The Yamas and the Niyamas

Exploring the Yamas and Niyamas: A Guide to Ethical Living In the vast tapestry of yogic philosophy, the Yamas and Niyamas stand as foundational pillars guiding ethical conduct and personal observances. Rooted in ancient wisdom, these principles offer a blueprint for harmonious living in alignment with the universe, not only on the mat but in daily life. Let's embark on a brief journey to understand these tenets and their significance. The Yamas: The Yamas, often likened to moral injunctions, serve as ethical guidelines for how we interact with the world around us. Ahimsa (Non-violence): Ahimsa advocates for compassion and non-violence [...]

The Yamas and the Niyamas2024-04-06T15:02:52+03:00

What are the scientific benefits of meditation?

There are currently more than one hundred (100) benefits recorded with numerous scientific studies to record them from improvements to the nervous system, in sleep, in heart conditions to name but a few. From the Yogic perspective this is not surprising at all but it is always nice to see western science catching up with the yogic science. From a Yogic perspective and in reference to Patanjali’s 8 limbs of Yoga, the subtler four parts of the yogi’s path are meditative. The asanas part was always meant to prepare the body for the sited posture and to maintain a straight spine. [...]

What are the scientific benefits of meditation?2019-02-16T04:28:48+03:00

We know what is good for us! Why don’t we always follow through with it?

You might have noticed that changes often take effort and some changes take a bit more effort than others but once habits are formed then everything is easier. This is because there are parts of us that don’t feel comfortable with change and growth. If it was up to them we would sit in front of a TV, having pizza all day long because the couch is comfortable and pizza is comfort food. But a comfortable life does not equate to a happy or a meaningful life. As a matter of fact the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most important spiritual [...]

We know what is good for us! Why don’t we always follow through with it?2019-02-16T04:56:00+03:00

Why is there suffering?

In Yogic science suffering is the result of ignorance. The human being is not in touch with reality. Reality is veiled by the senses, habitual patterns, energy blockages, belief systems that no longer work for the being. As a result human beings acting from a place of ignorance make mistakes thus creating karma and suffering happens. More specifically in our times many yogis argue that the whole planet is undergoing massive changes by leaving Kali Yuga and entering Dwapara Yuga, a dark era to enter in a more enlightened area. This creates polarisations inside and outside of us. In the same [...]

Why is there suffering?2019-02-16T04:33:30+03:00
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