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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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Ujjayi Pranayama

Yoga For De-stressing: Ujjayi Pranayama

Yoga is an effective therapy for managing stress and anxiety. In this post, we’ll discuss one such breathing technique also called Ujjayi Pranayama. It has numerous health benefits including helping manage stress, and at the same time managing blood pressure, and increasing lung capacity. Yoga is increasingly used in clinical settings for a variety of …

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Concentration: Its Practice – Swami Vivekananda

The practice of concentration is the second part in Swami Vivekananda’s Raja Yoga and a continuation of the first part, which describes the spiritual uses of concentration. The first part has the first 51 sutras of Patanjali where the uses of concentration have been described. The second part discussed below has the next 55 sutras …

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Pranayama Exercises and Rising of Kundalini – Swami Vivekananda

The exercises in Pranayama have been detailed out in the chapter titled The Control Of The Psychic Prana in the book Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda. We have seen that the first step, according to the Yogis, is to control the motion of the lungs. What we want to do is to feel the finer …

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Raja Yoga First Steps by Swami Vivekananda

Raja-Yoga is divided into eight steps. The first is Yama — non – killing, truthfulness, non – stealing, continence, and non – receiving of any gifts. Next is Niyama — cleanliness, contentment, austerity, study, and self – surrender to God. Then comes Asana, or posture; Pranayama, or control of Prana; Pratyahara, or restraint of the …

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