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Ratha Saptami – World Sun Salutations Day

Every year on the day of Ratha Saptami, my students and I practice 108 Surya Namaskaras. We get up early in the morning and practice just when the Sun is about to rise. It is believed that the exposure to the early morning sun, especially on this day rejuvenates, energizes and purifies the mind and body. The preparations start about 3-4…

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Sthira Sukham Asanam

If you have read any book or article on Yoga or have been going to a Yoga class, you would have come across or heard the teacher quote ‘Sthira Sukham Asanam’ at least once. Ever wondered what it meant? This quote is a sutra from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and translates as ‘Asana should be stable and comfortable’. ‘Sthira’ means stable,…

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Meaning of Namaste

If you are born in India or ever been to India, the word ‘Namaste’ or ‘Namaskara’ is heard everywhere. It’s used as a greeting when you meet people. Since childhood we are asked to do Namaste when we meet people, specially the elders. Although the culture is slowly dying out because of global influence of Hi’s and Hello’s, Namaste is…

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