Exploring human consciousness: From the Manduca Upanishad to contemporary scientific perspectives

RECONNECTING TO THE ROOTS Neuroscientists, armed with fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and EEG(electrical signals of the brain), map the brain’s intricate networks, uncovering the symphony of interactions that give rise to consciousness. However, modern science still needs to develop a hypothesis to help express this phenomenon. For example, there needs to be more clarity…

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Yoga for Mental Well-being: Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection

“Yoga is more than just a series of poses; it’s a lifeline to those seeking solace in a turbulent world. It strengthens the mind-body connection, offering a pathway to mental wellness that is both ancient and profoundly relevant today. As we embrace yoga, we unlock a powerful tool for mental health, one breath, one pose,…

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Embracing the Present: Yoga Techniques for Mindful Living

“Yoga techniques for mindfulness are more than just exercises; they are invitations to live more fully in the present moment. They offer a way to navigate the complexities of life with grace, presence, and awareness. As we continue to explore and integrate these practices into our lives, we discover the true essence of mindfulness: a…

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Why Ashram Food Isn’t All Vegan

“Food makes your thoughts. What type of food you eat will be the type of thought and emotion and things that will come”  Vishva-ji when referring to the wisdom of the Buddha’s advice on food In this wonderful video Vishva-ji relieves any angst that many people who practice Yoga can feel around veganism and vegetarianism.…

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Our view on Yoga Nidra: To experience peace of mind

By Prashant Pandey In today’s world, there is one essential need for all of us; and if we find that need, we will gain satisfaction – that need is peace of mind. The last couple of centuries have seen our way of life change dramatically throughout the world; it’s one in which many people have lost…

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Yoga and Ayurveda: “Same Same but Different”

By Gayatri Puranik “Yoga and Ayurveda are like two siblings of the same family, complementing each other, sometimes in complete agreement with one another, but oftentimes also of different opinions. In the end however they remain siblings of a family, stronger together and eternally bound to one another” With true Italian diplomacy, Giorgio Barabino, Director…

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A Mysterious History: Article Review of Lubomir Ondračka’s “Hathayoga”

In Lubomir Ondračka’s essay about the system of Hathayoga, he takes us through its up and down history, tracking this mysterious practice from its elusive historical origins to the re-ignited interest from modern day scholars who are keen to unfurl its mysterious and therefore, complicated past; emphasising how very little we really know about the…

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Three of the Most Popular Places of Today’s Hatha Yoga in India

We would like to give you a short impression of three of the most popular destinations when it comes to searching for Hatha Yoga in India. Obviously this can only give a glimpse of the vast diversity of yogic teachings and Yoga practice on the subcontinent. With the term Hatha we not only refer to…

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