Samskara are a Basis for the Development of karma Theory

Samskara or Sanskaras (संस्कार) in Indian philosophy and some Indian religions are mental impressions, recollections, or psychological imprints. In Hindu philosophies, Samskaras are a basis for…

Manvantara Invites Contemplation on the Cyclical Nature of Time

A manvantara (मन्वन्तर), in Hindu cosmology, is a cyclic period identifying the duration, reign, or age of a Manu, the progenitor of…

Sannyasa is the Life of Renunciation

Sannyasa (संन्यास), sometimes spelled Sanyasa or Sanyasi (for the person), is the life of renunciation and the fourth stage within the Hindu system of four…

Vairagya Frees From Constant Cycle Of Desire

Vairagya (वैराग्य) is a Sanskrit term used in Hinduism as well as Eastern philosophy that roughly translates as dispassion, detachment, or renunciation.…

Yoga for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Yoga (योग) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India. Yoga-like practices…

Hypnosis Applications and How to Learn It

Hypnosis is a human condition involving focused attention (the selective attention/selective inattention hypothesis, SASI), reduced peripheral awareness, and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestions. There…

Padmasana Boosts Your Self Esteem

Padmasana (पद्मासन) is a cross-legged sitting meditation pose from ancient India, in which each foot is placed on the opposite…

84 Asanas Introduced by Lord Shiva

84 asanas; the 17th century Hatha Ratnavali provides a different list of 84 asanas, describing some of them. In the 20th…

Kundalini Yoga Steps, Safe Practice, and Benefits

Kundalini yoga derives from kundalini, defined in Vedanta (Hinduism) as energy. It lies dormant at the base of the spine until…

Samadhi Practice for Bliss, Liberation, and Enlightenment

Samadhi (समाधि), in Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and yogic schools, is a state of meditative consciousness. In the yogic traditions and the Buddhist commentarial tradition on which the Burmese Vipassana movement and…