YOGA - THE UNION OF BODY, BREATH AND MIND

JUNE 21 : YOGA INTERNATIONAL DAY
Yoga Guru / Sree Narayana Guru

Yoga Lokam

Yoga Asanas / Yoga Lokam

YOGA is recognised as an ancient system of philosophies, principles and practices derived from the Vedic tradition of India.

The foundations of this ancient system are generally attributed to a great Indian sage known as Patanjali. He developed a summary of the approach which is known as the Yoga Sutra.

Throughout the past centuries, a number of different approaches to Yoga have developed, based on the ideas found in the Yoga Sutra. Today, the most popular of these more recent approaches is generally known as a form of Hatha Yoga, and is considered to be the early stages of the process towards fullness of what Yoga offers.

It was Chattampi Swamikal who introduced Sree Narayana Guru to Thycattu Ayyaavu, a Hatha Yogi, recognizing his strong passion for Yoga. These scholastic experiences and exposures established a lasting and great impact on the life and philosophy of Sree Narayana Guru. This resulted in the attaining of enlightenment by Sree Narayana Guru at the Maruthwamala, where he lived a secluded life in meditative thought and YOGA.

This new segment 'YOGA LOKAM' started on the INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY (21st June 2015) will regularly bring in the importance and immense power of Yoga towards a LOKAM of supreme health and mind.

Sree Narayana Guru
Vajrasana / Yoga Lokam

"VAJRASANA" is known as the 'THUNDERBOLT' or 'DIAMOND' pose. This is the only ASANA that can be practiced after lunch or dinner, ideally for ten minutes.

The NAMAZ POSE for prayer by Muslims resemble this ASANA and also the MEDITATION POSTURE by Zen Buddhists is just a variation of VAJRASANA.

The "VAJRASANA" helps in digestive issues like constipation, and also strengthens the muscles of the legs and back. Those who sit in "VAJRASANA" have a steady and firm posture.

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Kapalabhati / Yoga Lokam

KAPALBHATI PRANAYAM is a form of deep breathing that has innumerable benefits for one's mind and body.

This Breathing Technique, which is used specifically for cleansing, helps to oxygenate the body while strengthening the muscles of the stomach and abdomen.

In Sanskrit, "KAPAL" means 'forehead' and "BHATI" means 'shining', and also 'knowledge'. KAPALABHATI is percieved to bring in a glow on the face of the practitioner.

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Gomukhasana / Yoga Lokam

The charming trait of the 'GOMUKHASANA' is that, it benefits those people who suffer from ailments like diabetes, backpains and sexual diseases. It also works as a relief for stiff back or shoulder issues.

GOMUKHASANA targets the hips and the shoulders - two of the most common locations for chronic pain and tension in the body.

GOMUKHASANA is one of Yoga's oldest poses (asanas).

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Padmasana / Yoga Lokam

The bewitching attribute about the 'PADMASANA' is that it provides the prime balancing foundation for MEDITATION.

Lotus Pose is sitting cross-legged on the floor with the spine vertically straight, making it ideal for MEDITATION and CONCENTRATION.

PADMASANA (Lotus Pose) is considered to be a classic yoga posture. The hands and feet are arranged in the pose resembling the petals of a Lotus flower.

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