A short introduction to Swara yoga Ida nadi Pingala nadi Left nostril (and the whole left side of the body) Right nostril (and the whole right side of the body) Moon Sun Feminine Masculine Yin Yang Right brain Left brain Intuitive Logical Subjective Objective Colors
Tapah svadhyaya ishvara-pranidhana kriya-yogah Enthusiasm, inquiry and surrender are necessary to thread the path of yoga (The yoga sutras of Patanjali, II-1) In this first aphorism of the Saddhana Pada, the second chapter of his classic manual on the practice of Raja yoga, Patanjali lists
In yoga, Dana is mentioned as one of the ten niyamas in the Yoga Yajnavalkya (and in subsequent classics, such as the Hatha yoga pradipika, who borrowed from it). The practice of Dana also has a very important place in the teachings of the Buddha.
In Buddhism, the five hindrances are temporary mental states that impede practice. They can be regarded as obstacles to mindfulness in daily life as well, clouding our Judgement and hindering our ability to respond appropriately to situations. They all rooted in aversion, attachment and ignorance.
Undisturbed calmness and clarity is attained by cultivating openness toward happiness, compassion toward suffering, delight in the good and equanimity toward evil. The yoga sutras of Patanjali, 1-33 Those familiar with Buddhism may have recognised in this sutra the Brahma-viharas, the four quality of the