Monthly Archives: March 2010

The balance between strength and flexibility

Although traditional Yoga is a spiritual discipline, many people come to Yoga expecting to improve their flexibility and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. As most people age, muscles shorten and tendons (the tissue that connects muscles to bones) become … Continue reading

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The Granthis

When the dormant Kundali gets aroused by the grace of the guru, than alone all the padmas (lotuses – chakras) and the granthis (knots) get pierced. HYP (10 Chapters) Ch V v 2 (Ch 3 v 2)  Granthis are thought … Continue reading

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The Nadis

The word nadi is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘nad’ which means a hollow stalk, sound, vibration or resonance. Essentially the nadis are the tubes or ducts which transport life giving substances such as blood and plasma through the human … Continue reading

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Kundalini

Kundalini forms the very foundation of the entire science of Yoga in the manner the Lord of the Serpents is the support of the earth, with all its forests and mountains. (Hatha yoga Pradipika Ch V v1 (Ch3 v1)) Kundalini … Continue reading

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