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quadriceps muscles

The quadriceps are a group of muscles present on the front of the thigh. They consist of four distinct muscles: the rectus femoris, the vastus lateralis, the vastus intermedius, and the vastus medialis. They are responsible for extending the leg and helping with movements such as walking and jumping.

Traditional and Modern Hatha Yoga Approach

What is Hatha Yoga? The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is compiled by Yogi Swatmarama, an outstanding personality among many authorities of Hatha Yoga i.e. Goraknanath, Gheranda and Srinivasa Bhatta. Meaning of term Hatha Yoga The term Hatha is a combination of two big mantras, i.e. Ha & tha where Ha represents mind, the mental energy.  That […]

Traditional Hatha Yoga

During 800 AD to 1700 AD, the followers of Patanjali Yoga gave greater importance to asanas, kriyas and pranayama for cleansing of the body and mind. This purification helped practitioners reach higher levels of practice like samadhi. This form of yoga is called Hatha Yoga. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika compiled by Yogi Swatmarama serves as […]

Hatha Yoga

Who is the first hatha yogi In the yogic culture, Shiva is not known as the Adiyogi or the first yogi – the originator of yoga. He was the one who first put this seed into the human mind. Define hatha yoga The letter “Ha” in the term “Hatha” signifies the flow of prana breaths […]

Concept of asana according to swami Swatmarama and Patanjali.

Concept of asana according to swami Swatmarama and Patanjali. Swatmarama talks about Asana as the fundamental or primary education of Yoga. Asana is believed to help with the attainment of steadiness and calmness of the mind and the body, ridding the body of mental and physical diseases and experiencing the lightness in the limbs.  Asanas […]

Hatha yoga sequence(60 min)

60 min hatha yoga sequence for both gender for the age group of 25 to 40, who does not have any physical or mental illness. – Centering the class. – Chanting of Om mantra – Pranayama: Kapalbhati and Bhrastika Warm-up: Cat-cow,  Bal asana stretches,  Vajrasana/  Bhaddha  Konnsa asana stretches, Standing stretches. – 2 rounds of […]

Hatha Yoga

  The larger part of yoga being rehearsed in the globe is hatha yoga, including asanas (yoga stances), pranayama (breathing practices), kriyas (inside purging strategies), bandhas (strong locks and contractions), and mudras (hand gestures and seals), to more prominent or lesser degrees relying upon the arrangement of yoga. The 200-hour Hatha Yoga practice by Karuna Yoga […]

Food Prohibited for Hatha Yogic Practitioners

Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Food Prohibited for Hatha Yogic Practices Katvamla-tikshna-lavanoshna-haritasaka / Sauvira-taila-tila-sarshapa-madya-matsyan // Ajadi-mamsa-dadhi-takra-kulattha-kola / Pinyaka-hingghu-lasunady-amapathyam-ahuh//(Chapter -1, Verse- 59). The foods which prohibited for the Hatha Yogic practitioners are: those which are bitter, sour, pungent, salty, heating, green vegetables, sour gruel, oil, sesame and mustard, alcohol, fish, flesh foods, curds, buttermilk, horse gram, fruit […]

Nishpatti Avastha (state of consummation)

Nishpatti Avastha (state of consummation) Nishpatti avastha or state of consummation –  Rudra granthi is pierced, the fire of prana flows to the place of Ishwara. Then in the state of nishpatti or consummation is the tinkling sound of the flute resonating like a vina Rudraghranthim yada bhittva sarvapithaghatoanilah/ Nishpattau vainavah sabdah kvanadvinakvano bhavet// If […]

Nada anusandhana – exploration of sound “OM”

Nada anusandhana – exploration of sound “OM” Nada anusandhana – exploration of sound”OM” – Closing the ears, nose and mouth, a clear, clear sound is heard in the purified sushumna nadi. Muktasane sthito yogi mudram sandhaya sambhavim/ Śrnuyad dakshine karne nadam antastham ekadhih// The Hatha Yogi, sitting in Muktasana, concentrated in shambhavi mudra, should hear […]