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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - Om Or Aum in World Scriptures


In the world's scriptures and spoken tongues, the sound and the word Om or Aum is Omnipresnt:


  • Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains utilize the sign AUM, whereas Sikhs and all varieties of Hinduism, including Brahmins, Vaishnavites, Shaivites, Tantrics, and Yogis, utilize the sound AUM. 
  • To ask Allah and to end their prayers, Moslems say the AUM as 0M-IM (Amin). AUM-EN (Amen) is used similarly by Christians. 
  • A sign from God is known as an OM-en (omen) in all faiths, while leaving God out of your life is known as OM-it (omission). 
  • He is OM-nipotent (omnipotent), Ovl-niscient (omniscient), all-light, dazzling, effulgent, allknowing, and OM-compitent as a supreme God (omcompitent). OMnific (oninific), all-creating; 0Mnifarious (omnifarious) in all things; OM-nigenous (omnigenous), all types and species; He is OMnipresent (omnipresent), far and near, ubiquitous, continuously encountered with: He is 0M-nivorous, meaning he eats everything, even himself; OM-phalic means he eats everything (4.,mphalos). 
  • He is the Yoni's Lingam, the Center, the Circle, the Hub of the Universes. 
  • As Hindus, we believe in "OM-theism," as described by the Oxford Dictionary. Westerners mistakenly believe that Hindus are polytheists (believe in many Gods) or Pantheists (believe in all Gods), but the Hindu believes that the All, Pan, must be 0M, hence OM-theism. 


As SANSKPIT OM cannot be glibly referred to as the "All," Hinduism is a living experience rather than a belief or religion, as is often assumed. 


  • The OM is mentioned in the early Vedas in terms of Cosmology, and in the Brahmanas, it is spoken in terms of mystical, even magical rituals. 
  • The OM is described in the Upanishads in terms of idealistic monism. 
  • The OM is associated with Bhakti, mystical love and devotion in Vaishnavism, and non-dualityAdvaita in Shaivism. 
  • The feminine creative power—Shakti, the Mother of the Universe—is described as OM in Hindu Tantra. 
  • Buddhists explain OM in terms of psychology or meditation experiences. 
  • OM is a symbol in Buddhist Tantra for the transformation of the Cyclo Cosmic Forces and Cyclo Phenomena produced in the mind into the Light of Transcendental Knowledge, Ptajna. 
  • The OM is explained by Jains in terms of biology and evolutionary biology. 
  • OM, according to the Yogi, is a state of experiencing Sahaja, which is a state beyond Asamaprainata, the Nirvikalpa Samadhi. 
  • The Sahaja Samadhi is an undifferentiated state of Cosmic Existence, a condition of Enstatic Consciousness, Cosmic Consciousness.


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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - How does Madhyam Pranayama Work?



Follow these steps to perform Madhyam Pranayama:


 1. Place one hand on the upper chest below, the collar bone, the clavicle, to control the high superior lobes of the lungs. Deeply inhale and exhale, raising the hand with the heaving of the breath. Allow the breath to perform the "heaving," rather than becoming "muscular." 

2. After three to six rounds of this kind of breathing, put your hands on your lower sides or hips, allowing your armpits to arc out from your body. Concentrate on the side high lobes such that breathing causes the lobes beneath the armpits to expand. In this posture, do three to six rounds of deep breathing. 

3 Raise your arms over your shoulders and put your palms on the rear upper region of your lungs.



Concentrate the attention on the upper back lobes for three to six rounds while breathing deeply. Because it is not a natural component of the autonomic breathing function, the high or clavicular breath that fills the apical regions of the lungs needs conscious mental control. 

Only a small percentage of individuals breathe correctly in these upper lobes, which accounts for the sad number of asthmatic and sinus type breathers. 


The flow of air and Prana into the upper chest region is controlled by Adhyam Pranayama. 


  • The Prana that flows through this region regulates many types of breathing problems, as well as numerous allergens that afflict the bad breather. 
  • Because the bronchial tubes that feed air to the upper lobes are at a lower location, these lobes are often partially loaded with stale, leftover air that can only be cleared by continuous, mindful Adhyam Pranayama. 

To open up the cells of the lungs that are not usually utilized, a conscious effort should be made to perform this Pranayama for at least six minutes each day. 


  • Dyspnoea, or difficulty breathing, will be relieved almost immediately, and with the intentional practice of all three types of Vibliaga Pranayama, breathing problems will be a thing of the past. 
  • If the Vajra Asana is too difficult to maintain for the entire six minutes, a basic cross-legged sitting posture called Sukha Asana may be substituted. 
  • In the Shava Asana, or Corpse Pose, this Pranayama should also be practiced. 


All three types of Vibhaga Pranayama, or Lobular Breathing, should be included in a Yoga practice. Each region should be practiced for up to six minutes.


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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - Yoga As A Means Of Achieving Spiritual Unity





Many people nowadays recognize the need of spiritual unity on a personal, national, and global level. It is self-evident that the world need unity, since division exists on a personal, inter-personal, national, and worldwide level. 


Even yet, many people are now attempting to achieve spiritual oneness in their own unique manner, using a variety of techniques, and the cry to Oneness can be heard everywhere. 

We must acknowledge that we have arrived at a point in history when the concept of Oneness may be articulated, even accepted; but, this oneness, or Oneness, must be genuinely spiritual, not the kind proposed by politicians, economics, or global leaders from different nations and strong faiths. 


Everyone wants "one world, one government, one political unity, one religion, one monetary unit, one language, even the 'one sex' of the Hippy Generation"...but everyone wants their own "one world"; their own "one government," their own "one political party," their own "one religion," their own "one monetary unit,".


  • Each incorporates his own temperament, weakness, and flaws into his system of oneness, but declares it to be the "one path" to personal liberation, political independence, economic salvation, or a "new way of life." 
  • The Messianic complex of people, organizations, and countries has evolved into a "Holy Cause" to support national liberation and freedom-fighting wars, or to convert the world to a new "religion." 
  • The vanity of the "selfless," even those who claim the highest level of humility, is unfathomable.
  •  This era will be remembered in the future as the Age of Unitive Uderstanding, just as the eighteenth century was known as the Age of the Industrial Revolution, the nineteenth century as the Age of Science, and the twentieth century as the Age of Reason. 
  • Those of us who are on the edge of this era will be midwives for the nascent Age of Enlightenment, which will bring spiritual oneness to the person, country, and planet. Material sciences have increased rather than decreased man's necessities. 


Psychiatry in the public eye has been forced to acknowledge defeat. Religion is concerned with gods who have died or are dying. 

  • Is it possible for failure to lead to success? 
  • Is it possible for death to bring about life? 
  • Is it possible for a rotting tree to provide excellent fruit? 

These aren't just rhetorical inquiries. Because man is a spirit, he must worship in spirit and truth. He must perceive the God he worships, in whatever form he worships, via spiritual truth. 


If the word "spirit" is regarded all-inclusive of the global phenomena that vie see as "light," spiritual awareness may be used in daily life. 

The religious holy man of the past has made way for the modern age's "wholly" man. 

We have been blessed in India with "holy" and "wholly" men among our Yogis from the beginning. 


The word "Yoga" connotes spiritual oneness at all levels of body awareness and bodily processes, with the emotional drive under mental control, developing via man's greatest spiritual component into the Supreme Unity, which is called Yoga. "Yoga" literally means "spiritual union," which refers to living a holistic, integrated existence. 


  • Yoga is a condition of spiritual oneness in which a person's life of thought and action is completely in tune with his source or origin. The phrase originates from the Sanskrit word "yuj," which means "to connect" or "to yoke together," or "to connect as one," implying a spiritual oneness that results in action harmony. 
  • Yoga is not solely an Indian path, despite being protected by Hinduism for millennia. 
  • It is a universal philosophy that is rapidly gaining popularity in the West as it draws the inquisitive, scientific, and philosophical mind that seeks the reason for Being rather than just solutions to problems. 
  • Yoga is neither an art form, a science, a philosophy, or a psychology. It is a wholistic approach toward living a unitive existence, neither a "ism" or a "ology." 
  • Yoga is very spiritual in nature, since the goal is a very personal, individual discovery of the Self's true nature via conscious realization of that independent, self-existing, self-originating, effulgent divinity that lies at the heart of both man and the Universe in which he lives. 
  • Untruth, violence, and devastation are all around us; in fact, we are in the middle of confusion, violence, and devastation, even from organizations that profess to be sincerely committed. Yoga has piqued curiosity. 


Let us examine this "challenge to our thinking" a bit more thoroughly if there is a need for clarification of what this freedom implies in the fields of religion, philosophy, politics, or at a national or worldwide level. 


  • Three great cosmic Principles are at work in all things, flowing through the life of the ordinary man, both externally and internally: unity, harmony, and understanding. 
  • The Universe is a single entity. It knows everything. In awareness, it is balanced, resulting in harmony. It is critical that these experiences enter the individual's sphere of consciousness, and that a deliberate effort be made to recreate these experiences in his day-to-day existence. 
  • At the human level, the adversaries of these Cosmic Principles are all aberrations of the same Cosmic Principles. It is unavoidable that we do not see clearly. This is not a new state. 


In SHODHASHAKA PRAKARANA, a renowned ancient writer Haribhadra described conditions that he predicted would lead to society's degradation, if not collapse. He has shown himself to be a reliable prophet. 


  1. He claims that inertia, or Khcda, may draw man away from active development, allowing individuals, even large groups of people, to claim that "nothing can be done" while their leaders and rulers crush them and others beneath the yoke of tyranny in their frenzy for power and status. 
  2. Udwcga, apprehension, and Kshepa, apprehension, would follow. Fears and anxieties are so common that it's difficult to find someone who isn't affected by them. 

  • The order of the day is uncertainty, even about the next breath. Uttathaana symbolizes the world's diversions as we overlook humanity's ruin and the end of civilization, which looms big on the horizon. 
  • It is also clear that these diversions are luring the young of this and other countries away from the spiritual life. 
  • The order of the day is anyayud. Anyayud is a magnet for the unwanted, particularly when morals and ethics are in need of reinforcement and spiritual development is critical. 

  • Sanga is our connection to the world's sensual pleasures as well as our desire to acquire the world's goods and goods. 
  • When we seek higher thinking or strive to raise our awareness, these are the millstones on our necks. Rik's mental instability had reached new heights. 
  • More doctors and mental institutions are needed in this country, as well as others, to care for people suffering from the circumstances produced by the same illusory world they wanted to own. 

  • Mranti, or memory loss, is so common that we are lucky to be able to function at all. 
  • Our very lives are on the line. Our whole life is at stake, and those of us who are interested in Yoga have no option but to devote our lives to this united method of lifting and choosing spiritual liberation.


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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - How Do Mudras Work?



Mudras' Neuro-mechanics:


  • The casual spectator or newcomer to Yoga may be tempted to think that the beauty of the gesture, or the strength of the esthete, is what summons the Devatta, the Deva, and the Devis, or that the whole process is purely symbolic. 
  • The opposite could not be farther from the truth. The Mudra does regulate mind-brain processes and activities inside the neurological system by connecting different sympathetic and pars-sympathetic nerve terminals, which has a solid foundation for acceptance. 
  • The division of the human nervous system into afflex 13 and reflex systems is accepted in neurology. Afferent or sensory responses, as well as efferent or motor responses, are carried via the afflex. The reflex system functions similarly to a high-voltage electrical system's grounding wire. 
  • The human body may be divided into ten different sections in Yoga, five on each side of a median that runs from the top of the head to the base of the spine, ending in each of the toes and fingers. 
  • The body is split into 10 Pranic regions, each governed by one of five main Pranic flows, which control the head, chest, belly, pelvis, and extremities. 
  • Within particular nerve regions, five lesser Pranas are more quietly at work. 

The real purpose of Pranayama is to regulate the ten flows of Prana Vayu and the Prana Vahaka nerve impulses that travel via the Pancha Kosha's Nadis or nerves. 


  • The particular nerves (as in Jnana Mudra) are linked in a closed nerve circuit when the fingers of the hands are joined together in the Hastha Mudra. 
  • An open nerve circuit is represented by the fingers that are not in use. 
  • The cranial nerve circuits of the head and the upper half of the body in the pnetimogastric or vagus system are linked when the hands are joined together (as in the Namaskara Mudra). 
  • The vagus nerves and the facial nerves are brought together in a closed circuit when the hands are aligned on the face (as in Yoni Mudra). 
  • The vagus system is closed circuited with the cerebro-spinal nerves when the hands and feet are joined (as in Yoga Mudra). 
  • When a position like Parva Asana, also known as the Past Posture, is performed, all of the body's nerve systems are pushed into a frenzy of activity. 
  • The Yogi does Parva Asana to glimpse into his previous incarnations and recall previous incarnations. Purva Janma Mudra or Parva Mudra are other names for it. 



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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - A Yogi's Way Of Saying A Prayer And Giving Thanks Before Eating



When the Yogi eats, he eats in a certain way. This is not only a good way to guarantee appropriate digestion, but it also ensures that all of the nutrients in the meal are absorbed. 

It will be of particular interest to individuals who want to reduce their food intake as part of a weight-loss program or for people suffering from diabetes or gastrointestinal problems. 


  • The Yogi cleans and cleanses his food before offering it to God via prayer or singing a Mantra such as the deep AUM. 
  • All devout Hindus employ the mantra OM TAT SAT (God is that Eternal Truth revealed everywhere) before every act of eating, sleeping, working, or even sex. 
  • The AUM or any appropriate prayer or Mantra is used when breaking up the meal with his hands (a knife and fork are considered violent weapons) or preparing the meal. 
  • While food is being cooked, humming, singing, or thinking uplifting thoughts should continue so that the highest kind of mental vibrations are connected. 
  • Other Mantras may be used to offer God the karma of the eating act in any manner. "Om Tat Sat Brahmar Panamastu" or "Om Tat Sat Krishnar Panamastu" may be said. 


Saying a blessing over the meal is the same thing. 

  • You may create your own Mantra, or you may have a traditional blessing from your own family that you may utilize. 
  • Every bite of food or sip of drink is taken with love, pleasure, and admiration, and then kept in the mouth for more pleasure before mastication or chewing. 
  • The meal should be fully masticated to the point that swallowing is unnecessary. 
  • The meal is seen as providing a lot of energy to the body and working in harmony with it to repair the tissues of the physical structure. 

The Yogi finishes his meal with a grateful Mantra gesture, or prayer to the Divine, and then spends at least one hour after eating in a meditative state or uplifting activities, avoiding any agitation or mental disturbance of any kind. 


If you're unhappy or furious, don't eat. 

  • According to one old Yoga book, instead of rising after eating, one should sit and perform some mild Pranayama while taking a brief walk. 
  • After that, lie down on your left side (so that the digestive fluids reach the top of your stomach) and relax or rest for a few minutes. 
  • This ancient adage seems to be excellent advise for people suffering from stomach problems.


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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - Madhyam Pranayama?




Madhyam Pranayama can be performed with the following steps:




1. Place one hand between the breasts on the chest to regulate the breath into the middle lobes or mid-lobular region of the lungs. Deeply inhale and exhale till the hand is moved by the deep breathing. Breathe three to six times in this way. 

2. Then, for three to six rounds, put the hands on the outer mid-section of the chest and breathe deeply behind the hands. Allowing for deep breathing, the ribs should open "accordian-style." 

3. Wrap the hands as far around the back center region as possible, fingers pointing inwards to the spine, and focus the breath three to six times in this region. 



To be perfect, mid-breathing or inter-costal breathing requires conscious mental control. It isn't a natural component of the autonomic breathing system. 


  • Because of the curvature of their chests and the location of their breasts, most women are excellent mid breathers. 
  • Men are bad breathers in this region, and it takes a lot of practice to breathe smoothly around and behind the heart. As a result, males are more likely than women to get heart disease. 


Madhyam Pranayama regulates the flow of air and Prang into the midchest and heart region, while the action of the breath reduces the fat that develops around the heart due to incorrect breathing in the same region. 


  • This kind of mid-breathing should be practiced for at least six minutes each day to open up the cells of the lungs that are not usually utilized. 
  • It is a great method to avoid hearing loss and the only method to permanently relieve the problem for people who currently have it.


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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What are Prana Mudras?



    Prana Mudras are a set of hand gestures that are used to communicate with the The set of Mudras employed in Pranayama Yoga for the regulation of the different lobular segments of the lungs is one of the most surprising instances of how Hasta Mudras really regulate physical functions of the body. 


    The lung has three lobes or areas: 

    1. an inferior, lower abdomen lobe; 
    2. a middle intra-costal, between-ribs lobe; 
    3. and a high, apical, clavicular or superior lobe. 

    Except in extremely rare instances, the left lung contains just two lobes: the high and low. 

    The heart's location in the standing posture, which we have chosen in our human stage of evolution, has caused the middle lobe to atrophiate. Each of these three lobes is governed by or controls the other. 


    Each of these lobes is controlled by a section of the brain called Apraakasha Bindu.

    The respiratory center is divided into 3 areas,


    1. The lower area is called the Chin Bindu.
    2. The mid area is known as the Chinamaya Bindu.
    3. The upper most area is called the Adhi Bindu which governs the clavicular or high breathing.



    Chin Mudra



    Impulses of an autonomic nature arise from the lower area of this vegetative part of the brain, sending nerve impulses through the phrenic nerve. This pair of nerves excites diaphragmic breathing. 

    The Yoga term for diaphragmic breathing is Adham Pranayama. The Mudra to control this area is called Chin Mudra.

    Conscious impulses from the cerebral cortex on top of the brain arouse impulses in the Apraakasha Birtdu's mid section, sending signals for mid-chest breathing through the Vayus or Pncumogastric nerves. 


    This Mudra controlling abdominal breathing is done by joining together the tip of the thumb and the first finger in a perfect circle. 


    • The other three fingers are kept rigidly outstretched and together. 
    • Both hands are turned palms down 
    • Onto the thighs of the legs, with the fingers turned inwards. 
    • The right hand turned up is to demonstrate the Mudra only. It should be turned down also to control complete breath into the abdominal lobes alone.



    Chinmaya Mudra



    Madhyant Pranayama is regulated by the use of Chinmaya Mudra and is also known as mid-chest breathing. 


    • Impulses from the cerebral cortex of the conscious part of the brain transmit mental impulses into the top section of the breathing center, which command apical breathing in the superior or high region of the lungs. 


    Adhi Mudra



    The Adhi Mudra is a mudra used to regulate chest breathing. 


    Shunya Mudra



    By using the proper Mudra with one hand while the Shunya Mudra is gestured with the other, each lobe of the lungs may be expanded and deflated separately, one from the other. 


    • Only one lobe at a time will inflate, and the hands may be reversed a few times to observe the movement of air from side to side in the proper region of the lungs. 



    Brahma Mudra



    The entire breath is done using Brahma Mudra. The Apraakasha Bindu, the brain's respiratory center, is controlled by the Brahma Mudra. 


    • When this Brahma Mudra is utilized for a deep, full breath, such as Mahat Yoga Pranayama, the low lobes inflate first, followed by the mid lobes, and lastly the high lobes, in a slow, sequential breath. 
    • It's worth noting that the Sanskrit term "Brahma" literally means "breath" in its original form. 


    These Hastha Mudras, known to our ancient Yoga Rishis for breath control, are just a few of the hundreds of Mudras used in Yoga and Tantra for body and function control, emotional and mental balancing, and arousing control and culmination of the Kundalini Shakti into the Supreme Union, "Self with Self."


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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Yogic Awareness?



    For the purpose of furthering spiritual development, this four fold yogic awareness must be cultivated. Even though the senses are limited, they may be used to aid in the unfolding of reality. 

    Many people come to me wanting to learn "Yoga Awareness," but they are filthy, have blazoned egos, and have no manners, insulting and demanding, and even robbing me of my time, without considering that there are ways to earn valid teachings, or even make appointments, or take classes for this purpose. 

    We live in an age of obnoxious manners and the "grab what you can while you can" mentality. To have his wants and wants met, the seeker seems to use contemporary "situational ethics" at best. 


    Yoga students must acquire patience, openness of mind, and willingness to be taught, otherwise they will be disappointed due to inefficient use of energy, time, and effort.


    If Yoga is "skill in action," then awareness is the condition that causes the talent to emerge. 

    • A talent may be acquired by continuous practice, but only awareness can really provide the skilled life that comes from genuine Yoga practice.
    • Four-Fold Awareness is not to be regarded as just a sensory instrument. 
    • It is also not limited to individuals who are pursuing the Sarnyama, or higher levels of mental practice such as Dhyana, or meditation. 
    • Please don't believe that meditation and the next level of Samadhi, smic Consciousness, are exclusively for the privileged few. 
    • Many women have been taught to think that the more advanced stages of Yoga are not for them. This isn't correct. A woman may strive to and achieve the highest spiritual position if she has an inquisitive or enquiring mind, which is strengthened by patience and frequent Yoga practice. 
    • The Yoga idea of meditation is not one of mysticism, but rather an open approach to higher realms of awareness via the human mind. 
    • Its by-products include satisfaction and happiness, as well as peace of mind and a better understanding of oneself, which leads to increased wisdom and knowledge of Life. 
    • Each of us seeks, sometimes without understanding what we're looking for. Confusion is supreme. The real practice of mindfulness starts at this moment, when we realize that we are seeking yet are perplexed. 


    If you can't spare a few days or hours away from your normal family and work obligations, attempt this method in the time you have available


    • In the Vajra Asana, sit comfortably. 
    • Allow all tensions in your body to go. Say "relax!" out loud to yourself. 
    • Begin with deep inhalations and exhalations. 
    • Keep an eye on your breathing. 
    • Look at how it enters via the nose, travels down the nasal vestibule, down the throat, and into the lung lobes. 
    • Keep an eye on the breath as it passes down the throat, nasal passages, and out the nose from three separate parts of the lungs. 
    • Keep your thoughts focused. Allowing your mind to stray or roam is not a good idea. 
    • When you take a breath in, be aware that you are doing so. When you exhale, be aware that you are exhaling. 
    • Be mindful of your body and any discomfort or numbness you may experience. 
    • Examine the pain, numbness, and other feelings to determine if they are detrimental or beneficial. If they're just temporary, think "Relax!" to calm them down. 
    • If you need to cope with the sensations or emotions in a different manner, do so. Release the tension in the posture and follow your body's instructions. Stretch, twist, thump the legs, rub or massage the legs, and, if required, respond to the calls of Nature. 
    • Then retake the test. As each idea or feeling emerges, be aware of it. 
    • The more you practice, the better you will be at recognizing the emergence of a sensation or emotion. You must be constantly conscious of how you feel, as well as what your emotions and lower mind are doing. 
    • Keep your attention focused on one idea or object to keep distracting ideas or emotions at bay.
    •  Concentrate on the word "Shanti," which means "Peace" in Sanskrit. In your mind's eye, repeat "Shawl" as a Japa, or repetition. 
    • You will quickly become aware of spiritual perceptions or in. sights that emerge during your quiet periods, concentration, and meditation if you do it this manner. 
    • Incorporate this state of passive awareness into various aspects of your life. 
    • Be attentive when doing Pranayama and Hatha Yoga—when you breathe, feel your chest expand and say to yourself "chest expanding"; as you exhale, feel your chest compress and say to yourself "chest collapsing." 
    • Direct every action you make deliberately, and make sure your body follows your mind's lead. Say "I sec" when you notice anything. 
    • Say "I hear" when you hear something. Say "I..." when you sit, stand, walk, speak, or otherwise move or express. 
    • Begin with motions that are more passive and sluggish. To be able to track the movement of every part of the body and its organs to the smallest detail, do all bodily movements as slowly and carefully as possible. 
    • As a result, your awareness will focus and you will become more conscious of the Yama and Niyama (Moral Restraints and Ethical Observances). 
    • Only when the emotions are under control and the mind is quiet and undisturbed can spiritual discoveries and insights be discovered. 
    • Prepare yourself for a fight. You must master your body's, emotions', and lower mind's negative energies. Concentration is difficult for the untrained mind, and it will be a battle. 
    • The senses are adamant about not being tethered to a "uninteresting, passive circumstance," such as that which occurs in Yoga focus. 
    • The mind will continue to jump from place to place—everywhere. It will seem difficult to focus for five minutes, but you must persevere. 
    • Don't become irritated by your lack of expertise. Make a firm decision to "fight" the struggle for focus. The unrelated, uninteresting, and irrelevant ideas will eventually go away. 
    • Then you'll have to face your second battle: sleep deprivation. Keep an eye out for symptoms of exhaustion. Increase your breathing rate and focus the energy of your breath into any region where you're feeling sleepy. 
    • Keep your eyes open. Keep an eye out! If you battle the sleep, you'll start to see positive effects. 
    • Moderate focus will begin with determination and persistence, and you will find yourself existing in a most pleasant sense of serenity and pleasure. 
    • Emotions and thoughts will become pure, and you will quickly notice a lightness in your body and a true light inside your head. 

    The emergence of this light denotes a major turning point in your yoga journey. Concentrate on this inner light until it becomes vividly strong in your mind's eye, and you'll enter a condition known as Dhyana, or meditation. 

    It is not too early to begin discussing inner experiences of Awareness and meditation, but it may be some time before we fully comprehend what meditation entails. 



    Early Dhyana, or Yoga meditation, experiences are marked by a deep feeling of lightness and pleasure. 


    In Sanskrit, the pleasure is known as "Anandam." 

    Murdhani jyoti is genuine light that is activated inside a hollow stem of a part of the nervous system. 


    This "Light produced inside the neurological system" has a counterpart known as "Cosmic Light." 


    • Regardless of the source of light, one may have a lovely peaceful inward look on this Inner Light. 
    • Learn to look into the light rather than grasping at it. If you attempt to own the light, it will vanish. From time to time, a sound will emerge from inside. It may just be inner bodily noises. It may perhaps be the genuine "Cosmic Chant." 
    • Antara Shabdham, the Dhuni, or more properly, the Dasa Dhun, the Ten Inner Sounds, is how mystics refer to the "Inner Sound." The initial sound is typically something like to static electricity, such as rustling or shuffling. A flute, drums, a conch shell blowing, bells ringing, and thunder claps are among the other noises.


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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Are Prana Vayus?



    The Nadis or nerves that transport the Pranic or Life Energy flows. 


    Prana Vayus, are wonderfully represented in a Yogic manner from the base of the spine to the forehead center, the main Chakras are shown as lotuses. 


    • The neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, thighs, knees, and ankles all have minor chakras. 
    • Surya, the Sun Center, represents good nerve flows on the left.
    • While Chandra represents negative nerve flows on the right. 
    • Above the top of the head, the spiritual powers are shown.


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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Vibhagha Pranayama, Or Pranic Flow, and Abdominal Breathing?



    Adam or Adham Pranyama is breathing from the abdomen. The normal type of breathing directed by the autonomic or vegetative portion of your neurological system is abdominal breathing. 


    • Women are notorious for being bad belly breathers, and as a result, they suffer. 
    • Abdominal breathing controls the flow of Prana below the navel, so if it is faulty, all sorts of negative conditions emerge, including 
      • painful, irregular, heavy, or scanty menstrual flow, 
      • hemorrhoids and varicose veins of the legs, 
      • edema or water retention in the knees and ankles, 
      • phlebitis (inflammation of the vein lining), 
      • and cold feet due to faulty circulation. 
    • These problems may also be caused by a man's poor stomach breathing. 
    • Men, on the whole, are excellent abdominal breathers. These issues will be resolved with Adam Pranayama. 


    The Adam Pranayama, or Pranic Flow in Abdominal Breathing, affects blood circulation into the sacrum and pelvic areas, as well as down into the legs. 



    • Blood is pushed out of the powerful heart pump in three distinct and independent pathways: one to the lower body and legs, two to the heart muscles and arms, and three to the neck and head. 
    • Special reflexo-genic "feed back" neurons are buried deep inside the cells of the lungs and are only activated by exaggerated deep intakes and expirations. 
    • These receptors are not stimulated by normal breathing. 
    • These receptors transmit signals back to the human brain's respiratory center when activated, training it to perfect breathing. 
    • The medulla oblongata is where this respiratory center is located. 
    • It is split vertically into two parts: one side, represented by dots, promotes inspiration, while the other side, represented by lines, promotes creativity. 
    • The other side, represented by circles. enables expiry Adham Pranayama, or abdominal breathing, is linked with the lower portion of this center. 
    • Intracostal breathing is stimulated in the middle portion, whereas clavicular breathing is stimulated in the top part. 


    A minimum of six minutes of Adham Pranayama should be done while sitting in Vajra Asana. 

    • If the Vajra Asana becomes too difficult for the feet, switch to one of the Vajra Asana variants.
    • Sukha Asana, the Pleasant Posture, and Shava Asana, the Corpse Pose, are two option. 
    • While performing Adham Pranayama, the Abdominal Breath, practice the variations on Vajra Asana and Shava Asana (Corpse Pose). 
    • Then focus on mastering the four Sukha Pranayama and Sukha Purvaka Pranayama components. Every day, practice for at least 20 minutes. 
    • If feasible, do it twice a day. If you perform long Pranayama before going to bed, you will not be able to sleep.


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    What Is Adham Pranayama?

     


    1. Place one hand on the chest near the diaphragm to control the lower or inferior lobes. Deeply inhale and exhale until the hand moves in time with the breathing, showing that air is entering the lowest region of the lungs. 

    2. Place the hands on the outside of the lower rib cage and transport the air to the outer section of the lower lungs after three to six rounds of this sort of breathing. Rep three to six times more in this hand posture, focusing your concentration on the lungs behind your hands. 

    3. Wrap the hands over the back of the neck, fingers pointing towards the spine, and take three to six deep breaths into the rear region of the lower lobes.


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    What Is Vibhagha Pranayama?





    Sectional or Lobular Breathing, also known as Vibhagha Pranayama, is the "A. B. C" of Pranayama and the foundation of excellent breath control. 

    Real control will not be possible without positive, physical control of the three primary portions of each lung. 





    The lungs are split into three sections: 

    1. Adham, or the Lower Abdominal Area; 
    2. Madhyam, or the Mid or Intracostal Area; 
    3. and Adhyam, or the Superior, High, or Clavicular Area. 


    The Vajra Asana is the finest asana for doing these preparatory or corrective Pranayamas. 


    • Later on, different sitting positions can be used to keep the spine straight.
    • The focused breathing is then isolated to the three sections mentioned above.
    • Allow the lungs to rest naturally within the rib cage once done.


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    Preparation for Effective Pranayama



    If the physical difficulties connected with poor or shallow breathing are to be rectified, a number of considerations must be taken. 

    Environmental issues must be taken into account as well. It is not only emotionally gloomy, but it is also damaging to the lungs to live in a wet, dreary environment. 

    • For the treatment of breathing issues, proper air circulation must be ensured. 
    • Only a rush mat or a foam-rubber pad should be used as a sleeping mattress since it should be thin and rigid. 
    • Dust and bacteria can breed in a thick mattress packed with cotton batts or other materials, making it difficult to breathe properly. 
    • Dust, "nose," and lint gather on woolen blankets, wool carpets, and thick wool or damask drapery. 
    • It is necessary to avoid wearing filthy bedclothes. 
    • Rooms should be cleaned on a regular basis, with no cobwebs or dust allowed to gather. 
    • Cotton is preferred over other materials for bedclothes. 
    • Heavy blankets should be aired on a regular basis if they are used. 
    • Allergy sufferers should stay away from powders of all kinds. 
    • It is forbidden to use talcum powder or other body powders.
    • Many people are allergic to tooth powder or paste without even knowing it, which can lead to severe sinus and throat congestion, thus impeding proper pranayama. 


    To perform Pranayama or Hatha Asanas, sufficient preparation as exampled below are required. 


    1. If your hair is long, comb it and tie it up so that stray hair ends don't obstruct your breathing. 

    2. Cleanse the body, preferably with a gentle, warm shower, before the practice. A hot shower should never be taken before engaging in any Yogic activities. 

    3. Wear clean, loose, comfortable clothing, and if feasible, complete these exercises nude in the privacy of your own home. Tight underwear, belts, tight jewelry, and other encumbering accessories should be avoided. 

    4. After your Yoga session, take another shower, ideally with a cold rinse. This may be uncomfortable at first, but it will quickly pay off as the body's circulation improves and tolerance to cold air and water increases. 

    5. Cover a blanket, a soft cushion, a towel, or a rush mat with a clean cotton cloth folded in half. Avoid moist, cold environments. 

    6. Your "yoga seat" should be in a well-ventilated place, and if you can't get out of the house, open the windows to let the stale air out. You should not re-breathe stale, rotting, or filthy air under any circumstances. 

    7. Your practicing space should be devoid of visual distractions such as flashing lights, neon signs, or any bright light, and insects and the sounds of screaming radios or loudspeakers should be avoided. 

    8. Do not practice on an empty stomach; wait at least one hour after a snack or a fight meal before doing so. You can drink a cup of weak tea or lime water. Milk and other mucous-producing drinks should be avoided. 

    9. If you need to void pee or empty your bowels, do so. Pranayama and Hatha Asanas should be practiced with an empty stomach. If constipation is persistent, mild herbal purgatives or a warm water enema are indicated. If you're constipated, start your day with a glass of warm lime water. Light food may be had half an hour after these activities, but acid-producing and mucus-producing meals should be avoided.


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    Yoga Defined As Four-Fold Awareness.



    Indian Rishis or sages teach that Oneness is already here, but that we are oblivious of it. As a result, we see duality, nay, multiplicity, everywhere around us. 


    • If there is awareness, it is of differences rather than similarities in the most basic sense. 
    • The goal of the YOGA LIFE is to bring us back to the Adwaitaik non-duality condition. 


    Yoga provides a Four-fold Awareness so that the Yama and Niyama Kriya Yoga taught in earlier classes may be learnt deliberately. 


    Yoga is a process of conscious growth. Outside of the world of consciousness, there is the general evolution of life, but that evolution is in Cosmic Hands. 

    Your growth is entirely in your hands, and it must be done in a mindful, sensitive manner. This awareness may begin as a dim shadow, an unidentified feeling, but it may later shout from inside in a loud voice - especially if you don't listen. 


    The first level of Four-fold Awareness is becoming aware of the body and how it functions—how to care for it, love it, and even adore it. 

    We claim we desire excellent health, but only good health breeds good health, therefore we must be careful not to put our bodies in dangerous situations. 

    This necessitates conscious knowledge. This conscious knowledge includes an understanding of proper food, habits, exercise, environment, rest, and relaxation. 


    • This involves being conscious of what the body is doing: 
    • When you take a breath in, be aware that you are doing so. 
    • When you exhale, be aware that you are exhaling. 
    • When you move, be aware that you are moving. 
    • 'Know that you're walking when you're walking.' 
    • When you speak, be aware that you are speaking. 
    • Know exactly what you're doing at all times when you sit, stand, or sleep, cat. 


    The second step is being aware of how emotions affect the body. Be aware that good, useful emotions have a powerful positive influence on the body, while negative, destructive emotions have a significant negative effect on the body


    • The most destructive emotions include jealousy, hate, greed, envy, malice, and possessiveness, whereas aversion, shame, dread, and different forms of escapism fall into the secondary group of psychosomatic-producing emotions. 
    • Serenity, joy, compassion, understanding, the desire to serve, and other unifying emotions have a strong impact on the body. 
    • Learn to recognize your emotions as soon as they appear. 
    • Be mindful of your surroundings before you lose control. 
    • Only allow powerful good emotions to take hold, while opposing and managing negative emotions. It's advisable to "take a deep breath and count to 10." suggestions 
    • Many of the relaxation and self-awareness Kriyas, as well as Pratyahara or sensory control, that I will teach you in this course will be quite beneficial in obtaining this level of consciousness. 


    The third level involves becoming aware of one's thoughts and learning how to manage one's emotions and body. 


    • Actually, the mind is "a part of the mind"... a conscious portion of the mind, as opposed to the sub-conscious or the mind that lacks consciousness, as we typically refer to it. 
    • The Sanskrit phrase ADHI-VYADHI refers to the higher mind, or aware mind. Our word for psycho-somatics is ADHI-VYADHI. 
    • When this phase is complete, a new consciousness can be sought in which the conscious mind is surpassed by the Buddhi, a higher component of the mind. 
    • Subconsciousness is referred to as Chitta. 
    • Consciousness is manas. 
    • The Buddhi, also known as the intellect, is the superior capacity of consciousness. 
    • This awareness is achieved via the practices of marana (concentration) and dhyana (meditation). 


    One of the numerous Indian paradoxes is the fourth level of the Four-fold Awareness. 

    • This last level, known as Samadhi or Cosmic Consciousness, and is defined as "knowledge of consciousness." 

    It's something I really want for you. Even though we nay never meet, may our soul friendship be fruitful for both of us. May our partnership be productive in endless time.


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