Stay informed – Why suffer due to Yoga and Pranayam?

Dear AD, Thanks for all the information provided by you and I have almost read all the answers given by you for the negative effects of Paranayama. I do have the same problem as mentioned below: I have been doing the Pranayama when I was 19 years old and continued for almost 3 years. At […]

Hatha Yoga – Does Nadishodhan precedes Shatkarmas?

  Respected Master, Many teachers, books quote Kapalbhati a process of purification in itself i.e. last of six shatkarma. Which is performed before proceeding towards pranayama. But, I learned reading your article that it is an advanced step which should be done after practicing asanas and nadi-shodhana for a sufficient time. Kindly throw some light. […]

9 Questions on Negative Effects of Pranayama & Shortcut-Yoga practices

QUESTION 1. Stomach pain and gas problems happens,from the time when i started pranayam (kapalbhati, anulom-vilom, bhastrika.. 7 min)…….what should i have to do? Avantika P. Rajan Anaswer : Beloved Avantika, You have to stop your practices only to resume it under the personal guidance of a Yoga Guru from an authentic lineage. Shivoham! QUESTION […]

Headache due to Kapalbhati and Bhastrika!

Vedic Yoga literature has clear warnings of not following the discipline in conducting pranayamas. Clear warning is given that Hiccups, coughing, asthma, pain in head, eyes and ears along with innumerable diseases of unknown origin engulf the body if ‘yavu’ or ‘air’ gets angry due to indiscipline of breathing.

Spiritual programme in Mumbai on 22-June

Thousands of seekers are trying to meditate everyday but hardly few succeed in experiencing its infiniteness of depth and bliss. Tattva Shakti Vigyaan is step by step approach to self-discovery opening doors to infinite possibilities for you. TSV workshop camp is being held at Mumbai on coming Sunday i.e. 22nd June. Its your turn to […]

Pranamaya and Spiritual Growth – Part II

Prepare your body through Nadishodhana before engaging in Pranayama. Please keep in mind that during the NadiShodhana regime your food intake should not be laden with meat, eggs, heavy fried objects, sea-food etc. Have sattvik food with less amount of spices. Strictly stay away from alcohol or alcoholic beverages and soft-drinks.

Pranamaya and Spiritual Growth – Part I

High energy is needed for spiritual awakening and during pranayama when high amount of energy is released and your nadi system is not capable of supporting it may damage your system permanently. Hiccups, Coughing, Asthma, Diseases and pain in Head, Ear and Eyes.. and many other unknown diseases happen when pranavaayu (air) is angered.

What is right meditation for me? How do i know i am progressing?

How I would know if I am growing spiritually? Beloved, just watch out for these. These are some early symptoms – You will feel great sitting alone. A sense of contentment and joy will always be with you. You will feel like sharing your love with everyone. Your behavior in relationships will change dramatically.. you will be filled with empathy. Attitude of gratitude will be natural to you…

After Bhastrika Pranayama – Is it stress that’s getting released?

One should know that Bhastrika, Kapalbhati and other such high-energy pranayamas are not advisable unless one’s body and systems have been prepared to bear the force of increased forceful energy. Why suffer when you can avoid it just by acquiring right knowledge.

Questions about Pranayam and Yoga (Part-III)

How can we take breathing so non-seriously? Breath is life and to stay breathing means we are still alive. Yoga Masters say that people are ignorant about this very process of life. They opine that the breathing should be taught.. albeit no child ever took a lesson on how to take her first breath. It is a natural process.. and it gets triggered by just one stroke.. and continues till someday you are no more alive. Still Yoga masters like Patanjali, Gherand and Gorakshnaath have a valid point. You should be taught to breathe properly.