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The First Step

Posted by on June 8, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

The First Step

The theory of evolution given by Charles Darwin is a widely accepted scientific theory which says that over multiple generations, living species experience change in their heritable characteristics making them fitter to survive in the changing environment. This process is called evolution and it implies that the species with better adaptability to the environment and with better ability to reproduce and to survive actually survive. What makes humans more evolved than other species? The distinguishing factor is the ability to Self reflect. No...

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The Evolution of the Ego

Posted by on April 27, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

The Evolution of the Ego

Ego – a word that has come to carry a heavy burden… used as a concept to take the weight of the I-focused lives we lead in today’s target-driven world. It is held responsible for our attachments to material things, our opinions, our likes, dislikes and our ever-growing inability to be present and happy simply with ‘what is’. As we strive forward for that all-important ‘I’, we lose awareness of the whole – the totality that gives us the true wisdom we need to live a content life. But how has it come to be, that this...

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Engage your core

Posted by on March 18, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Engage your core

The practice of Yoga is a very simple affair. From one angle, the essence of yoga is all about freedom, which is achieved through the expression of unity. As long as you are practicing these two things, you are practicing yoga. For some of us, this radical simplicity of Yoga can be easily forgotten. We get caught up in the details: the position of our legs, the timing of the breath, which day of the week or month to fast on. We become very good at following prescriptions about how things should be done and then measure our success by the...

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TO KNOW YOGA AS YOGA

Posted by on November 23, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

TO KNOW YOGA AS YOGA

Understand this important concept before stepping into Yoga… As part of this years Yoga Gita European tour, Vijay Gopala – master in Yoga and philosophy and founder / main teacher of Yoga Gita in Mysore India, was invited to teach at the World Yoga Festival in Reading, UK. Held at the beautiful Beale Park in Reading, the festival is now in its third year. It is run completely as a ‘not-for-profit’ under the UK registered charity Arsha Kula Foundation – and was created to promote all aspects of the ancient wisdom of Yoga to the West....

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YOGA AND SCIENCE

Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on YOGA AND SCIENCE

YOGA AND SCIENCE

Yoga and Science both fields have existed for hundreds of years but they have not been often mentioned together or regarded as related to each other. While there was not the denying of the health benefits of Yoga but a greater acceptance of Yoga as an advanced Science is still to happen. Modern times are surely opening up to the possibility of an existing connection between Yoga and Science! Can there be any parallels drawn between the Spiritual practice of Yoga and Science? Let’s explore. We are all aware of Albert Einstein’s Theory of...

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GROWTH OF YOGA THERAPY

Posted by on March 19, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on GROWTH OF YOGA THERAPY

GROWTH OF YOGA THERAPY

The subject of Yoga is a beautiful gift for humanity and today we see a big upsurge in its popularity. Not only there is an increase in the number of Yoga practitioners but also an equal increase in the number of Yoga teachers. From Hatha Yoga to Ashtanga to Hot Yoga, the world is also witnessing the emergence of many different styles and forms of Yoga. One of the major aspects that has contributed to the huge growth of Yoga is its therapeutic effect. Yoga is today being extensively used as a therapy by many Yoga schools and is also gaining...

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HOW TO PREPARE BODY AND MIND FOR PRANAYAMA

Posted by on January 16, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on HOW TO PREPARE BODY AND MIND FOR PRANAYAMA

HOW TO PREPARE BODY AND MIND FOR PRANAYAMA

Pranayama practice is one of the practices in Yoga that works using the breath as a medium to establish a direct connection with the life energy (Prana). Life energy exists everywhere and once the direct one ness with the prana is established breath is dropped automatically (in Samadhi). Though Pranayama is practiced by using breath as a tool, the posture of the body assumed while doing pranayama and the state of mind at that point of time also play an equally important role. This happens due to the direct relationship between the...

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UNDERSTANDING YOGIC ANATOMY

Posted by on October 29, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on UNDERSTANDING YOGIC ANATOMY

UNDERSTANDING YOGIC ANATOMY

The term anatomy in common language is the science that deals with the human body. In the science of Yoga however, anatomy covers much more than just this body. The Yogic anatomy divides an individual into five sheaths or layers: body, breath, mind, wisdom and soul. These 5 layers are arranged in order from gross to subtle; the body being the grossest and the soul the subtlest. Gross things are those that can be touched, seen clearly, have mass etc. while the subtle things can only be felt and experienced. Another important point to note...

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JUST TO BE

Posted by on August 18, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on JUST TO BE

JUST TO BE

In this blog, we will reflect on the practice of meditation, an integral part of Yoga. Meditation is a very ancient practice that has been used to open doors of wisdom by connecting to the real self. Its importance and effect in one’s daily life cannot be denied. With the constantly increasing stress levels of the so called modern man, meditation is re gaining its importance and is also undoubtedly much needed. However, de stressing is just a byproduct of meditation, its main purpose is dissolution of mind altogether. Let us understand this...

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BEYOND SPACE AND TIME

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on BEYOND SPACE AND TIME

BEYOND SPACE AND TIME

Having taken birth on this planet as humans gives us a definite advantage over other forms of life existing here .Undisputedly, we are the most evolved and advanced species amongst all. Humans have made many inventions, unraveled many secrets of the universe but still haven’t been able to tame all. We are still bound by natural laws, by the influences of universal forces that are beyond our control, we are still bound by life and death! Yogic science establishes that as long as man will be caught in the clutches of space and time, he will...

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Yoga Gita is recognized as a Registered Yoga School 200 hours (RYS) by Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP). This course is of the highest standard. All our graduates may use the title 'Registered Yoga Teacher' (RYT) as a sign of quality training when they register with YAP.

Sri. Vijay Gopala is recognized as a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) with Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP). This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by YAP.

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