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Raja yoga

Raja Yoga is the science of controlling body and mind. The asanas (body postures) and pranayamas (breathing exercises) from Hatha Yoga are an integral part of this yoga path. The main practice of Raja Yoga is silent meditation, where bodily and mental energies are gradually transformed into spiritual energy. Read more in Our Teachings section on Raja Yoga.

Yoga and Permaculture Ethics

Yoga and Permaculture Ethics

Living in positive relationship with everything and everyone around us is the foundation of yoga life and permaculture practice. In this article, we will examine the links between the ethics of both permaculture and yoga.

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Transforming Fear into Faith and Courage

Transforming Fear into Faith and Courage

Transforming Fear into Faith and Courage by Swami Sitaramananda 3 AUGUST, 2018 In Yoga philosophy, the teachers or wise people (the rishis) discuss about the relationship between the individual Self and the Absolute Reality.  They help us to understand the mysteries...

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Your Mind is Your Best Friend or Your Worst Enemy

Your Mind is Your Best Friend or Your Worst Enemy

You are the observer of the mind. You are the witness of the mind. The mind is not you. It is your instrument. It is your tool. It is like when you drive a car. You don’t say the car is me. The car is a tool. You can stop it, you can start it , you can park it, and you can leave it alone. Observe the mind. How to do it: you realize that the mind functions in a certain way. So you have to learn about the mechanics of the mind, how the mind works. Here is an article on 5 Practices to Keep the Mind Elevated.

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How to Avoid Unhealthy Habits

How to Avoid Unhealthy Habits

To keep our minds from falling into repetitive negative patterns, we make our minds so focused on positive thoughts that there is no space for a negative thought or habit to enter. Events happen so that we can be molded into a better person. When we are faced with a...

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What is the best method of meditation?

What is the best method of meditation?

What is the best method of meditation, e.g. best timing, duration, breathing, concentration, etc.? Swami Vishnu-devananda would say that it is not possible to teach someone how to meditate, any more than it is possible to teach them how to sleep. Sleep overtakes us...

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5 Practices to Keep the Mind Elevated

5 Practices to Keep the Mind Elevated

Yoga Psychology is different then normal psychology. It is the understanding of the mind in order to see through the mind and realize the Self.  Yoga Psychology and philosophy is based on the idea that the restless mind is an obstacle to happiness, and we need to...

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Overcoming Distraction And Restlessness

Overcoming Distraction And Restlessness

Q. What do I do when my mind is distracted? A. When the mind is distracted, it will bounce randomly from thought to thought and object to object. You will feel restless. Most of the time our minds are like this. The yogic advice in order to bring back focus and peace...

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