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For those who have poorly developed chests, respiratory exercises are necessary. For those who have excess fat in the abdomen, abdominal exercises are essential. Exercises that are best calculated to improve the function of vital inner organs of the body and tone them up to counteract the tendency towards disease, are also indispensable. The lungs…

Benefits of Yoga Asana

The practice of asanas develops the body and the practitioner himself is kept agile and nimble. He has an elastic spine and a supple body. He has a keen and vigorous appetite. Any trouble is removed at its starting point by the practice of asanas. The three important organs, that is the heart, the lungs,…

Yoga Asanas

Health is wealth. Good health is a valuable asset for one and all. It can be achieved by the practice of yoga asanas, which control the emotions and produce mental peace. It also distributes prar:a evenly throughout the body and different systems. It helps in maintaining the healthy functioning of the internal organs. It gives…

Mental Health Is Vital

Good health is the prerequisite for spiritual pursuits. The practice of yoga asanas for even fifteen minutes a day will help to keep good health. Become quite fit and you will be hale and hearty. Without good health you cannot wage war against the turbulent senses and the boisterous mind. Body, mind and spirit constitute…

Develop the Body Too

Physical culture or development of the body is as important as the development of the mind, will or memory. If the body is not kept strong and healthy, vigorous and active, no culture is possible. All cultures depend on a sound body. There is a wise saying: “A sound mind in a sound body.” The…

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Yoga of Self-surrender

Repeat this formula very often and with intense faith: “The Lord is my strength, my support and my stay.” Thus you will derive strength, power and peace. God knows what is best for you and He does what is best for you. His ways are mysterious – know His ways and become wise. Slay egoism…

Self-surrender

Surrender is lsvarapranidhana – the devotee consecrates all his works and their fruits to the Lord. The devotee has no will of his own. He says unto the Lord, “I am thine. All is thine. Thy will be done. I am an instrument in thy hands.” In surrendering one’s will to the Lord, his will…

Regular Japa

Never do japa (repetition of God’s name) in a hurried manner. Do it slowly with one-pointedness of mind and single-minded devotion. Pronounce the mantra distinctly and without mistakes. Do not repeat it too quickly or too slowly. Do not use the index finger while telling the beads. Use the thumb, the middle and the ring…

Instruction in Japa

Make the divine name the sheet-anchor and prop of your life. If you take to the recitation of the divine name, all inauspiciousness will certainly vanish. Om Tat Sat is the most excellent of mantras (mystic formula). One becomes a siddha (perfect being) by japa of this mantra, Om Tat Sat. By repetition of this…

Japa Is Important

Japa is an important ariga (limb) of yoga. In the Gita you will find: “Yaj anarh japa yaj osmi – among yaj as (religious practice) I am japa yaj a”. In kali yuga (dark age) the practice of japa alone can give eternal peace, bliss and immortality. Japa ultimately results in samadhi (communion with the…

Study the Scriptures

Svadhyaya is study of scriptures and books written by realized sages. It is one of the limbs of niyama (discipline) in raja yoga. Svadhyaya is also enquiry of the nature of atman (self), or “Who am I?” It is recitation of mantras (sacred formulas) also. Svadhyaya is indirect satsarig, when you cannot get positive satsariga…