Yoga poses (also called Asanas) are physical postures that exercise your entire An Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide To 90 Slimming Yoga Postures includes. This yoga routine has been taught by the author of this paper over many years to more than sitting posture (explained 1st day only, practised every day). YOGA IN DAILY LIFE. By. SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA. Sri Swami Sivananda. Founder of. The Divine Life Society. SERVE, LOVE, GIVE,. PURIFY, MEDITATE.

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    PDF | Yoga in Daily Life is a system of practice consisting of eight levels of development in the areas of physical, mental, social and spiritual. Morning Yoga Routine For Beginners With PDF Is An Easy Practice You Can Do Each Practice a few minutes a day and reap the full benefits. Yoga contribute to the physical, social, emotional and .. should start doing surya namaskara daily to have healthy body and mind.

    It is also considered to be one of the three main texts of the Vedanta Dharsana, the dominant religious thinking in India during the last 1, years approximately. The Bhagvad- Gita is a main classical yoga text, despite sometimes using the term "Yoga" in a more general way and in this paper I will try and discuss it's various teachings on Yoga practice. I will also try and discuss the Bhagvad-Gita's unique contribution to what is sometimes referred to as a Yoga practice that is less of a technique that should be "done" and more of an approach that is chosen to be part of everyday life of whoever chooses to adopt it. An example to that idea is viewed in Chapter 2 Sloka 58 - where the withdrawal of the senses is described, indriyanindriyarthebhyah. This term which may be usually understood as referring to the Dharana technique meditation - means here something a bit different; the way an active person relates to the world around him and to the performance of actions without any expectations and correlation to their fruits. To my view defining the term "Yoga Practice" is essential for the sake of this paper, since its somewhat diverts from what is the common contemporary Yoga practice. While this modern Yoga practice is mainly focused on a separate session "done" daily or weekly and includes some bodily centered techniques Asanas, Pranayamas and Meditation. It is not to say that the Bhagvad-Gita excludes the use of techniques see chapter 6 starting from staying in solitude in a clean and arranged place, seated with the back straight and with eyes focused on the tip of the nose, not allowing any influence to interrupt disconnecting the mind from the outer world, so that one's true self can be revealed. Still, It will be stated that the Gita's teachings on Yoga Practice are much more than that; it's instructing one how to live his life in a way that will able him to fill his social duties while aiming towards Moksha. Krishna uses the word "Yoga" in various meanings throughout the text. This tendency might confuse us since defining Yoga in general terms as we may sometimes see in several occasions related to Hindu religious2 , is sometimes a bit different from what might be considered as the classical definition of Yoga3 ,mainly described in the Kata Upanishad, The Svatasvetera Upanishad, in some books of The Mahabharata and in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. We can see that some definitions of Yogic concepts are used differently in the Gita ,For example: the description that appears in Chapter 9 Sloka 14 which describes worshiping the deity's image , a ritual that falls absolutely outside the Yoga systems that are described in the Yoga Sutras and elsewhere in the Mahabharata, And also regarding to Yajna , the fire ritual in the Vedic heritage, which is used in a more general way in chapter 4 describing various spiritual practices , referring even to the practice of Pranayama4. If we accept the general assumption that the Gita is pre-Buddhist5, and so is placed in the time line of classic Indian history that was written after the Upanishads but before the Yoga Sutras and surely after the Samkhya Karika of Isvara Krishna and the much latter Hatha Yoga texts - then its unique definition of Yoga practice may be more naturally interlinked to other ideas regarding Yoga by defining the subject in new lights and perspectives, adding new ideas to the texts available prior to its writing and benefiting Yoga specifically and Traditional Indian thinking as a whole.

    It is based on the conviction that there exists a higher power called God that has wilfully created the universe, and that this power, which is all-powerful and merciful, may shower grace and mercy on the devotee, thereby protecting him from harms and evils.

    All that the devotee is expected to do is to make himself fit for obtaining the grace and mercy of God, the Supreme Creator, through devotion and the practice of virtue. The devotee aspires to be- come ultimately one with the object of devotion, resting eternally in peace and happiness with Him.

    The devotee surrenders all his motives and acts to the Divine Power, and renounces all responsibility towards the good or bad consequences of what he does, in the 16 name of the will of the Supreme.

    Devotion and faith are observed to play an important part in religion, and the devotee is usually a religious person, who is supposed to develop friendliness to all human beings, abstain from doing any harm to others, read religious literature, concentrate on the symbol of the Supreme, and so on.

    The widespread appeal of Bhakti Yoga is largely drawn from the element of simplicity, which is a characteristic mark of it. Karma in Sanskrit means action and this variety of yoga derives its name from the fact that even after attainment of the goal of yoga, i. It is said that bondage is caused by the cravings and desires that are associated with an act, and that one can be free of the binding effect of any act if one does the act without associating himself with the consequences.

    It is not the acts themselves that bind an individual, but rather the attitude or intention involved. A Karma Yogi behaves with indifference which is the product of cessation of desire and an awareness of the real significance of happenings in the world. Karma Yoga thus involves doing one's duties without any reser- vation, and without tbecraving that one should get this or that benefit for his acts.

    This attitude is indeed very difficult to cultivate, for most of us have their mind usually swayed away by the imaginations of the pleasures that our acts may possibly give rise to. We thus always have an eye on the future improvement in our position prestige, power and so on.

    We usually do various things in order to become more important in the society we 17 live in, we always happen to aspire and crave for achieving something that others cannot achieve, we always want to have something more and better than what our neighbours and friends have. A Karma Yogi behaves in life with all such mental activity having been stopped completely.

    But his lack of attention on the goal does not make him dull or ineffi- cient in whatever he may be engaged in.

    On the con- trary, he devotes his full energies towards good action, because his energy is not dissipated by hankering after this or that pleasure. A Karma Yogi is a man of the happiest behavioral adjustment within himself, as well as with the surrounding world. He does not pursue pleasure but pleasure follows him in whatever he does.

    Jnana Yoga This is supposed to be the yoga of the intelligent or the superior few. All other varieties of yoga are believ- ed ultimately to lead to this kind of yoga, in which one comes to look at everything in the world as it is, without any ignorance and bias.

    This is supposed to be achieved through a continued practice of a strenuous mental discipline and virtue. Asana and Pranaywna, 18 which are respectively the third and fourth parts in Patanjali's system, are dealt with elaborately in Hatha Yoga. The fifth part, namely, Pratyahara, indicates a withdrawal of the sense organs from the objects of enjoyment The next three parts consist of a process of progressive mental concentration.

    Patanjali argues that through a faithful and intense practice of these eight parts of yoga for a sufficient length of time, a student of yoga can wash away all the impurities of his body and mind, so that he attains knowledge which ultimately liberates him from bondage and ignorance. This yoga is also called Ashtanga Yoga, because of the fact that it is mr.

    Wc find a lucid description of this variety of yoga in the sixth chapter of the Gita. It is usually this yoga that is implied whenever the word "yoga" stands alone without any qualification. This is perhaps a comparatively later development among the varieties of yoga.

    It is made of four parts, namely, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Nadanu- sandhana. Swatmarama, an old authority on this yoga, declares in the Hathayoga-Pradipika,that Hatha Yoga is the staircase which leads a sincere student ultimately to the goal of Raja Yoga. It is supposed that a practice of the techniques included in this yoga brings about a union of what are called the sun and the moon in our body. The moon is situated in a region above the hard palate, and is believed to exude a fluid which percola- tes down, and is swallowed by the sun, which is situated near the navel.

    It is due to the swallowing up of this elixir by the sun, that we are said to suffer from old 19 age and death. Hatha Yoga, in short, is a way of tackling these two, i. Asanas, which form the firt part of Hatha Yoga, bring about bodily and mental stability, which is a mark of perfect health- They make the body active and supple, by removing the impurities and extra fat.

    The next two parts. This is spoken of in yogic terms as the arousal of the Awn- dattni, the divine power that usually lies dormant in human beings. This online yoga program is your personal home practice. It's like a yoga studio in your own home.

    Morning Yoga Routine For Beginners Chart (Download PDF)

    You'll do your first sun salutations on your yoga mat and practice yoga at home like a real yogi. Downward Facing Dog Downward Dog is used in most yoga practices and yoga classes and it stretches and strengthens the entire body. Tuck under your toes and lift your hips up off the floor as you draw them up at back towards your heels. Keep your knees slightly bent if your hamstrings are tight, otherwise try and straighten out your legs while keeping your hips back. Walk your hands forward to give yourself more length if you need to.

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    Press firmly through your palms and rotate the inner elbows towards each other. Hollow out the abdominals and keep engaging your legs to keep the torso moving back towards the thighs. Hold for breaths before dropping back to hands and knees to rest. Plank Plank teaches us how to balance on our hands while using the entire body to support us.

    It is a great way to strengthen the abdominals, and learn to use the breath to help us stay in a challenging pose. How to do it: From all fours, tuck under your toes and lift your legs up off the mat.

    Slide your heels back enough until you feel you are one straight line of energy from your head to your feet. Engage the lower abdominals, draw the shoulders down and away from the ears, pull your ribs together and breathe deeply for breaths. Triangle Triangle is a wonderful standing posture to stretch the sides of the waist, open up the lungs, strengthen the legs and tone the entire body.

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    How to do it: Start standing with your feet one leg's-length apart. Open and stretch your arms to the sides at shoulder height. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and your left toes in about 45 degrees. Engage your quadriceps and abdominals as you hinge to the side over your right leg. Place your right hand down on your ankle, shin or knee or a block if you have one and lift your left arm up to the ceiling. Turn your gaze up to the top hand and hold for breaths.

    Lift up to stand and repeat on the opposite side. Moksha is the summumbonum of life. It is freedom from births and deaths. It is not annihilation. It is obtained through knowledge of the Self.

    You will have to know the Truth through direct intuitive experience. You will have to cut asunder the veil of ignorance by meditation on the Self. Then you will shine in your pristine purity and divine glory. Do not try to drive away the unimportant and irrelevant thoughts. The more you try, the more will they return and the more strength will they gain.

    You will only tax your energy and will. Become indifferent. Fill the mind with divine thoughts. The others will gradually vanish. Get yourself established in Nirvikalpa Samadhi through meditation. Without perfect Brahmacharya, you cannot have substantial spiritual progress.

    There is no half measure in the spiritual path. Control the body first. Then purify your thoughts through prayer, Japa, Kirtan, Vichara and meditation. Constant study of the lives of saints will enable you to lead a virtuous life. You will imbibe very noble qualities.

    You will be gradually moulded in the spiritual path. You will draw inspiration from them. There will be an inner urge in you to attempt for God-realization. Pray to the Lord that you may become a saint. Those who knew it used to be very reluctant to share their knowledge and experience with anyone, unless a student proved by tests that he was ready to receive it.

    Amongst them, in the present materialistic world, the third and fourth part, Pranayama and Asana Postures are considered as very important part and prescribed by modern medicine too. The beneficial effects of different Pranayama are well reported and has sound scientific basis. The ancient sages also discovered that among the thousands of nadis there are three which are the most powerful energy channels and, when purified enough, these can promote the development of the human being in all three planes: physical, mental and spiritual, allowing us to reach higher levels of consciousness.

    By balancing the functioning of both nadis that is, both aspects of the autonomic nervous system we can stimulate the main energy channel called SHUSHUMNA and harmonize the activity of the nervous system as a whole.

    Yoga is not a religion - it is the source of spirituality and wisdom, the root of all religions. Yoga transcends religious boundaries and reveals the way to unity. As the most highly developed beings upon earth, humans are capable of realizing their real nature and inner Self, God.

    The spiritual goal of Yoga is God-Realization, the union of the individual soul with God. The realization that we are all one in our common root and connection to God is the first step.

    Decisions regarding your health and Wellbeing and a free, happy life, are in your hands. Practice regularly with firm determination and success will be certain. I wish all Yoga practitioners and those still to become practitioners much happiness, success, health, harmony, joy in life and God's blessing. References Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda. Yoga in Daily Life - The System.

    Wood C. Mood change and perceptions of vitality: a comparison of the effects of relaxation, visualisation and yoga. J R Soc Med May; 86 5 : The effects of unilateral nostril breathing on cognitive performance.

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