Svastha Wellness Blog

How the body influences the mind

If you give your cat a food that’s really tasty, you can imagine that she’s thrilled to eat it, just as we may enjoy ice cream or pizza. Tasty food is an experience to be enjoyed whether one is human or a cat!

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A bird’s bone doesn’t fly!

The sum is greater than the parts. Here’s a famous Greek legend you may have read. There once lived a great craftsman named Daedalus. He was imprisoned by Minos, King of Crete, in the labyrinth Daedalus himself built. (As with most interesting legends, there’s a backstory to this involving...

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It’s only a thought

Each one of us has a life story. We have an identity and a journey that feed our life story. We tend to view our life story as being constructed from the events in our life. But it’s not just the events that create our story.

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Linking Mind and Breath with Sound | Sound Meditation with Nitya Mohan

  Please accept Functional Cookies to watch this video. Cookie Settings Sound is one of the most powerful tools to engage with our breath and mind. Try this short guided practice with Nitya Mohan – using your own breath and voice. The practice will lead you to gently lengthening your breath… ...

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Peace lies within

Every life experience is internal to each individual. The objects or stimuli we experience may be initiated from the outside, but the experience takes place in our mind and our body. The state of yoga is also an experience, but it is unlike other common experiences. Yoga is the...

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Make change your ‘normal’

When you see an accomplished mimicry artist, you may realise how a famous actor has easily recognisable patterns of speech and body language. Every actor has a way he or she is “normally” on screen. All of us have these patterns. it has nothing to do with fame.

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The art of slowing down

Yoga is the practice of inner stillness. But modern life pushes us to the opposite. One of the main reasons for this is the feeling and habit of being rushed, of hurrying.

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Chant Poornamadah with Nitya Mohan

A beautiful chant from the Vedas, imbued with wholesome meaning. Consciousness is complete, boundless and timeless. The universe is complete too. From the union of the two arise infinite lives, complete in yet another way in its countless variety and change.

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Wherein lies the secret?

Foremost among ancient yoga texts is Patanjali’s Yogasutra, a text consisting of 195 terse aphorisms, or pithy sayings. Yogasutra, along with traditional commentaries on it, explains the practice of meditation and the psychology of yoga in detail.

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What is the difference between mindfulness, absorption, and contemplation?

What is common among these three? In all these three (mindfulness, absorption, and contemplation), you bring your attention to an experience or subject, and you sustain your attention on it, by your choice.

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