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Vriksha Asana – The Tree Pose

“Standing straight on the left leg, bend the right leg and place the right foot on the root of the left thigh. Stand thus like a tree on the ground. This is called vriksha-asana.” 1 Stand with the feet together and the arms by your sides (see the tad-asana).   2 Bend the right leg [&hellip

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The Hot & Sizzling Bikram Yoga

There are many types of yoga practices that you can venture into or try. Most are relatively simple to begin and enjoy the benefits of. However, there are also styles of yoga that may be too challenging, and potentially harmful for beginners to try. And the sizzling Bikram yoga belongs to the latter. So you [&hellip

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Ekapada Asana – The One Legged Pose

The Sanskrit word eka means one and pada means foot making this the one-foot, or more commonly, one-legged pose. 1 Stand with the feet together and the arms by your sides (see the tad-asana).   2 Focus the eyes straight ahead on a spot midway between waist and eye level and remain focused there throughout [&hellip

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Padma Asana – The Lotus Pose

The Sanskrit word padma means lotus. Besides the obvious reference to the similarity of the folded legs to lotus petals, the lotus hold special significance in reference to Yoga and Meditation. Though rooted in the mud, the lotus blossom rises above to blossom in the sun. Although it grows in pools of water the leaves [&hellip

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Simhasana – The Lion Pose

The Sanskrit word simha, which literally means “the powerful one,” is the word for “lion.” This, therefore is known as the lion posture, and one performing it can be said to resemble a roaring lion about to attack. 1 Sit up on the knees with the heels of the feet pressed against the buttocks and [&hellip

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Shalabha Asana – The Locust Pose

1 Lie on the stomach with the head turned to one side and the arms alongside the body with palms facing upward.   2 Turn the head and place your chin on the floor. Slide your hands under your thighs, with the palms pressed gently against the top of your thighs.   3 Inhale slowly [&hellip

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Meditation – A Complete Guide To The Process

Meditation can be described as a continued, unbroken awareness of the mind in its raw state. It involves the overcoming of distractions and dissipated energies into a blissful awareness. Let us look at it this way – at any point of time we are consumed with countless thoughts and emotional baggage at the conscious and [&hellip

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