Author: Navodita Pande

Cyclic Meditation and Tai Chi: Connecting with Our Deeper Selves

Reading Time: 4 minutesNavodita talks about two meditation techniques, cyclic meditation, and the Oriental Tai Chi, which are the soul of Yoga, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. India has been the land of birth of several religions. Even Buddhism and Jainism are said to have found their roots in Hinduism, the religion of the majority […]

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Kripalu Yoga Integrates Various Yoga Practices

Reading Time: 3 minutesKripalu Yoga integrates various Yogic practices and heals the body, mind, and emotions through intense meditative practices. Kripalu means compassion and acknowledges each and every human being as a unique individual. The practice teaches us how to look inwards and get used to the inner wisdom in order to understand your own bodies well. Navodita […]

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A True Teacher is a Beacon of Light, Dispelling Darkness of Ignorance

Reading Time: 4 minutesA teacher not only imparts gyan or information but also imparts knowledge and life skills to the student. It is said that a teacher is a motivator, an influencer, a role model for some and an icon to be emulated by others. This makes a teacher a catalyst, shaping the characters of the students, opines […]

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Yoga Vashishtha: Renunciation Stands for Fearlessness

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Yoga expert, Navodita. Tells us about Yoga Vashishtha, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Yoga Vashishtha is full of words of wisdom that succinctly explain the meaning of life, its purpose, its value and possibly shows the way to a better living. It deals with death, incarnation, karma, life, birth and old […]

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Another Godman Convicted; Justice for Rape Victim

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe special CBI court sentenced Dera chief Ram Rahim to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment, on Monday.  Additionally, a fine of Rs. 15 lakh has been imposed on him for each of the two cases. Ram Rahim’s lawyer, however, says they will appeal in higher courts. A compensation of Rs. 14 lakh to each of […]

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The Four Periods and Six Schools of Yoga

Reading Time: 3 minutesNavodita traces the antiquity of yoga and its four periods. She also outlines the six schools of Yoga, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Yoga, it is said, is as old as the Vedas. However, no physical evidence supports the claim that Yoga is as old as civilisation. Earliest archaeological evidence of yoga […]

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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: The Ancient Tradition of the Eight-limbed Path

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga codified and popularised by K. Pattabhi Jois, during the 20th century, and is often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Yoga. Our Yoga expert, Navodita, details it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Of all the schools of Yoga, there’s yet another school of Yoga called Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, codified […]

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Prayers, Yoga, Meditation, Nature Cure and Ayurveda practiced at Parmarth Niketan

Reading Time: 4 minutesParmarth Niketan believes in Yoga being a way of life and making one’s life into a prayer to God. Hence they believe a devout person should follow the daily yogic practice, Sanskaras, and Satsangs. Our Yoga expert, Navodita, tells us more about this school of yoga, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Among […]

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Bihar School of Yoga: Preparing for Tough World, Keeping Positive Attitude and a Selfless Service

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Bihar School of Yoga propagates certain forms of Yoga like Living Yoga propounded by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati. It spells out a certain vision of Sannyasa. Navodita, our Yoga expert tells us more about it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The Bihar School of Yoga believes in training young minds for not […]

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Tantra: Material World and its Experiences for Attaining Enlightenment

Reading Time: 3 minutesSatyananda Yoga believes that Tantra is a collective title, which covers a vast range of practical teachings leading to the expansion of human consciousness and the liberation of primal energy (Kundalini). The material world and its experiences can be utilised to attain enlightenment. Navodita deals with this, in detail, in the weekly column, exclusively in […]

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