Category Archives: Wisdom/Subtle Yoga

Dhyana mudra meditation for deep peace and serenity

As soon as I take dhyana mudra in meditation - the yogic hand gesture you see above - I feel a coming together and a circle of energy through my hands and around me. I feel grounded and stable. Dhyana mudra is sometimes also referred to as samadhi mudra. It instils calm and elevates our…
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Bhairava mudra meditation for harmony and balance

Bhairava mudra is one of a few mudras - yogic hand gestures - that are commonly taken for meditation practice. I find it gives an instant feeling of peacefulness. Traditionally, the right hand is placed on top of the left. Both hands rest in the lap during meditation. Bhairava mudra is said to harmonise the…
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How to create the perfect space for home practice

Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smouldering fires, and ugliness, and where the sound of waters and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation. Svetasvatara Upanishad As a teenager many years ago, I visited my late maternal grandmother's home on…
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The secrets of sustainable self-practice

On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Bhagavad Gita Yoga self-practice i.e. independent practice without a teacher, is such a common stumbling block. No time, no space, not experienced enough, no motivation. The list of reasons for not doing it seems endless. Or we begin with good intentions, and…
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