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Tat Tvam Asi: That Thou Art

Tat Tvam Asi

Introduction Tat Tvam Asi (That Thou Art) is one of the Mahavakyas of Vedanta. The Other Mahavakyas are Aham Brahmasmi, Prajnanam Brahma, and Ayam Atma Brahma.   The first occurrence of Mahavakya is in Chandogya Upanishad of Sama Veda. To understand this Mahavakya, one must read this Upanishad in full. The core teaching of the … Read moreTat Tvam Asi: That Thou Art

Aham Brahmasmi: I am the absolute reality

Aham Brahmasmi, Aham Brahmasi meaning

Introduction The core philosophy of Advaita Vedanta is explained in simple and yet enriched words of elaborate meaning . I am Brahman is one such term. This article tries to shed lights on the term. Aham Brahmasmi meaning Aham denotes the word “I”. Brahmasmi is the combination of Brahman and Asmi. Brahman is the supreme … Read moreAham Brahmasmi: I am the absolute reality

Pavanmuktasana: Meaning, Steps, Benefits

Pawanmuktasana

Introduction Pavanmuktasana or Pawanmuktasana is one of the familiar modern yoga posture. Medieval Hatha Yoga Texts didn’t mention any yoga posture by this name. Hence it is newer one. However, it is a traditional practice. This posture was first mentioned in the Yoga Manual (Ref: 1) of Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar, India. They … Read morePavanmuktasana: Meaning, Steps, Benefits

Parvatasana: Meaning, Steps, Benefits

Paravatasana

Introduction Parvatasana, in fact, is a yoga posture with a confused identity. The most familiar Downward Facing Dog Pose is often called by this name. Some yoga traditions call PadmaParvatasana by this name. However, let us take the latter one here for our discussion leaving the former to be discussed in a separate article about … Read moreParvatasana: Meaning, Steps, Benefits

Everything You Would Like To Know About Swastikasana

Swastikasana

Introduction Swastikasana, also spelled as Svastikasana, is one of seated yoga posture used for meditation. It is easier to perform when compared to Adept Posture and Lotus Posture, yet provides the most of the benefits one can get from those yoga postures. When performed, this posture resembles Half Lotus Pose and Adept Pose, but the … Read moreEverything You Would Like To Know About Swastikasana

How to Do Mayurasana and What Are Its Benefits?

Mayurasana

Introduction Mayurasana is one of the ancient non seated yoga postures found mentioned in Amrita Siddhi, a Sanskrit text probably composed in 10th or 11th Century CE. The text was written approximately five hundred years before Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Hence, this posture has been in practice for at least thousand years. Having said that, it … Read moreHow to Do Mayurasana and What Are Its Benefits?

Paschimottanasana aka Pascimottanasana

paschimottanasana

Introduction Paschimottanasana, also spelled as Pascimottanasana, is one of the seated forward bending yoga position. Before we dig deep into the details, let us know the importance of this posture. Almost all the medieval yoga texts mention and describe this posture and list the benefits of practising. Siva Samhita describes this posture as one of … Read morePaschimottanasana aka Pascimottanasana