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What is Dharma?

A mystery to those not knowing the essence of life

To get the best from life, you must love life and treat it with love.Via Vogue and lemonade

Dharma is living in accord with life while sustaining what is known and fruitful for all life.

In other words, to know Dharma in its fullness you must know life in its fullness and that is something few people achieve in their lifetimes. Therefore to know Dharma as a layperson without access to the accumulated knowledge of Vedanta requires a relaxation of beliefs and an openness to explore.

To put it simply, Dharma is a way of being in the world that sustains

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Prārthana

Appreciation through prayer

Like describing love, most everyone has a different understanding of prayer and there can be no one description. For some prayer maybe asking, beseeching or petitioning God, confessing to God, thanking God, praising and worshipping God, being with God or as in meditation, conversing with God.

A prayer can also take the form of a person merely pouring out his/her emotions as an act of sharing. One of the main ends of a prayer across all religions and cultures is seeking inspiration or solace. What is almost universal is bringing one’s palms together to facilitate this communication. This is based on ancient yogic science

THE HINDU WAY OF PRAYER : In a Hindu’s life, the prayer forms

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Ethics in Yoga

The art and core of being

As with the ten commandments of the Christian bible and the more ancient Egyptian 142 commandments, the social and personal ethics known as Yama and Niyama are the rules which we must abide by for self realisation and for our survival as a society or civilisation. In other words, these constitute a formula for world peace and internal harmony.

Yama:

Peacefulness (ahimsa) Truthfulness (satya) Honesty (asteya) Continence (Bramacharya) Acceptance (aparigraha)

Niyama:

Purity (saucha) Contentment (santosa) Ardor or Austerity (tapas) Self study(svadhyaya) Dedication to the Lord (isvara pranidhana)

Why Ethics? Thesocial ethics, when practiced, bring about a harmonising of the community. They build trust and friendliness. Personal ethics assist us to see our true colours,

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Isha Kriya

An inward knowing

Meditation can be done in any comfortable position, you don’t have to sit like this.

Meditation is practised in all spiritual traditions and it sometimes occurs naturally making a pleasant space in our day. But to become more conscious and responsible, we need to make a regular effort and practise. It’s often said that practise make perfect, well here meditation practise at some stage becomes an involvement and not just a practise. It becomes real and has measurable benefits in terms of health improvement and happiness.

Results are determined by a combination of practise, tenacity and an ability to relax and even these attributes improve in time. Typically we may begin trying to meditate, we begin

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The Music of Persia

A wondrous legacy

The history of musical development in Iran dates back to the prehistoric era. King Jamshid of Persia, [Vivahvant (Sanskrit Vivasvant) is stated as the father of Yima Khshaeta (Jamshed) in Yasht 13.130.] Yam Kshatriya became later on Jamshed.] a mythological figure of Shahnameh, is credited with the “invention” of [Farsi] music. Fragmentary documents from various periods of the country’s history establish that the ancient Aryans “Iranians” possessed an elaborate musical culture.

There is a distinction between the science of Music, or Musicology, which, as a branch of mathematics has always been held in high regards in Persia; as opposed to music performance or more recently modern Muzik, which has had an uneasy and often acrimonious relationship

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The Yoga Way

A way of embracing your real self

The word, “Yoga” means yoke; and the aim is to bring about a state of balance and harmony of body, mind, and spirit. Therefore, Yoga teaches methods to train and develop the physical body and mind. As we go deeper into Yoga, we realize that mind and body both interact and each acts upon the other.

To gain control of body and mind, we must first have the help of Yogasanas. After the body is sufficiently controlled, we can start training the mind. With the training of the mind, concentration and memory power increase, and we will be able to manipulate the internal forces. Its regular practice brings good health, longevity, strength,

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Karma - Cause and Effect

A science fact denied by many

Isaac Newton famously stated that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The statement means that in every interaction, there are a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects.

As with Albert Einstein’s equation of E=MC2, the scientific world is in complete agreement. This theory has clearly been demonstrated and proved in many different ways. For instance when someone says something nice to you, the reaction is appreciation and a nice sense of feeling. If someone is hostile toward you, then you may also react with hostility.

When our environment is badly polluted, the reaction is ill-health and suffering. This idea of cause and effect is embodied in the

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Super Brain Yoga

Yoga Asana Series

A tool to improve your life

Yoga as we know has been around for many thousands of years but it’s only in the past couple of years that this exercise has come to wider public notice. In fact this idea of super brain yoga is finding its place in classrooms, medical and rehabilitation centres all over the world. It is a practical application to help people with learning difficulties and for those who want to succeed in life.

We often think of our brain as being two hemispheres and that we either use more the left left or the right. What super brain yoga does is harmonise both sides of the brain so that they

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Self Massage

A dimension in self awareness and care

Just like our mind can affect our body, our body can affect our mind. Often times, anxiety and tension will build up in our bodies, making it even harder to get rid of.

What massage does, among other things, is to bring attention to your muscles so you can relax them most effectively. Ideally it’s great to be massaged by someone else, but its also something you can do regularly to help relax and feel better about yourself.

Tips

You don’t need to be an expert, just do what you like in the way of stroking and rubbing over your skin. You can do your head, neck and face without oil, but some

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Preventing Breast Sagging

How to have a proud and firm bust

Breasts for many are a social issue, yet every woman wants to have nicely shaped breasts throughout her life. Sadly, this is not possible in most cases due to lifestyle adaptations and the fact that breast sagging is a natural process that happens with age whereby the tissues supporting the breasts lose their suppleness and elasticity.

Breasts usually begin to sag after a woman reaches 40 though it can occur earlier. Apart from age, other factors that cause sagging breasts include overall health, fitness, posture, pregnancy and breastfeeding, menopause, rapid weight loss or gain, strenuous exercise, nutritional deficiencies and the brassier.

Some diseases like breast cancer or respiratory conditions like

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