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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Niyam (The second limb of Yoga) (March 2006)

Niyam are the second part of Yoga. They are articles of personal discipline. Here are five niyam: Sauch (Purity) Santosh (Contentment) Tapa (Austerity) Swadhyaya (Study of Vedic literature) Ishwar Pranidhan (Surrender to God) Sauch (Purity): It means purity or cleanliness. It is of two types: External cleanliness and internal purity. External cleanliness means cleanliness of body, clothes, surroundings, food and

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How To Get Along With Others (December 2005)

1.     Remember that you are special and so is everyone else. 2.     Pay attention when people speak to you. 3.     Say “Please” and “Thank you”. 4.     Treat others the way you want to be treated. 5.     Look at people when they speak to you. 6.     Keep your promises. 7.     Control your anger (try counting to ten.) 8.     Let people know

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Importance of Good Attitude (November 2005)

Our Good Attitude is: ·        Foundation of our thoughts and actions ·        Our frame of mind ·        What determines our behavior ·        A win win situation ·        Very important factor for succeeding in school How To Have a Good Attitude: ·        Always talk sympathetically ·        Try to help, not fight each other. ·        Listen to your parents and adults ·       

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Sanskaras (October 2005)

Sanskaras means making impression that would determine the future quality of life. These religious ceremonies ensure that individual follows the right path in their life. There are sixteen sanskaras. Sanskaras prevent an individual from joining undesirable company and influence him to become a useful citizen. The first sanskara marks the beginning of life and the final sanskara is performed at

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