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Yoga

World Yoga Forum presents to you the latest on Yoga. The current topic of discussion is Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda. We examine the basics of Yoga as taught by Swami Vivekananda in his book Raja Yoga.

Raja Yoga is a translation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and includes Swami Vivekananda’s commentary. It’s important and a must-read work among all Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness practitioners. Yoga guru Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are an important compilation and form one of the six basic schools of the Indic philosophy including Sankhya, Mimasa, Vaisesika, Vedanta, and Nyaya. If you want to become a contributor, you can contact us here and join the World Yoga Forum.

Top Yoga poses and essentials of yoga

Yoga Poses – 5 Essentials You Need To Know

You might have seen complex yoga poses on television or on the internet with yoga masters doing elaborate and complicated poses. In this post, I’ll share a few basics of Yoga poses or Yoga asanas based on what is mentioned in the original texts. 1. Yoga Poses are steady and comfortable The Yoga Sutras of …

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What to think while meditating? The answer is simple.

What Should You Think While Meditating?

A reader of the World Yoga Forum asked us this question – “What exactly are you supposed to think when you try meditation?“. This question can exist for a lot of beginners. The mind is difficult to control and when you sit for meditation, it’s possible there are a hundred thousand thoughts that can come …

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Sitting long hours - This yoga pose can help improve blood supply in legs

Sitting Long Hours? Try this Yoga Pose for improved blood circulation in legs

Too much sitting has been described as a health hazard. There are a number of health concerns linked with sitting long hours. too much sitting (also known as sedentary behavior – which involves very low energy expenditure, such as television viewing and desk-bound work) is adversely associated with health outcomes, including cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers, type …

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Stop Overthinking with these simple breathing exercises

Stop Overthinking with this One Simple Thing

Overthinking is a continuous loop of unproductive thoughts. It can also be considered as an excessive amount of thoughts that are unnecessary. Overthinking has also been associated with anxiety1. According to the Berkley Well-Being Institute, when you are overthinking, you are likely trying to solve a problem in your life2. According to research, overthinking about …

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Yoga For De-stressing

Does Yoga Actually Help You De-Stress? Here’s What Science Says

The main goal of Yoga is not about a fit body. The main goal of Yoga is to still the changing states of mind. Most of the modern Yoga practices that we see today have originated in some form or the other from the classical school of Yoga. The foundational text of this school is …

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Blocker to Yoga Practice

The Biggest Blocker in Your Yoga Practice

As human beings, we seem to be extremely quick and good at adapting things, thoughts, and habits, which aren’t good for us, and at times taking things to an extreme. For instance, alcohol, food, and procrastination. We know excess of these isn’t good for us. Yet, we indulge in these and find them hard to …

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simple breathing exercises to calm your mind yoga

3 Simple Breathing Exercises To Calm Your Mind For Beginners in Yoga

One of the key things for beginners is to get regular with a Yoga practice. As a beginner, I struggled to be consistent with my Yoga practice. One of the things that helped me stay regular is taking a few steps, a few asanas at a time. We all tend to have busy schedules and …

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