Concepts, Classification of Yogasanas And Relation To Ayurveda From Texts of Yoga and Spiritual Lore
Abstract : This literature survey of Asanas presented here includes the concept of Asanas from scriptures as Upanishad, Gita, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Saahita, Gherana Samhita, Hatha Ratnavali and teachings of modern Yogis as Sivananada, B.K.S Iyengar, Dhirendra Brahmachari, Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Ramana Maharishi. The aim of the study is to find out (I) the relations between and differences among the thoughts of yoga schools and modern thoughts of yogis about the names of Asanas and (ii) what are the ayurvedic body types and the related Asana practices. It was found that there were similarities among the names of Asanas in the ancient scriptures. But differences are found in performing Asanas. The benefits and limitations are mostly similar in different texts but mechanism is explained in different ways. Read More...


Literary Research on Concept of Meditation According to Texts of Yoga and Spiritual Lore
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The mind that dwells on sense-objects gets stuck in them. The mind that remembers me constantly gets dissolved in me; says Krishna to Uddhava Gita in Bhagavata. Meditation according to Swami Vivekananda, is one of the great means of controlling the rising of these (thought) waves. By meditation, you can make the mind subdue these waves. According to Yoga Vasistha, Brahman, the Absolute, manifests itself in the world. Everything originates out of, exists in and finally merges into Brahman. His emphasis is more on control of breath, pranayama, and control of mind and the attainment of Jnana or self-knowledge.  Read More...


Concept of Bhastrika Pranayama With Special Emphasis According To Yoga and Spiritual Texts
Abstract : Breathing is so simple and so obvious we often take it for granted; ignoring the power it has to affect our body, mind and spirit. With each inhalation we bring oxygen into the body and spark the transformation of nutrients into fuel. Each exhalation purges the body of carbon dioxide, a toxic waste. Pranayama is the science of breath control. There are several varieties of Pranayama described in spiritual texts like Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Gheranda Samhita, Hatha yoga etc. One of the important types of Pranayama is the Bhastrika Pranayama. In this report, a description of this Pranayama is given based on scriptural texts. The therapeutic value of this Pranayama, as well as for various other techniques is also described. The problems which are likely to arise by an improper use of this type of Pranayama have also been highlighted.  Read More...


Literature Research on Yoga And Diet According To Spiritual Lore
Abstract : Yoga is one of the oldest science which is about 5000 yrs old. References of yoga even found in Upanishads (Kaohopanisad). In yoga there is a concept of diet which is helpful in spiritual growth it is said that food has effect on our mind so, yogis used to eat only that food which is helpful for the is spiritual growth, this food was called sattvic food. Sattvic food is wholesome vegetarian food which doesn’t agitate your mind and nourishes your consciousness.  Read More...


Concept of Pancha Kosa According To Spiritual Lore And IAYT
Abstract : Kosa means a covering .It is just like the scrabble of the sword. Similarly the self is covered by five sheaths. The report commences with the concept of pancha kosa and their formation. It is followed by the knowledge beyond the five sheaths .The science of the illnesses according to scriptures mainly with the yogic concept of diseases have also been discussed. The integrated approach to psychosomatic illnesses with the three bodies in consideration has also been dealt at length. An attempt has also been made to understand the complex interaction between the kosa and the importance of the concept of sauca in relation to their proper functioning.  Read More...


Concept of Mula Bandha According To Yoga and Spiritual Lore
Abstract : This report aims to present a systematic description about the mula bandha. Today, however, the necessity and demand for powerful practices by which we can regain balance and stability in this modern stressful age has stirred the hearts of the spiritual masters to release the higher and more potent yogic techniques for whoever wants and needs them. Bandhas are the Hatha Yoga practices can be described as psychic knots. One can attain the higher spiritual state through the practices of the Bandhas. There are three classic Bandhas: Mula, Uddiyana, and Jalandhara bandha. When practiced together they are called Tri-Bandhas. There are various forms of Yogic Mudras. This report attempts to give a brief summary of bandhas given in Gheranda Samhita, Hatha ratnavali, Hatha Yoga Pradopika and Shiva Samhita..  Read More...


Concept  of Consciousness according  to  Texts of Yoga and Spiritual Lore
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Consciousness is the breath that makes everything live. When you are conscious of the whole world at the same time then you can become conscious of Divine. Consciousness is the source of all the knowledge and power. Consciousness is the origin of all creation - without consciousness, no creation; and what we call "consciousness" is just a far-off contact, without precision and exactness, with the supreme Consciousness. It can not be seen but it makes the eyes to see. In Eca, it is told it is both within and without (it is all-pervasive & eternal); Kena it is told that it is formless, timeless, & eternal Truth.. Read More...


Concept of Pranayama According to Texts of Yoga and Spiritual Lore

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Pranayama is the science of cleansing, balancing and gaining control over the Praia in the human system. The word Praia is a combination of two syllables, Pra and Na. Praia is the vital life force and Pranayama  is the process by which the internal Pranic. Store is increased. Pranayama  is comprised of the words Praia and Ayama which means 'Pranic capacity and length.' It is not merely breath control, but a technique through which the quantity of the Praia in the body is activated to a higher frequency... Read More...


Concept of Kundalini According to Yoga and Spiritual Lore
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Yoga has already been shown to improve perceptual motor skills by increased tweezers dexterity. The present study was conducted to compare the effects of three different integrated yoga modules on fine motor movements, using Minnesota Manual Dexterity Test. After stratifying for sex, 295 school students of both genders (aged between 13 to 17 years, Mean age ± SD, 14.42±6.46... Read More...


Concept of  Chakras And  Corresponding Qualities
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Chakras are centers of shakti in pranamaya kosa that receive and send information and prana shakti, connecting nerves, hormones and emotions. The subject of chakras as such is very vast. So this report tries to give a brief summary of various aspects of chakras especially from yogic asanas point of view.
The report commences with the history of the Chakra system. It is followed by the understanding of these energy centers in relation to body and mind. The concepts of kundalini, Granthi and Nadis as enumerated by our ancient rishis and munis have also been looked into.
Each Chakra then has been described with emphasis on the mental and physical issues. Yogic asanas especially helpful in alleviating the conditions have also been discussed. A sincere attempt has been made to cover the research work done by modern scientists on chakras.
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Concept of Perception According To Ancient Texts And Modern Science
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The word 'perception', known by Sanskrit terms as, 'pratyakna' and 'aparokna', where pratyakna denotes a pramana that leads to direct and valid knowledge, which exists, from Vedic age. Even though attempts have been made to determine the Vedic era through astronomy and style of language, they have failed due to lack of conclusive evidence. As perception is one of the methods of knowledge from sensory experience, which man shares with the lowest living beings, up to the transcendental perception of ultimate reality claimed by great mystics and seers of the world, it is seen in many of our ancient texts like Vedas, Upanishads Bhagavad-Gita Patanjali and many schools of yoga.... Read More...


Correlation of Nadas In Ancient Indian Scriptures And Meridians In Ancient Chinese Medicine
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The present study is done to have a comprehensive view of the concepts of nadas and Meridians in the ancient Indian scriptures and the ancient Chinese medicine respectively. The word nada comes from the Sanskrit root nad, meaning movement. In the Rig-Veda, it means stream. In yoga, nadas are the channels of Kundalini energy. Ayurveda mentions 72,000 different nadas. Tantra yoga identifies 14 principle nadas of which the following three namely ida, Pingala, and the sushumna nada are important.... Read More...


Concept of Vastu According To Texts Of Yoga And Spiritual Lore
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:Vastu, the word denotes anything existing, such as house, shelter, building etc. shastra in Sanskrit is an ancient art and science containing certain principles and practices.
The report commences with and insight into the traditional understanding of Vastu with its majestic and yet unrecognized history .The concept of Vastu Purana and Vastu chakram has been also looked into..
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Yoga & Hindu Philosophy
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Yoga as a science has been present in India since times immemorial and over the years there has been a revival of interest in it. The report commences with a brief introduction to this ancient science and moves forward to give historical survey as far as yoga is concerned. Yoga basics and the stages of it have been discussed in succeeding chapters. The report also looks into the various schools of yoga with particular emphasis on Sankhya and Patanjali system. Lord Shiva as the ultimate Lord of yoga with the Shiva sutras have been dealt at length... Read More...


Balanced Diet According To Ayurveda And Yoga
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This report contains the concept of Diet and Nutrition according to the ayurveda and yoga. It tries to examine balanced diet according to ayurveda and yoga and also with modern concept of diet. Balanced diet fosters the development of body wisdom it is said in the east that "he who would attain enlightenment must first conquer the palate" diet, like any other area of one's life, if approached in the right spirit, can become a means of growth and personal enfoldment... Read More...


Concept Of Intelligence According To Modern Science And Ancient Texts
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Intelligence has been described (on Microsoft Encarta 98) as the 'capacity to learn or to understand'. However, Gross (1) reminds us that "The concept of intelligence is extremely difficult to define, despite being one of the most intensively researched aspects of individual difference and having such practical significance". 'General Intelligence' is a term first coined by Spearman in 1923 (2). It is the idea that there is a general intelligence opposed to much different intelligence. The concept that there is one intelligence means that it can be easily measured; this is the reason that Intelligence Quotient (IQ) tests are used in many situations... Read More...


Concept of Svapna (Dream Sleep) And Susupti (Deep Sleep) According To Principal Upanishads

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In the scientific methodology reasoning which we are apt to pursue in philosophy, unearthing the fundamentals of life must necessarily constitute a priority comprehending life as a whole. Life is one continuous string of experience of wakeful state, dream state and deep sleep state. Life in its totality must include the experiences of the wakefulness (awareness), of the dream and of the deep sleep. Vedanta is perhaps the only philosophical treatise through which one can contemplate wherein they take a deep and consistent scientific approach in observing, analyzing, and codifying these experiences into postulations or theories to understand the core of existentialism, which should eventually be truth behind the individual and the cosmos... Read More...


Concept of Swara Yoga
Abstract : Swara yoga is an ancient Hindu science and art that has fully analyzed the working of the life- principle, prana, and the functioning of life within this body. It deals with various channels through which the prana flows and vibrets in the subtle body animating the physical body, Swara yoga also prescribes means to regulate the flow of prana to ensure good health and longevity. This science or yoga of Swara is very subtle and all comprehensive than the science of Pranayama, which when compared to the former, is but a bare outline of Swara yoga. In Swara yoga, we find various effective mans to check disease and death. Swara yoga is the ancient science of pranik body rhythms, which explains how the movement of prana can be controlled by manipulation of breath. Recently modern science has taken great interest in electromagnetic fields and the behavior of bio energy which is the inherent energy principle of the body...Read More...


Yoga in the compositions of Shri Tyagaraja & Shri SadaSiva BrahmeNdra: A Study
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India has seen many musical saints who have created a silent revolution through the power of melody and their compositions, which reminds us of supreme values of knowledge, devotion and discipline from time to time. The poetry and songs easily find their way into the minds of men. The poets, singers and saints with their passionate devotion to the ideals of truth, freedom, harmony and beauty have had a strong impact on society... Read More...


The Holistic Concept Of Antangayoga In Yoga Upanishads And Selected Vainnava Agamas.
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This study was aimed to find out how the limbs of Antanga yoga ``Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi are presented in basic texts of Yoga Upanishad and also in Agamasastras. All the parts or limbs contribute to make the whole... Read More...

Concept of Pyramids and Sri Chakra
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Yantra is an instrument, a machine, a store house of power. Rather it contains in itself in a controlled form (from niyantrana control) the uncontrollable power of the deity. It is of the form of chakra, the wheel representing constant movement or can also be of the form of pyramid, the form which focuses the energy into the center through its particular configuration... Read More...


Concept of Pancakosha According to Yoga and Spiritual Lore
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This report commences with the relevance and need "CONCEPT OF PANCAKOSHA" in this 21st century, where the Eastern Wisdom and Western Science wish to join hands and work together to promote new inventions through scientifically researched results establishing that a communion of the modern scientists and our seers are able to nullify the imbalances and it's adverse effects on universe. This approach will also promote Dharma, peace and happiness..... Read More...


A Study on Female Arechetypal Characters in Mahabharata
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Indian mythology abounds in female personalities who have become household words. They range from the Upaninadic literature right down to Puranas. This report focuses on some of these outstanding women from the great epic Mahabharata...... Read More...


Gayatri Mantra - A Study
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The Gayatri occurs in the Rg, Yajur and Sama Vedas. It is a prayer to the sun, supposed to be recited ritualistically at dawn, midday and dusk. Even though the Mantra is known as the Gayatri, its real name is Savitri Mantra. There are thousands of Mantras in the Vedas set to Gayatri Chandas. However, the Savitri Mantra is so famous that it has come to be associated with the Chandas itself..... Read More...


A Comparison Between the Women of Modern Society and of Ancient Times With Respect to Stress
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Stress is a subject which is hard to avoid. The term is discussed not only in our everyday conversations but has become enough of a public issue to attract widespread media attention. Different people have different views about it as stress can be experienced from a variety of sources...... Read More...


Concordance of Yogasutras and Bhagavadgata
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A student of Yogadarshana and Vedantadarshana recognizes at every step the similarity between the ideas propounded in Yogasutras and the ideas preached by Sri Krishna in Bhagavad-Gita. In fact, every chapter of Gita is described as Yoga and the teacher explains to the student different ideas relating to Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga. Bhagavad-Gita in total is described as Brahma vidya and Adhyatma Yogashastra. Hence, an attempt is made for a systematic and detailed study of the concordance of ideas expounded in Yogasutras and Bhagavad-Gita in this work....... Read More...


Concept of Yajna with Special Reference to Aptoryama Yajna
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Yajna are rituals which are aimed to propitiate gods to obtain the desired results.These can also be performed for various other purposes from fulfilling or acquiring mundane things to great purpose for unraveling the mystery of life and realizing ones true self. It is like bridge between the humans and other living and non living beings for propelling human consciousness from one trajectory to another sphere of consciousness....... Read More...


 
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