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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…

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Both Big Toe Posture

Ubhaya Padangusthasana: Ubhaya means both, Padangustha is the big toe. 1. Begin laying flat on the back with two straight legs, arms down by the side with the palms facing down. 2. At the last part of the exhale, lift the legs off the ground,…

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My ” Favourite ” Standing Pose

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana: Utthita means extended, Hasta is the hand and Padangustha is the big toe. 1. Standing in Samasthitih ( mountain pose ), inhale right leg up holding the big toe with pistol grip ( middle & index finger ). Arm outside the knee…

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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…

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Cobblers Pose

Baddha Konasana: Baddha means bound or restrained and Kona is an angle. This is how Indian cobblers sit. 1. Start by sitting with two straight legs out front. 2. Bend the knees to the side and bring the soles of the feet together towards the…