emotional purification Mantras

The EMOTIONAL PURIFICATION of GAYATRI Mantras “Mother Gayatri, Oh Gurudeva, Grant me pure buddhi. May my mind become immaculate, quiet, peaceful, clear and pleasant. May all my emotions be purified. Grant me the spiritual strength to ask for forgiveness with a sentiment of amity. OM. That (alone is) Real. May …

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HALASANA (PLOW POSE)

Halasana (Plow Pose) Hal = plow, Asana = posture or pose This yoga pose gets its name from the plow – a popular farming tool commonly used in Indian agriculture to prepare the soil for sowing crops. Like its namesake, this pose prepares the ‘field’ of the body and mind for deep rejuvenation. Halasana is pronounced …

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CHILD POSE (SHISHUASANA)

Shishu= child; asana= pose Pronounced- shishuh-asanah Its main anatomical focus is the thighs, although it is useful in relieving back, shoulder, neck, and hip strain. If performed with an open mind, the full-body, gravitational pull of Shishuasana is sure to induce users with a great sense of physical, mental and …

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CAT STRETCH (MARJARIASANA) FOR IMPROVES DIGESTION

Even pet cats can teach us lessons in yoga! With a keen eye, the yogi absorbs ideas from the world around. Marjari asana, or the cat stretch, incorporates the excellent feline stretch in the yoga workout. Marjari = Cat; Asana = Posture or Pose How To Do Cat Stretch (Marjariasana) Stand on all …

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TRIKONASANA (TRIANGLE POSE)

Trikona – Triangle; Asana – Pose The asana is pronounced as Tree-kone-nah -sah-nah Unlike most yoga postures, the Triangle Pose requires keeping the eyes open in order to maintain body balance. Steps of Trikonasana Stand with the feet one leg-length apart, knees should unbent. Turn your right foot completely to …

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SPHINX POSE (SALAMBA BHUJANGASANA)

Salamba – Supported, Bhujang – Cobra, asana – pose Pronounced: SA-lumb-aa-BHu-jung-AAhs-uh-nuh Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx pose) is a modified version of Bhujangasana to help beginners ease their way into it. This pose is also good for people who have lower back ache as it has less arch and therefore reduces the pressure on …

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MILL CHURNING POSE (CHAKKI CHALANASANA)

Chakki = Grinder, Chalana = to drive, Asana = Posture or Pose Chuh-key-Chuh-LAANA-AAHS-uh-nuh This yoga posture mimics the movements of a hand-moved wheat grinder, common in the villages of India. It turns out to be a fun and excellent workout for the body! Steps of Chakki Chalanasana Sit on the floor with your legs straight …

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LOCUST POSTURE (SHALABASANA)

Shalabhasana or the Locust Yoga Pose is so called because the body and the legs resemble a Locust when it is performed. Shalabhasana is one the best yoga asanas for strengthening the back muscles. Those with severe back problems should take up this asana slowly, after performing preparatory asanas like Makarasana and Jyestikasana. Those with back problems …