Yog Niketan Dham

Jin Shin Jyutsu

Jin Shin Jyutsu  Jīn Shin Jyutsu is a traditional Japanese healing discovered by Jiro Murai in 1900. This unique healing is to harmonize the senses and soothes the intellectual body.   It works on awakening wisdom, enhancing equilibrium, and exploring the state of joy. Jīn Shin is an excellent self-healing practice to be healthy and …

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Kapalbhati Pranayama

Kapalbhati Pranayama is cleansing pranayama, producing Jathragini (digestive fire), and throwing the phlegm out from the lungs.  Kapal Bhati is a Sanskrit word made of two words Kapal and Bhati. Kapala means forehead, and Bhati for luminosity, glow or shine.   Kapalbhati Pranayam was a medium for illumination and Chakra activation in ancient times. In modern …

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Pranic Healing

What is Pranic Healing? Pranic healing is an ancient technique to heal different bodies, i.e. the physical body, mental body, pranic body, astral body, and bliss body.  Pranic word came into existence from the Sanskrit word Prana, called vital force or life. Therefore Prana has a deep meaning in Indian civilization, which is concerned with life. …

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Maha Bandha

Maha Bandha word came from the Sanskrit language. Maha means great, and Bandha stands for a Lock. Hatha Yoga Pradipika describes Bandha as a mandatory practice in daily routine to attain the highest level of Yogic life. It is a sequence of three Bandhas, Mool Bandha (root locking), Uddiyana Bandha (abdominal locking), and Jalandhar Bandha …

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Astavakrasana

Astavakrasana, or the Eight-Angle pose, was named after a noble Yogi Ashtavakra. There is a magical inspiration after practicing Astavakrasana. He was the son of king Kagola, who cursed him for having curves on his body when he was in his mother’s womb.  In Sanskrit, Ashta means eight, and Vakra is called bends Ashtvakra means eight …

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Yoga for OCD

What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?  Yoga for OCD defines as a mental disorder concerned with extreme anxiety. Yoga describes it as a psychiatric disorder—people who live a highly stressful life quickly come under the influence of OCD. A person suffering from it becomes very sentimental, lives under fear and aggression, grows unnatural behaviour, etc. In …

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Salabhasana

Salabhasana, or Locust pose, came into existence after a great yogi, Shalabh, revealed this posture to cure back problems. Salabhasana, or Locust pose, is an intermediate-level asana practiced after lying on the stomach. Salabhasana should practice with an empty stomach. Therefore, we manifest Salabhasana briefly during our Yoga Teacher Training Programmes and Yoga Retreats. In …

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Chaturanga Dandasana

Chaturanga Dandasana, or four-limbed staff pose, is a momentous asana in the practice of Hatha Yoga,  Ashtanga Yoga, and the Sun salutation series. In Sanskrit, Chatur means Four, Anga represents limbs, and Danda means staff. It resembles the spine of a human being. It is pronounced as Chaturanga-Dandasana “Cha-tur-anga- dandasana.”                 …

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