Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga The Sanskrit word Bhakti comes from the root ‘bhaj’, which means attached, devoted to something spiritual, religious or God. Bhakti is intense love for God without any selfish expectation. Therefore, it is also called ‘Prem’. A devotee of God imagines and believes that his God is an ocean of love and he feels oneness with his […]

Sushumna Purification

Sushumna Purification According to the scriptures of Yoga there are 72000 or more Nadis (astral tubes) made up of astral matter that carry Pranic currents. Among all the nadis Ida, Pingala and Sushumna are the important ones. Sushumna is the most important of all. When the two nadis Ida and Pingala are balanced, the third […]

Prana

Prana Prana is a very important topic in Yoga and spirituality. In many scriptures of Yoga, prana has been detailed. Prana is the vital force which sustains not only an individual body but also the entire creation at every level. In this whole world whatever there is has originated from prana. Each science of Yoga […]

Sushumna Nadi

Sushumna Nadi According to the scriptures of Yoga there are 72000 or more Nadis (astral tubes) made up of astral matter that carry Pranic currents. Among all the nadis Ida, Pingala and Sushumna are the important ones. Sushumna is the most important of all. When the two nadis Ida and Pingala are balanced, the third […]

Chakra in Yoga

Chakra The Sanskrit word ‘Chakra’ literally means wheel or circle. In the perspective of Yoga Chakra signifies the vortex or junction of energy channels. The chakras are storehouses of Ionoplasmic energy of the same nature as prana. They are also called psychic centres. According to some texts, there are so many Chakras in human body […]

Nadis in Yoga

Nadi Nadi is a Sanskrit word which means channels. Through Nadis, the energies such as prana flow. All nadis are spread throughout the astral body. It is said that there are thousands of nadis throughout the human framework responsible for various functions. Among them the three followings are very important. They are –   Ida […]

Panchakosha

Panchakosha (Five Sheaths) Each body has a dimension and a layer. We can call it a field. Just as we say electromagnetic field or radioactive field, in exactly the same way there are fields in your body. In Vedanta, they are known as koshas which means ‘Sheaths’. The Taittiriya Upanishad describes five koshas, which are also often equated with the three […]

Three Bodies Doctrine in Yoga

Sharira Traya (Three Bodies) Body, mind and spirit are interconnected, interrelated and interpenetrating. Therefore, according to Yoga, Advaita Vedanta, Tantra and Shaivism etc. scriptures, a human body (Sharira) is composed of 3 layers – Sthula Sharira (Physical/Gross Body) Sukshma Sharira (Astral/Subtle Body) Karan Sharira (Causal Body)  These three bodies are gross divisions and broad classifications. […]

The branches of Yoga

The Branches of Yoga  Yoga has several branches. Some of them are the major ones and very ancient. Regarding those branches of  Yoga, the same Lord Krishna reveals the secrets in the Grand Text Srimada Bhagavatam where He talks to Uddhava. In canto – 11, chapter – 20, verse – 6,7,8 the Lord says: Verse in Sanskrit – […]

A brief note on Tantra and Yoga

Tantra and Yoga   History of Tantra and Yoga – Tantra is a great school of spiritualty in which Yoga is a faculty and curriculum only. Hence Tantra includes various range of knowledges including Yoga; particularly Hatha Yoga which is the most common practice today. Tantra was a worldwide culture at some point in the […]