Ramakrishna Paramahansa (February 2007)

Continuing with our 2007 topic of “Great Religious Leaders and Philosophers of India”, this month, we will cover teachings of one of influential religious leader of Nineteenth century, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa. He fought against ritualism and superstition that was wide spread and all pervasive in India . As such, all of our religious leaders addressed various aspects of religion, spiritualism

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QUESTION BANK (December 2006)

What is yoga? Yoga means union. In religion, Yoga means union of soul with God. Name eight limbs of yoga? Yam, Niyam, Aasan, Pranayam, Pratyahar, Dharna, Dhyan and Smadhi. What are five Yam? Satya (truthfulness), Ahinsa (non-violence), asteya (non-stealing), brahamcharya (celibacy), aparigrah (non-covetousness) What are five Niyam? Sauch (Purity), Santosh (Contentment), Tapa (Austerity), Swadhyaya (Study of Vedic literature), Ishwar Pranidhan

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Pratyahara (July 2006)

Self-control – the fifth limb of Yoga What is Pratyahara Pratyahara means disengagement of the senses from their objects of attachment. Every sense has objects of natural inclination. These natural inclinations if not controlled can be quite distracting. For example, any pleasing – or annoying – sound can easily divert the attention of a person from whatever he or she

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Pranayama (June 2006)

(Breath Control – the fourth limb of Yoga) Pranayama is a special method of breath-control with which life-force is brought under control and made regular. This is achieved by controlling the incoming and outgoing breath. How can we perform Pranayama? There are three main stages: Purak: This is the way of drawing in breath slowly. Stambhak: This is retention of

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AASAN (April 2006)

(Postures – the third limb of Yoga) Aasans are a system of exercises to make all parts of the body strong and healthy. Out of eight limbs of Yoga, it is one of the widely known and practiced aspects. Aasan regulate breathing, ensure proper digestion of food and increase longevity. The eventual purpose of Aasan is to calm the mind

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