has nothing to do with Beliefs, it’s about Transformation!

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When San Diego Superior Court Judge John Meyer asked the question "What is Religion?" in context of the trial on Yoga, he stepped into an area that is completely foreign to Americans and most Westerners.The greatest tragedy in mankind has been the concept of Religion.  And, its primacy in things to do with Divine.No one has really "seen" God.  People have simply experienced the ultimate experience that one can have or imagine as a human being.  And, if it was superlative enough, we cal … [Read more...]

What is Yoga? (Sadhguru)

The word yoga means literally means "union" or "to merge". More than a set of physical postures or exercises, Sadhguru defines yoga as a science to determine the nature of who you are and what you want to be.  Sadhguru explains that yoga means to liberate yourself from that information which determines who you are right now. If you can distance yourself from this information, then you're moving into yoga.A great series on Yoga.  To learn more about Sadhguru and Isha Foundation, please go to I … [Read more...]

How your body language shapes who you are

Just as one's mental state impacts the body postures, it is now being clearly pointed that even body postures can impact the body chemistry itself. But isn't that what Yoga says but in a more detailed and sophisticated manner? It not just looks at the posture but also how breathing is done and how every finger is moved and held (mudra). Because postures and body is far more sophisticated than just standing upright!Actually, yoga functions at the level of Energy Body and not Physical body so … [Read more...]

Sadhguru speaks to Dr. Sanjeev K. Chaudhry, CEO of Religare on health

Sadhguru spoke with Dr. Sanjeev K. Chaudhry, CEO of Super Religare Laboratories (SRL), in a recent event in New Delhi.Sadhguru started off by speaking about his own experience with yoga and how to handle the health of the human system from within. Answering the next question he elaborates on how breath and posture affect our health. Sadhguru explains how to bring our system to ease, mentioning that most people don't really know what health is.  Related articles from External … [Read more...]

What are Siddhis in Yoga and why are they irrelevant in Spirituality?

Siddhis are accomplishments of the body and energies.  These are immature and juvenile acts.  Sadhguru says all those miracles are useful and irrelevant.  Very useful! … [Read more...]

How is Zen different from Yoga?

Someone asks Sadhguru about the different between Zen meditation techniques and Yoga as taught in Isha Yoga programs. Sadhguru discusses what the difference it is. … [Read more...]

Scientific Studies and Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has many benefits to health.  Many scientific studies have been done in these areas.  Here is a good infographic showing the benefits (along with the links from where the information has been taken).  You can click on the infographic for a larger view.Image courtesy: Alison Hinks Yoga  Related articles from External SourcesYoga Babies What Do You Think of Facial Yoga? Yoga Buzz: Yoga Sequences Can't Be Copyrighted Slow down the yoga way..try Yin Yoga! Your First Time... Tr … [Read more...]

Ironically, Adam Lanza lived on “Yogananda Street”!

Paramahansa Yogananda once said: "Anger gives birth to jealousy, hatred, spite, revengefulness, destructive instinct, wild ideas, brain paralysis, and temporary insanity - any of which may lead to terrible crimes."Ironically, Adam Lanza, the infamous shooter of the kids at Sandy Hook Elementary School, lived at 36, Yogananda Street.I am not from the area, but it seems that there at least was - at some point, if not today - a Vedanta and Yoga retreat on Berkshire road, just a mile from Lanzas … [Read more...]


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