Author: Navodita Pande

Overcoming Three Kleshas or Way of Life through Yoga

Yoga is another word for equanimity, poise, and harmony. Our Associate Editor, Navodita, a Yoga expert, tells us how to face the three Kleshas (way of life), in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Yoga is about equanimity and poise and harmony. If something is disturbed or in a state of constant flux, […]

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Denial of Ego, Upholding Truth and Nonviolence are the Essence of Yoga

There is an important element to the dimension of inner life – that’s the submission and denial of the ego is the greatest good for an individual. This is the first vow. There are Sanskrit sayings which praise the two other vows of Satya and Ahimsa as among the highest principles of Dharma or righteousness. […]

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Yoga: Find True Selves, be in Harmony with Nature and Rejuvenate Ourselves

Physically you are subject to the afflictions of hunger pangs, thirst, and fatigue, heat, and cold while mentally, emotionally and sentimentally, you are always subject to the affliction of varying states of mind. Yoga philosophy says that this is an unnatural condition. You are not a creature subject to such afflictions. However, your experience contradicts […]

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Yoga: The Awareness that all Problems are within us is the Key to Self-realisation

The awareness that the real problem lies within us opens up completely new options: the possibilities to create solutions to external problems are very limited. We cannot change other people or create a just and peaceful world. But when we become aware of your inner confusion, or a negative emotion like anger, we can work […]

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Understanding Yamas and Niyamas, the first two Limbs of Patanjali Yoga

Our Yoga expert and Associate Editor, Navodita, discusses aspects of the first two limbs of the philosophic Yoga tree that Patanjali describes as Yamas and Niyamas. These two codes of conduct are suggestions of how we should deal with people around us and how we can optimally shape our attitude and behavior. The attitude we […]

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Atheist or Theist are not Different: Be a Spiritual Seeker and Practise Yoga

An atheist cannot be spiritual. It is also difficult for a theist to be spiritual, too. The difference is that one believes in God and the other doesn’t. Both of them are believing something they do not know. You are not sincere enough to admit that you do not know. That is the problem. So […]

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Patanjali Yoga: Want Creates Fear, and Giving is Receiving!

Navodita, our Associate Editor, a yoga expert, tells us about the Eight Limbs of Patanjali Yoga, which tells us that want creates fear, while in giving we receive. Yoga is for the mind, not the body. It is said that most diseases, too, are psychosomatic. Read more about it, in the weekly column, exclusively in […]

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Yoga and Spirituality

Look inside and discover your own inner journey with your Self. It’s best to become your own spiritual scientist. Your spiritual path should in no way be directed only towards yourself, it should definitely serve others. Navodita talks about yoga and spirituality, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Spirituality gives inner strength to […]

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Yoga as a Lifestyle

Yoga is being practiced in all forms today including Art Yoga, Dance Yoga, Dynamic Yoga and Power Yoga. It dates back to the time of the Indus Valley civilisation and the times of the Rig Veda. Yoga as a concept slowly emerged in the Bhagavad Gita and in Shanti Parva of Mahabharata. Yoga is most […]

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Backbend Asanas for Strengthening the Spine

Our Associate Editor, Navodita, an expert on Yoga, talks of the variations of two important asanas, Ardha Viprit Naukasana and Dhanurasana. These strengthen the spine, making it supple and flexible. She also tells us how to calm our mind through meditation. Positive thoughts and Patanjali Yoga Sutras are beneficial. Read to know more, in the […]

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