Why are rituals needed in life?
Previously, in ancient times people didn’t even go hunting for a mammoth without a ritual - without some symbolic action that carries a certain meaning. It is the conscious meaning…

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Yoga dictionary. Prakriti
There is such a thing as Prakriti in the philosophy of the Sankhya school. The term is also mentioned in the Yoga sutras of Patanjali. Prakriti is considered to be…

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Shankha Prakshalana - yogic practice of bowel cleansing (part 1)
Shankha (Skt. Shankha) - means “mollusk shell”, prakshalana (Skt. Prakshalana) - complete washing, purification. Shankha-Prakshalana (SHP) - the practice of cleansing the gastrointestinal tract. Ancient people were observant: mollusks wash…

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Yoga dictionary. Dukkha

Patanjali in his Yoga sutras pays much attention to this. He considers such a term as “Dukha”. Also, this term is widely used in Buddhism, being one of the Central concepts of the Four Noble Truths proclaimed by the Buddha Shakyamuni. However, Patanjali considers such a phenomenon as Dukha in more detail and explains the causes.

From Sanskrit the term “Dukha” can be translated as `restless dissatisfaction`, `painful experience`, `anguish`, `unbearability`. The most popular translation for the Russian language is `suffering’, but this word does not fully reflect The essence that dukha carries. It is a deeper concept than mere suffering. Suffering often refers to specific painful experiences that arise from physical or mental discomfort. Dukha, on the other hand, means rather a tendency of the mind which arises for two reasons: because of the impermanence of the world and because of attachment to something or someone. Continue reading

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (part 1)

What is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga? P49A6399
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic practice, which includes sequences of asanas, interconnected by sets of movements – vinyasas, and performed together with Ujayi-pranayama (a certain way of breathing), Bandhas (energy locks) and Drishti (focusing on certain points). During the practice, Dhyana (meditative state of consciousness) is preserved.
When synchronizing movement with breathing like ujayi and applying the energy locks mula bandha, uddiyana bandha during the asanas, a strong internal heat arises in the body, causing profuse perspiration. Thus, the process of cleansing and rejuvenation of muscles and internal organs occurs, toxins are removed from the body. As a result, the practitioner feels strength and lightness in the body. Vinyasa balances breathing and provides uninterrupted blood circulation throughout the body. Breathing becomes rhythmic, the body is strong, and the mind is calm. Continue reading

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (part 3)
Practice Format According to tradition, two forms of training are used in Ashtanga yoga: Ice class and Mysore class. An ice class is a lesson that is held at the…

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Yoga Nidra - magical yogic dream (part 1)
Do you agree with the statement that relaxation for modern Westerners is an art that needs to be learned? Or are you convinced that relaxing means coming home, leaning back…

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Four kinds of karma
Being under the illusion that the world around us is not just hostile to us, but, moreover, unfairly hostile, we deprive ourselves of the opportunity to develop. Because if a…

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Shankha Prakshalana - yogic practice of bowel cleansing (part 3)
It is worth mentioning that the Shankha-Prakshalana also frees a person from the conditions experienced once, but still remaining in the emotional (etheric) body of a person. After all, toxins…

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