Yoga Poses

FAQ

What is Yoga ?

Yoga means Union of body, mind and soul with God.

Who is a Yogi/Yogini?

One who follows the path of yoga is a Yogi or Yogini.
Prana means breath, respiration, life, vitality, wind, energy or strength. Ayama means length, expansion or stretching. Proper regulation of life force (Prana) through certain breathing techniques. Pranayama thus express extension of breath and it controls.
 
Hatha yoga is a kind of yoga which is related with the control over prana-vayu which can be attained through control over respiration.
Asana is a posture held firm with comfort. Asana is a third limb of Raja Yoga.

What does Meditation means ?

Meditation is the habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts.

What are the powers/ properties of yoga?

     Patanjali describes these power as vibhutis, or properties, of yoga.The properties of yoga are many. Experiencing even one of their extraordinary effects is an indication that the Sadhaka is on the right path in his practice of yoga.
  1. He begins to know the past and the future
  2. He understands the language of all people, birds and animals
  3. He knows his past and future lives
  4. He reads the mind of others
  5. He becomes invisible at will
  6. He can arrest the senses: hearing, touch, sight, taste and smell
  7. He becomes strong as an elephant and his movements are as graceful as a peacock
  8. He clearly sees objects near and far, gross and fine and concealed 
  9. If necessary, he can define even the precise details of what is in the mind of others
  10. He knows the exact time of his death by intuition or through omens
  11. He is friendly and compassionate to all
  12. He knows the working of the solar system
  13. He knows the function of the lunar system and through that, the position of the galaxies
  14. He reads the movements of stars from the pole star and predicts world events
  15. He knows his body and its orderly functions
  16. He conquers hunger and thirst
  17. He makes his body and mind immobile like a tortoise
  18. He had visions of perfected beings, teachers and masters
  19. He has the power to perceive anything and everything
  20. He becomes aware of the properties of consciousness
  21. By knowing the properties of consciousness he uses consciousness to light the lamp of the soul
  22. Divine faculties which are beyond the range of ordinary senses come to him because of his enlightened soul
  23. He leaves his body consciously and enters others bodies at will
  24. He walks over water, swamp and thorns
  25. He creates fire at will
  26. He hears distant sounds
  27. He levitates
  28. He frees himself from affliction at will and often leaves without a body
  29. He controls nature’s constituents, qualities and purpose
  30. He becomes Lord of the elements and their counterparts
  31. He possesses an excellent body with grace, strength, perfect complexion and lustre
  32. He has perfect control over his senses and mind, and their contact with the lower self or ‘I’ consciousness
  33. He transforms body, senses, mind, intelligence and consciousness to utmost sharpness and speed in tune with his very soul
  34. He gains dominion over all creation and all knowledge