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Patanjali’s eight fold path

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Suhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifccessful progress in yoga to balance the energy in Chakras depend on the following eight fold path, laid by Patanjali in his Hatha Yoga Padipika.

1. Yamas– Behaving with restraint: non violent, truthful, honest and kind manner. Purity of thoughts, deeds and mind. Eating moderately.

2. Niyamas– Having spiritual and devotional attitude towards everything like prayer, austerity etc. Following few rules discipline in life.

3. Asanas– Practicing yoga postures/asanas regularly. It will lead to a meditative stage when the mind will become still.

4. Pranayama– Developing prana/breath control.

5. Pratyahara– controlling the senses so that they do not disturb. Preparing the mind for concentration, focus and visualisation.

6. Dharana– Firm belief, will power, concentration, focus.

7- Dhyana– Practicing meditation so that the mind becomes still, thoughtless and does not wander. You become calm and uninterrupted by thoughts.

8. Samadhi– The final goal; bliss/transcendent consciousness. Mind, Body and Soul becoming one.

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Written by kiransawhney

November 17, 2008 at 10:54 am

Posted in aura, chakra, meditation, yoga

Patanjali’s eight fold path

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Chakras depend on the following eight fold path, laid by Patanjali in his Hatha Yoga Padipika.

1. Yamas– Behaving with restraint: non violent, truthful, honest and kind manner. Purity of thoughts, deeds and mind. Eating moderately.

2. Niyamas– Having spiritual and devotional attitude towards everything like prayer, austerity etc. Following few rules discipline in life.

3. Asanas– Practicing yoga postures/asanas regularly. It will lead to a meditative stage when the mind will become still.

4. Pranayama– Developing prana/breath control.

5. Pratyahara– controlling the senses so that they do not disturb. Preparing the mind for concentration, focus and visualisation.

6. Dharana– Firm belief, will power, concentration, focus.

7- Dhyana– Practicing meditation so that the mind becomes still, thoughtless and does not wander. You become calm and uninterrupted by thoughts.

8. Samadhi– The final goal; bliss/transcendent consciousness. Mind, Body and Soul becoming one.

Written by kiransawhney

November 17, 2008 at 10:54 am

Posted in aura, chakra, meditation, yoga

Blank Noise

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Someone asked me today, ” What were you thinking”. And I said, ” Nothing”. Because actually I was blank. My friend said, ” How is it possible you were not thinking ANYTHING ? The mind always processes something always”. But I argued that it is possible to make your mind still, think of nothing, go blank, even a a big crowd, or a party, just go thoughtless. Have you ever experienced that ever? I have and I can- Anytime, Anywhere. Is it not what Yogis call meditation? Of course it comes with practice but also not too much effort has to be involved. And this thinking machine-mind needs to rest too.

There is so much information available nowadays that mind is working overtime. Give it some rest, some peace. Learn to meditate.

There are many things that can help you achieve this. One of them is also Sattvic living, eating and thinking. In my next blog I will be talking about that.

Written by kiransawhney

June 30, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Blank Noise

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Someone asked me today, ” What were you thinking”. And I said, ” Nothing”. Because actually I was blank. My friend said, ” How is it possible you were not thinking ANYTHING ? The mind always processes something always”. But I argued that it is possible to make your mind still, think of nothing, go blank, even a a big crowd, or a party, just go thoughtless. Have you ever experienced that ever? I have and I can- Anytime, Anywhere. Is it not what Yogis call meditation? Of course it comes with practice but also not too much effort has to be involved. And this thinking machine-mind needs to rest too.

There is so much information available nowadays that mind is working overtime. Give it some rest, some peace. Learn to meditate.

There are many things that can help you achieve this. One of them is also Sattvic living, eating and thinking. In my next blog I will be talking about that.

Written by kiransawhney

June 30, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Blank Noise

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Someone asked me today, ” What were you thinking”. And I said, ” Nothing”. Because actually I was blank. My friend said, ” How is it possible you were not thinking ANYTHING ? The mind always processes something always”. But I argued that it is possible to make your mind still, think of nothing, go blank, even a a big crowd, or a party, just go thoughtless. Have you ever experienced that ever? I have and I can- Anytime, Anywhere. Is it not what Yogis call meditation? Of course it comes with practice but also not too much effort has to be involved. And this thinking machine-mind needs to rest too.

There is so much information available nowadays that mind is working overtime. Give it some rest, some peace. Learn to meditate.

There are many things that can help you achieve this. One of them is also Sattvic living, eating and thinking. In my next blog I will be talking about that.

Written by kiransawhney

June 30, 2008 at 4:22 pm