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Yogic Shvsan Ang Sanchalan

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Yogic Shvsan Ang Sanchalan (Yogic exercises)

Our body parts are made up of combining many cells together and our body is made up of combining all these parts together. If, we want to keep our body healthy then we have to make our each and every part healthy and if we have to make our each and every part healthy then we have to make each and every cell also healthy. Like when we don’t use our vehicle then all the parts in the vehicle gets rusted. Rusted vehicles either do not move at all or move with difficulty as normal.

Our body is also like this vehicle we have many systems in our body and many parts. These parts should keep getting new energy and peace at a regular basis. If these parts do not get energy on regular basis then they will stop working in normal way and they will start getting rusty and will get stiff and painful.

If our body parts are not working properly then it directly affects our body, mind and life. If some parts are sick and are not complete then our life also becomes incomplete. Our Yogis and Rishis have said if we do yogic Ang Sanchalan then our body parts will get healthy and energetic and in turn will lead to healthy body, mind and senses.

When we do Ang Shanchalan then besides our body parts our joints also get stronger and get more energy .This energy gives us new hope and happiness. With these exercises our joints, blood and all body parts get more flexibility besides energy. When the flexibility increases in the body then it gets easy to do yogic Asana and pranayam, etc. and we get better results. Body gets free from stiffness, tightness, soaring, weakness and pain.

Yogic Ang Sanchalan is a very important part of yoga practice and we should include this in your practice and make full use of it.

 

 

Yogic Shvsan Ang Sanchalan (Yogic Breathing-Limbs-Movement)

SN Actions Rounds
1, Brahma Mudra  Variation 1 : Exhale head down : Inhale head up 5
2, Brahma Mudra Variation 2 : Inhale Face Center; Exhale Face Left / Right 5 x 2
3 Brahma Mudra Variation 3 : Inhale Face Center: Exhale Ear to left/right shoulder 5 x 2
4 Brahma Mudra Variation 4 : Rotate the Head: exhale foreword /inhale backward 11 x 2
5 Kandh Sanchalan -Shoulder Rotation in saman mudra 5 x 2
6 Vaksh-vistaar – Chest Expansion 11
7 Kati Chakrasan – Waist Twist 11 x 2
8 Ardh Kati sanchalan – waist movements 11 x 2
9 Pind Sanchalan – Rotate body from waist (Only before & after disabled) 11 x 2
10 Nitambh sanchalan – hips movements 11 x 2
12 Nitambh chakrgati – hips rotation 11 x 2
13 Lahar / Tarang Asan – hips movement while dancing 11
14 Pad uttith (legs raised on side by side) (disabled should take support of wall) 11 x 2
15 Paad chalan – Militry Walk 21 x 2
16 Jaanu sanchalan – Knees movement 5 x 2
17 Ankle stretch 5 x 2
18 Ankle rotation 5 x 2
19 Eyes Movements ( 2 minutes)
20 kalai- chakra Wrist movement 11 x 2
21 anguli prasaar – mushti – fingers stretch & fist 5

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It happens only in India

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Let me show another face of India and the life in the ashram. The way you look at India depends on the perspective. If you want to see colors you will find it, if you want to listen to music you will find it and if you want to find yourself you will definitely find thyself.


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ashram band

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Divyadarshan Shrivastava

holi in India (2)

holi in ashram

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holi

holi in Paramanand ashram

 

Picture credits:

Former students and  Paramanand ashram staff.

Editing : Mahendra Kumar

Spring is here..the best place and time to do meditation

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After a chilly winter …..spring is back in action. Paramanand Ashram is back with numerous flowers. This post is for everyone to take a break and checkout how ashram looks in Spring. I don’t know about you but for me even watching these flowers is a kind of meditation too. Perhaps now is best place and time to do Meditation.

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Spring season

Spring in the ashram

Sunflowers the hard work of Jeferson, Nigora, Kalyan, Mahesh and Many other students

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This reminds me of Hidimba ji 🙂

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Without any fragrance but still beautiful.

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Pictures by Mahendra Kumar

Pictures of Paramanand Ashram
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The three stages of Raja Yoga

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Jagrat, Swapan, Sushupti,

  1. Jagrat (Waking state): correspond with the sthula sharira (gross body). In this state one is aware of daily biosphere. This is also known as bahish prajnya (outer knowing). In this state there remains a sense of self identity (I) and awareness of thoughts. There are not true experiences of reality or truth because of duality like: object and subject or ego and non-ego. The first pada (quarter) is Vaisvanara whose sphere is the state of waking, who knows of the objective. Jivatma enjoys the objects of senses as taste, touch, sound and others.Atma through Isvara enters microcosmic body. Buddhi as vehicle reaches the state of Visva. This is also known as Vigyanatma, Chidabhasa, Visva, and Vyavaharika. This presides over the waking gross body and is mobiles by Karma.
  2. Swapna (Dreaming state) correspond with sukshm sharira (subtle body). This is also known as antah prajnya (inward knowing) or pravivikta (subtle). In this state there is no or little sense of self (I) but thoughts are there. There are not reality and truth.   The second pada (quarter) is the Taijasa whose region is dream, who is aware only of the subjective. Sutratma (Hiranyagarbha) through Isvara enteres the microcosmic subtle body. Manas (mind) as vehicle reach the Taijasa state. This is also known as Taijasa, Pratibhasika and Svapna Kalpita (out of dream).
  3. Sushupti (Deep Sleep) state corresponds with causal body (sukshm sharira). This is also known as Sarvgya (knower of all) or antryami (inner knower).  Not aware of internal or external thoughts or I or objects. Not conscious of anything. But there does remain the existence of consciousness. There is neither imagination nor dreams. In this state of Prajna (Pragya), all dissolve in one bliss. In deep sleep there is no experience of poor or rich, man or woman, happy or sad, no sorrow or happiness, but these may happen in waking or awake.

In the state of deep sleep there is difference between highest self and individual person and soul.  – I.3.42 (105), Brahma Sutras by Veda Vyasa.

Sushupti indeed in his form is free from evils, desires, grief and fear. – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. IV-3-21

Avyakta Isvara on the vehicle of Maya enters microcosmic Karana body attains the state of Prajna. This is also known as Prajna, Avicchinna, Aparamatrika and Sushupti-Abhimani (the presider over Sushupti).

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Synergy Garden and tree house in the ashram

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Synergy Garden developed by
Jeferson Gerardi,
gerardi.j@hotmail.com

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Yoga is in only one language…

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Most of you would have thought about Sanskrit but that’s not what I am talking about. I know that all the Yoga scriptures were originally written in Sanskrit then got translated into several languages but that doesn’t mean it’s only for Sanskrit speaking language. In fact there are a very few people alive who can converse in Sanskrit.

As per my observation and research the only language which can help in truly understanding Sanskrit is BODY LANGUAGE. It’s your body which tells you which asanas you can do, which asanas you should do, which asanas may cause injuries or which asana may heal you.

Now isn’t just about asanas right, so what about meditation? well here you not actually required to do anything. Just concentrate 🙂

Well these were just my thoughts hope you will like it. 🙂

ONE WORLD   ONE LANGUAGE!

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Mahendra Kumar
Staff writer
ParamYoga

Effect of meditation on brain

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As per our Guruji Meditation is the best medication, now that’s the theory. How to prove that? Well not us but researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital did a study on 16 people on the effect of eight week long mindfulness meditation course. They studied the brain scans of the people before and after the course. The study, published in the January issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, concluded that after completing the course, parts of the participants’ brains associated with compassion and self-awareness grew, and parts associated with stress shrank.

Effect of meditation on brain

Frontal lobe
This is the most highly evolved part of the brain, responsible for reasoning, planning, emotions and self-conscious awareness. During meditation, the frontal cortex tends to go offline.

Parietal lobe
This part of the brain processes sensory information about the surrounding world, orienting you in time and space. During meditation, activity in the parietal lobe slows down.

Thalamus
The gatekeeper for the senses, this organ focuses your attention by funneling some sensory data deeper into the brain and stopping other signals in their tracks. Meditation reduces the flow of incoming information to a trickle.

Reticular formation
As the brain’s sentry, this structure receives incoming stimuli and puts the brain on alert, ready to respond. Meditating dials back the arousal signal.

Meditation session in progress.

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meditation session

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Technically meditation calms you down and also the activity level in your body. Which sometimes matches the activity level during sleep. According to Shawn Achor, meditation can actually make you happier long-term: Meditation helps in rewiring the brain and helps you to relax. And it’s the most effective way to live happier.

Compiled by Mahendra
Courtesy- Adrienne, Brigida
Yoga Teacher Training Center in India
http://www.paramyoga.org
Original research source: http://www.massgeneral.org/about/pressrelease.aspx?id=1520