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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Pancha Niyama?

    The five stages of the Pancha Yania, or moral restrictions are required to merely maintain the human birth to which we have achieved in this incarnation. 

    • It is devolutionary and harmful to give in to one's animal instincts and lower nature. 
    • Man has progressed from animal to human, yet he is not yet "too" human. 

    Saucha, Santosha, Tapas, Swadhyaya, and Atman Pranidhana are among the Pancha Niyama, or ethical observances, required to progress from a human to a more compassionate and possibly divine condition. 


    Saucha refers to both outward and interior cleanliness. Cleanliness is second only to Godliness, but it must also include emotional and mental cleanliness. 

    • Get rid of any bad feelings. Cleanse a soiled mind. 
    • Allow the winds of the Supreme Breath to sweep through your mind, clearing the cobwebs of preconceived notions and prejudice. 
    • Encourage freedom of speech from people around you, especially members of the opposition, to reduce this. 
    • Allow a new light to enter the mind, as well as the fresh air of new ideas. 


    Santosha is mental tranquillity, with a quiet mind as though in the eye of a storm. 

    • You may be caught up in a tornado of activity and a storm of emotions, but you must find your way to the stillness of the Self. 
    • Discover that peace exists in the midst of confusion, just as it does in the midst of darkness—light, in the midst of death—life, and in the midst of untruth—truth.
    • Learn the slow moving action of the calm mind to free yourself from the storm, so you can spend time with others unhurriedly, especially when such relationships are important. 
    • In the midst of a hectic day, it's rare to develop understanding and calmness in personal and interpersonal circumstances. 
    • Allow for a lot of quiet to allow for intra-personal dialogue. Be still and know what you're doing! 

    3. Tapas

    Tapas must be seen as a way of life that is disciplined. It implies timeliness and regularity in practice for the Yogi, as well as the capacity to live in the "now and here." 

    • Tapas also represents discipline that allows you to deal with others with a willingness to adjust, where necessary, your own views and feelings, thus bringing about understanding. 
    • It may also involve other aspects of Yoga practice, so excellent for self-discipline and self-awareness. 
    • Tapas also represents discipline that allows you to deal with others with a willingness to adjust, where necessary, your own views and feelings, thus bringing about understanding. 
    • Discipline yourself so that you can discover areas of common interest and agreement, and if feasible, include these points into external activity programs, so that your Tapas becomes a kind of Karma Yoga, or disciplined service to others. 

    4. Swadhyaya

    Swadhyaya is Sanskrit for "self-analysis." self-reflection, self-awareness "Man, know yourself" is an old adage that even the most earnest seeker sometimes forgets. A person who lacks self-awareness will never be able to achieve true spiritual oneness. 

    • Look inside, search within, don't turn inward in the sense of being introverted, rather than introvert. 
    • Seek knowledge of the Self, which may set you free from ego, or non-Self, illusions and delusions. 
    • Knowing yourself allows you to select a life purpose in both the outward realm of action and the inner levels. 
    • It is possible to develop a personal philosophy or a highly personalized religious concept by getting to know yourself. 
    • True humility is only possible when one's whole essence is brought into spiritual harmony. 
    • Patience and even self-devotion are required to understand oneself. 
    • Seeing beauty and love in its purest form will assist in revealing the inner life of beauty and happiness. 

    5. Atman Pranidhana

    Iswara Pranidhana, or attention to God, is another name for Atman Pranidhana, but I believe it implies learning to understand the voice of the Inner Reality. 

    • The Atman, or True Nature. The word "Iswara," which means "God," has just recently been introduced into this devotion. 
    • Pay attention to the Voice in the Silence. It must be obeyed immediately and without reservation.

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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Chatus Pada?

    Chatus Pada, or Four-footed Postures, comprise the bulk of the traditional Hatha Asanas and are named after various animals, fish, reptiles, birds, insects, or other species. 

    Our forefathers were excellent observers of nature, looking for methods in which the "Earth Mother" taught her offspring to care for themselves in times of hardship and need, as well as in times of abundance. 

    • When technology employed by our fellow animals was shown to be of good value or beneficial to man's health, our instructors were eager to embrace it. 
    • Techniques like the Gaja Kriya, the elephant's nasal douche, and the anal douche are used. 
    • The Cyrus crane, arc examples, and postures mentioned in this lesson are all inspired by the Cyrus crane. 
    • The Vyaghrah Pranayama, also known as the Chatus Pada Asana, or Tiger Breath, is very essential. The body is resting in a "four-footed" position in this position. 

    All of the Chatus Pada or Four-footed Postures are advised for both boys and girls to practice. Children under the age of puberty should not engage in advanced Yoga activities. 

    • These suggested postures will ensure that breathing problems never arise and that the mind and body grow normally. 
    • Many children, especially in India, suffer from malnutritional dwarfism, thus the need of a "body-building diet" should not be ignored. 
    • A good Kriya is crawling about on all fours. We had to wriggle and squirm as infants to straighten our hones and develop our sinews and muscles. It was necessary to strengthen soft tissue. We couldn't take it anymore. 
    • As a result, we had to crawl by pulling ourselves along the floor. We didn't crawl because we couldn't walk; rather, we crawled in order to be able to walk. This is a crucial lesson that we may need to repeat. 
    • We have severe musculoskeletal diseases of the arms, wrists, and hands, as well as the hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet, and toes. 
    • Crawling is good for your muscles and bones. Crawling is a great workout for an arthritic, a person with bunions, or someone recovering from a bone fracture. 

    Make some hand and knee protectors out of rubber. Crawl about in your own house in complete privacy. 

    I had a female student who was self-conscious about her legs. They were dubbed "piano stool legs" by her. I suggested her start doing Pranayama and crawling. Even her uninterested indifferent husband soon praised her on her attractive legs. 

    Another student had grown her leg strength as a teenager after playing tennis. She followed the same instruction and reshaped her legs' calves. 

    Many women with excessive cellulite fat deposits on the backs of their legs and in their posteriors will find it simple to break up this unattractive fat.

    A flabby stomach will firm up quickly if Vyaghrah Pranayama, or Tiger Breath  is performed. 

    The Tiger Breath is a great warm-up for more challenging abdominal Kriyas like Uddiyana Bandha and Nauli Kriya.

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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Pranava Pranayama?

    By "thinking" the Mantrika sound linked with the proper lung region, you may add another depth to the Pranayama. 

    1. Lower breathing is regulated by the sound 'Aah,' middle breathing by the sound 'Ooo,' high, clavicular breathing by the sound 'Mmm,' and whole breathing is controlled by the sound 'Aah... 00... Mmm,' the Pranava Mantra AUM or OM. 
    2. When taking an abdominal breath, think the sound 'Aah,' then let out the breath with an audible 'Aah' for a longer duration than the inspired breath. 
    3. Rep three or four times more if necessary. 
    4. 'Ooo' for the mid-chest and 'Mmm' for the upper breath are the same. 
    5. Finish with a few rounds of entire breath while repeating the 'AUM' mantra. 

    For the first several days, breathe in a 1:2 cycle, meaning that the outgoing breath is twice as long as the inbreath. 

    • The ratio of the out-breath to the in-breath is a twelve count if the breath is taken for a six count. 
    • In the beginning, try higher counts like 8:16, 9:18, 10:20, and 12:24. 
    • Later, practice a 1:3 ratio, and then a 1:4 ratio of breath. 

    This is known as Pranava Pranavama and has many Yogic advantages since it is the first Yoga that you have accomplished via the union of the breath. 

    There are many health advantages, and this Pranayama is a great Yoga Chikitsa, or breath treatment, for people suffering from various illnesses.

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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - Pranyama For Proper Blood Circulation

    The natural accomplishment of main and small canals, as well as a beautiful sewage and drainage system, is the circulation of blood from the heart, out into the body, and back again. 

    • The heart pumps oxygen-rich blood out via the arteries to the body's main and smaller organs. Smaller tubes called capillaries connect the arteries to the circulatory system's returning veins at their ends. 
    • The stale, de-oxygenated blood, which is now loaded with carbon dioxide, is returned to the lungs via the heart, where it is cleansed and given back to the heart for a fresh cycle through the body. 
    • The blood circulates in three main circuits, each of which is regulated and controlled by breathing. 

    Adham Pranayarna, or abdominal breath, regulates lower blood circulation into the lower pelvis and down to the feet. 

    Women are notoriously bad abdominal breathers, resulting in pelvic tightness, poor circulation in the feet and ankles, chilly feet, varicose veins in the legs, fluid retention, and lymph gland congestion. 

    • The intercostal breath, Madhyam Pranayama, controls blood flow into the torso of the body, circulating blood to the liver and intestines as well as providing blood to the heart muscles. 
    • Women have a natural ability to breathe in the middle of their breath. So few people have stomach problems and have minimal heart disease. 

    As a consequence of their poor mid-breathing, men are at risk for heart disease. 

    • An inadequate blood supply deprives the heart muscles of essential oxygen, resulting in ischemia, cardiac insufficiency or shortage of blood flow to the heart muscles, and the resulting Angina Pectoris, with its sensation of suffocation and restriction of blood into the pectoral muscles. 
    • The most prevalent illness that leads to all other cardiac problems is myocardial ischemia. 
    • The clavicular breath, also known as Adhyam Pranayama or Adhi Pranayarma, pumps blood up into the neck and head and out into the arms. 
    • The brain cells are starved as a result of poor upper circulatory system circulation. 
    • Sugar and oxygen are essential for the brain's survival. Both of these components are provided by a well-functioning circulatory system. 

    The head's sense organs are the first to be damaged, resulting in hearing loss and vision loss. Other senses fading, headaches, all kinds of stress, hair loss, and skin problems.

    • Anything that makes it difficult to breathe or circulate properly should be avoided. 
    • The lungs are poisoned by toxic gases and industrial effluvia when you live in a contemporary, industrial region. 
    • Even living in a rural community is becoming a respiratory danger owing to D.D.T. supernitrate residue in the air and fumes from contemporary automated agricultural farming emissions. 
    • Industrial toxins masquerading as preservatives pollute our food. 
    • Food processing is inherently harmful to one's body's health. 
    • We pickle the system by sprinkling salt, sugar, and condiments on our meals. 
    • Tea, coffee, colas, sodas, and alcohol all contribute to a condition known as "blood addiction," which causes us to desire these substances. 

    The usage of drugs has given the issue of bad habits a whole new dimension. 

    • Millions of people are ignorant of their addiction to common chemical compounds found in supermarkets and pharmacy stores. 
    • The number one cause of lung and blood stream pollution is smoking cigarettes, cigars, and using a smoking pipe. 
    • No other habit has contributed more to the development of lung and vascular disease. 
    • Even living in close quarters with a heavy smoker has its drawbacks. 
    • According to studies, inhaling "slipstream smoke" has the same consequences as smoking. 

    No one should begin practicing the science of Pranayama and Hatha Yoga unless they have quit smoking. 

    A holistic view of our surroundings, as well as a Yoga ecosystem, is required. Complete breathing, like in Mahat Yoga Pranayama, activates the brain's Respiratory Centre, allowing healthy, oxygenated blood to flow to all parts of the body. Toxic poisons are shuffled off to different organs of elimination, but especially the lungs and kidneys, by the same; regulated, controlled breathing.

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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Bindu Mudra?

    The breath is fully let out "swallow the breath" as if swallowing some water after completing a Mahat Yoga Pranayama.

    Within the lower portion of the brain, a "clicking" feeling may be felt, suggesting that the Respiratory Certre is being engaged. 

    Apraakasha Bindu Mudra is a Mudra with a variety of benefits. 

    • One should 'lock in the breath' as though doing a Prana Bandha. 
    • Another benefit is to overcome negative emotional and mental conditioning. 

    • When one feels emotional, it is impossible to swallow one's breath. 
    • The breath cannot be swallowed if one is hypnotized or crazy. 
    • Focus the thoughts towards the back of the head, in the Bindu area, to encourage positive control.

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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Shunya Mudra?

    Shunya is a void or vacuum (Sunya, in Buddhism). Shunya Mudra is a hand motion that leaves one lobe of the lungs empty while others are expanded. 

    • Use this Mudra in conjunction with any of the other Prana Mudras.
    • One palm should be open, with the thumb at a 90 degree angle to the palm. 
    • Place the palm of your hand on the leg closest to your torso, facing upward. 
    • Now take a big breath.... the portion of the lung on the side of the Shunya Mudra will not be activated. 
    • The other lobe of the lung indicated by the specific Mudra will inflate and deflate as the breath rises and falls. 

    The lobular portions of the lungs may be trained in this manner until they are completely under your control. You'll see why this is PRANAYAMA, or breath control, on its own.

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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Brahma Mudra?

    The Apraakasha Bindu, the lower brain's respiratory center, is activated in its entirety by the use of a hand motion known as Brahma Mudra. 

    • We have the earliest term for breath in Sanskrit, which is also the word for God. "God is life." 
    • Try utilizing the Brahma Mudra after a few days of trying Maliz.t Yoga Pranayama, indicating the region with the palms of the hands.


    • First, the hands are clasped in the Adhi Mudra (Lesson V, Pg. A-17). 
    • Then, with the fingers turned upwards, the knuckles of the fingers where they connect the hand are pushed together, hand to hand. 
    • The hands must then be dropped down just below the diaphragm and in front of the navel. 
    • To hold the knuckles together and push the arms downwards at the elbow, some pressure may be required. 
    • Make sure your back is straight. 
    • Observe how the breath now comes from the low, mid, and upper chest in that order. As computed by the Respiratory Centre, this is the normal breathing sequence. 
    • On expiration, the breath will also leave the lower lungs first, then the middle, and finally the upper lungs. 

    This Mudra's reflexogenie feedback helps to settle breathing and retrain the brain so that one-third of the breath is directed into each of the three regions of the lungs.

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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Mahat Yoga Pranayama?

    The only kind of breathing deserving of the term Deep Breathing is the Yoga version of the "Complete Breath." 

    • The breath is regulated such that air reaches the abdominal region of the lungs first, then the middle, and lastly the upper clavicular area. 
    • The breath is exhaled in the same sequence every time: low, mid, and high. Employ Aprakasha Mudra with the hands while performing this. 
    • A "swallowing of the breath movement" after the incoming breath to assist hold in the breath and prevent bronchiospasm. 
    • This swallowing motion is comparable to swallowing water or food, and it gives you control over the nerves connected to aware breathing. 

    If doing this Mudra is difficult, try focusing your attention on the back of your head, in the Occipital region of the skull, and swallowing should become easier. 

    • This Mudra is effective in overcoming hypnotic indoctrination. 
    • Place one hand on the diaphragmatic region and the other on the mid chest to assist in establishing good control over these three breathing regions. 
    • After the lower lobes have been filled, the lower hand may be lifted to the high chest region, or the mind can be focused into the high lobes. 
    • Start a long, slow, deep breath with the hands in the recommended position, regulating at least one-third of the time to the abdominal area, then continuing the breath into the mid chest for another third of the time allotted, and finally filling the high clavicular area of the chest for the remaining one-third of the count. 
    • A "two count" into each of the lung regions is suggested for a novice, so that the breith arrives two times two times two (2x2x2) until the Complete or Grand Yoga Breath is achieved. 
    • The breath should be kept in for a brief time before being exhaled in the same sequence and timing as the inhalation (2x2x2). 
    • That is, the breath is expelled first from the lower lobes, then from the middle lobe. 
    • Finally, there are the higher lobes that we gradually move onto. 

    It's also worth noting that in each part, the outgoing breath comes from the back lobes first, then the side lobes, and finally the front lobes. 

    • A short respite should be given at this stage for the novice before repeating the full cycle for three to six cycles. 

    After gaining some positive control, the period of holding in the breath can be increased to the same length as the incoming and outgoing breaths, and a held out breath can be added over time (see Stikha Pronaya ma).

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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What is Kriya Yoga?

    Kriya Yoga is a kind of yoga that focuses on the breath Yoga has religious connotations, according to some, since it began with Hinduism. 

    However, it is important to note that Yoga represents a significant divergence from India's overall religious system and its rites and ceremonies. 

    • The high priest is the intellect, and the temple is the human temple. 
    • The Kriyas are the ceremonies and rituals. It is true that yoga reveals man's intimate connection to an impersonal Universe. Rise, if you're religious, this is for you. 
    • Yoga will disclose one's connection with the Supreme, also known as the Atman, the Self, or God.
    •  Ethical and moral norms are the fundamental foundation of the Inner Lite, therefore a high-minded philosophy need them. 
    • Because of its unstable foundation, a home constructed on shifting sands would undoubtedly collapse. Yoga is based on these foundational moral and ethical principles. 

    Yama, the five moral restrictions required to preserve the position of a human "being" rather than an Inman "doing," is the first stage in the Raja Yoga method of Ashtanga or Eight Branches. 

    • The Niyama, or five ethical observances, are embodied in the second stage. 
    • The Yamaj Niyama together form Kriya Yoga, a kind of Yoga that may lead to spiritual union, emancipation, and freedom. 

    The Kriya Yoga path requires a deep understanding of one's own nature, as well as a keen awareness of internal and external action. 

    The Yama and Niyama become nothing more than psychological repression, the practice of clichéd virtues that bound rather than liberate the soul, without this understanding and awareness. 

    1. Ahimsa, or nonviolence, is one of the Pancha Yama, often known as the five abstinences. 

    • This nonviolence should not be misunderstood to mean just avoiding murdering other living things. 
    • In the grand scheme of things, it may be essential for a man to protect himself, his family, his loved ones, and his nation against others' violent attempts to compel him into their material state of oneness rather than the Oneness that comes from spiritual unity. 

    Nonviolence in thought, speech, and action is true Ahinisa, as is the unwillingness to harm another in any manner. 

    2. Understanding is required to create what Mahatma Gandhi referred to as "Satyagraha," or Soul Force, which is a requirement for living a nonviolent life. 

    • Satyagraha is a kind of positive action that the Yogi may use not just for resistance but also for constructive work. 
    • It provides the Satyagrahi, the user, with a moral equivalent to war, a powerful peaceful alternative to what would otherwise be violent action. 
    • It entails reconciliation, in which one is receptive to hearing and examining the other's point of view while maintaining an open mind, thus reducing tensions and improving personal and interpersonal understanding. 

    Satya is the Sanskrit word for truth, yet it encompasses more than just expressing or revealing the truth. Rather, it is about leading a life that is guided by genuine spiritual ideals and higher considerations. 

    True Truth can only be discovered via profound inner insights and spiritual experiences, in which the condition of Truth causes a change in one's character. 

    • We must always be aware of the falsity of our senses, perceptions, and beliefs. 
    • The first step toward Truth is to be aware of the correctness of our perceptions, our sensory touch with the environment, and to ensure that our mental constructs are consistent with the growth of mind to a superconscious level. 

    3. The courage to confront the contradiction of our perceptions and thoughts is the first step toward this Truth. 

    • In light of the inconsistencies brought to our notice both by our own consciousness and by others, we must re-examine our beliefs, behaviors, and practices. 
    • We must have the guts to re-adjust our beliefs in order to create an integrated and consistent whole that is compatible with the greater ideal. 

    4. Asteya is the Sanskrit word for "not stealing," or "not taking what is not properly yours." 

    Many people think that, although we should not steal from one another, cheating in business or defrauding the government on income tax is acceptable. 

    But it is he who "steals the time of the spirit," the time given here to develop into spiritual oneness, Oneness, who is the greatest thief. 

    Another thief is one who "steals" the names of others or refuses to give credit when credit is due to others. 

    Take just what is due and offer credit and respect to others as they deserve to prevent "spiritual robbery." 

    Recognition for a job well done fulfills a fundamental desire in human nature and motivates people to work harder and achieve more. 

    5. For the student, Brahmacharya may be understood as sexual celibacy or sexual purity, and for the mature seeker of spiritual purity, it can be viewed as purity of thought and conduct. 

    • Brahmacharya is forming connections of understanding and good will with others while avoiding sexual selfishness and the desire to control. 
    • When one loves, it must be pure love, such as a Brahmacharya's love for his Guru or a Bhakta's love for God. Aparigraha is the tes'raint of greed and selfishness, putting a stop to the urge to acquire "myself and 'likeness." 
    • It is the transcendence of self-centered clutching and groveling for material possessions, as well as "spiritual achievements." 

    When you love someone, whether it's a person, a family, a nation, or God, you tend to turn them into a possession. 

    Possessiveness, on the other hand, prevents others from responding positively. 

    • When our possessiveness becomes selfish, tensions rise both inside and outside of us, resulting in a breakdown in communication. frustration, and, more often than not, violence and hatred. 

    Be resolved to help others without expecting personal benefit to conquer avarice and greed. 

    • We shall revert to our gifted state as an embodied human being if we do not make a deliberate effort to control the Vow animal nature. 

    The Yama, or moral restraint, practice will bind us to our human incarnation, which may have taken thousands of lives and millions of years to accomplish. 

    The fact that "devolution" is a reality may be seen in the animal-like behavior of many people and countries across the globe today.

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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Adhi Mudra?

    Adhi Mudra is a hand motion that sends a reflexogenic signal to the brain's respiratory center, which regulates inspiration and expiration into the clavicular lobes, or top lobes of the lungs. 

    • A clenched fist with the thumbs on the inside touching the palm is the Mudra. 
    • The fingers of the hands arced down on the upper legs, near to the torso. 
    • The respiratory center is a motor center in the brain, directing efferent nerve impulses for bodily movement. 
    • Inspiration is controlled by one side of the respiratory center, while expiration is controlled by the other. 

    The brain sends signals to the lungs, which the lungs respond to. Reflex nerves embedded in the tissues of the lungs transmit back to the brain when the lungs are profoundly inflated or almost deflated, speeding or slowing down breathing and providing conscious control over what is otherwise an autonomic function. 

    The only autonomic function of the body that can be overridden by voluntary, conscious will is breathing. 

    As a result, Pranayama is essential for Yogic regulation of the body, its functions, emotions, and the lower mind's memory store at the base of the brain.

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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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