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How to Choose the Right Yoga Mat? – Natural Material Yoga Mat

Yogis in ancient India performed Yoga on bare ground in the midst of pristine nature. It had its advantages but the same nature environment cannot be replicated today. With Yoga booming around the world, products associated with Yoga are in high demand. The most popular product is the Yoga Mat. Here is an idea on how to choose the right yoga mat emphasis is on natural material yoga mat. Material  Natural Material Yoga Mat The best option is a natural mat made of Durva Grass (Bermuda grass). Durva Grass also known as Kusha Grass is associated with Lord Ganesha. Another option is ramacham mats. Ramacham is popularly known as vetiver, a perennial bunchgrass of the Poaceae family. It is sweet smelling. Durva Grass and Ramacham mats have additional health benefits. The next best option is the screw pine mat.  Another option is bamboo mat.  Yet another natural material yoga mat is made of Jute.  Other best options are organic cotton mats. While choosing natural materia

Garbhagriha in a Hindu Temple – Symbolism – Meaning – Significance

Garbhagriha in a Hindu temple is the place where the main deity is established. Meaning of Garbhagriha is the womb of the house – sanctum sanctorum. It is a small chamber and dark as a cave in a mountain. It is the main part of a Hindu temple constructed within and below the main structure. It is the innermost portion of the entire temple. This article explores the symbolism and significance of Garbhagriha. The Garbhagriha is secret and mysterious. It is not only the house of the germ and embryo of the temple. It also refers to self-realization a person who comes before it achieves. The person attains a new birth in its darkness. Darkness in the garbhagriha is the symbolic representation of the cosmic darkness that envelops the world at the end of a cycle of creation. The only source of light and creation is hidden in the darkness. This is the Supreme Truth or Brahman. In the Garbhagriha of a temple, this formless Supreme Truth takes a form to satisfy the devotee. Garbha

Ida Nadi

Ida Nadi is one among the 72,000 nadis (nerves) in the human body. As per Hatha Yoga Pradipika (IV. 18), prana (vital air) flows through this nadi. There are three important nerves. Susumna Nadi Ida Nadi Pingala Nadi Susumna Nadi is located inside the spine and extends from the lower part of the back to the head. Ida Nadi is located outside the spine on the left side and goes into the left nostril. Pingala Nadi is located outside the spine on the right side and goes into the right nostril. A normal person breathes only through Ida and Pingala. Rare yogis open the clogged passage of Susumna Nadi and breathe through it. Ida is also known as Chandra Nadi as breathing through it has a peaceful effect on the mind. Breathing through ida helps in reducing the body heat. Related What is Yoga? – Answer is Return to the Source What is all this here? Is there a life after death? Am I being constructive by being part of the rat race? What is the s

History of Spiritual Quest

In every nation, in myriads of aeons, under every sky, so far as we can trace from the beginning, men have paid homage to a god or gods in some form or other, and this instinct has been passed on through innumerable generations, swaying the feelings of mankind, and especially of individuals. But it is uncertain when religious conceptions were first framed. The Rig Veda is considered to be the oldest literary document in existence, and contains the original conception of God. … At the time of its production, the worship represented in the great number of hymns, is that of natural objects — Indra, the cloudless firmament; the Maruts, the winds; Ushas, the dawn; Vishnu, Surya, Agni, and a host of lesser deities. … The uniform testimony of history proves the religious instinct of mankind to develop itself in many directions, and farther examination shows that while one nation sought its gods in the powers of nature, others developed animal, ghost, fetish, ancestor, and hero-worship