Man — Slave or Free?

By Yoga one can isolate mind, watch its workings as under a microscope, and separate every minute function of the various parts of the antahkarana, the inner organ, every mental and moral faculty, test its isolated workings as well as

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The Yoga of Laughter and Songs

Mind is full of thoughts, while heart is full of love, compassion and sensitivity. Sometimes heart can act so irrationally that the mind may not understand it. The USA is the most business-like country which knows not only doing business

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TWO PATHS OF YOGA

The word ‘science’ is derived from Latin verb root ‘scire’, to know. So, all knowledge is ‘science’ and God the Omniscient, from the same verb root, can be translated into modern English as God the All-scientist!! Up to 1840, what

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Yoga as a complementary treatment in mental disorders

It is only in the last two decades that mental health professionals have started looking at yoga as a possible treatment option for various psychiatric disorders. The introduction of yoga as an alternative and/or complementary treatment for patients with psychiatric

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Yoga & Science Not So Far Apart

Previously, there seemed to be a huge gap between Oneness and the Ultimate Reality as understood in the scriptures and as understood by science. However, we live in a time where science is finally moving away from its limited focus

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Is Yoga a religion?

While Yoga may be in Religions, the many Yoga practices with body, breath and mind, along with their transcendent goal of direct experience, are generally neither characteristic of Religions, nor typically practiced by the adherents of Religions. Yoga is contained

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Desires Colour Your Emotions

There seems to be no limit to the diversity of our desires. However, all of them operate in only two directions — either we want something or some outcome, or we want to avoid something or some outcome. Every desire

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7 Keys to Practice

One way of making the Yoga Sutras simpler and more accessible is to initially focus on a small number of the more straightforward, practical suggestions that contain foundation principles and practices. Following are seven such practices that will open the

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Maslow’s Needs Hierarchy and Advanced Yoga Psychology

According to Yoga Psychology, there are three additional levels of development, experience, or being, which are beyond the five primary needs of Maslow’s Needs Hierarchy. Abraham Maslow introduced a model of developmental psychology that has become extremely well known not

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