Five Koshas or Sheaths of Yoga

We humans are like a lamp that has five lampshades over our light. Each of the lampshades is a different color and density. As the light shines through the lampshades, it is progressively changed in color and nature. It is a bitter-sweet coloring. On the one hand, the shades provide the individualized beauty of each…

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Preparation for Pranayama

Preparations to remove tension before Pranayama practice: Very important to learn the following from the teacher to establish correct technique. 1) Lie on your back, place one hand on your upper abdomen (above navel and just under the rib cage) and the other hand on the lower abdomen ( just below the navel) and with…

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Chanting of Om ( AUM )

Recently I was asked by a student ” why do we chant Om ” ( AUM ). By sound and form, AUM symbolizes the infinite reality and the entire universe. A stands for creation. U stands for preservation. M stands for destruction or dissolution. The three portions of AUM relate to the states of waking,…

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Timing Breath Retention At Kaivalyadhama Hi, I am Paul Chambers studio owner and head teacher here at Yoga Benefits in Miami, Gold Coast, Australia, where we specialise in teaching the finer, detailed technique of Pranayama,( the 4th limb of Patanjalis Ashtanga Yoga )This incredibly powerful practice aids in healing & detoxifying while working towards the…

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