Many ask how to practice traditional yoga while living in society, how to combine everyday social activities — work, communication with family, etc. — and deep, essential yoga practice. …


Patanjali defines yoga as “citta vritti nirodhah”, that is, stopping (nirodha) the vibrations (vritti) of the consciousness (citta). Let’s take a closer look at what chitta is, because consciousness is a fairly broad concept. Different teachings give their own interpretations of this term, but in fact, chitta manifests itself in…


We are usually tuned into the outer world, into society, into what we do. We are in some way tuning in with other people, with some kind of activities. Yoga begins when we tune in with ourselves, return to ourselves, try to catch our own vibration, feel the energy, breath…


Nath Yogi

Indian term Santosha derives from sam («completeness», «wholly») and toṣa («contentment», «satisfaction»). This is contentment by what you have in the moment. It sounds simple but has a deep influence on the life of every human being. It’s an important, necessary quality for yogin.

Inner contentment is a base of…


Pranayama, or breath and energy control, is one of the most important practices in Hatha Yoga. At first glance, pranayama is just a breathing exercise, and it seems that you just have to follow the technique correctly, and everything will work out. But it is not true. …


Brahmacharya is a widely used term in India and it may be explained in different ways by some Traditions or Gurus. It is very useful to know the literal meaning of this word.

Brahmacharya consist of “Brahman”, Supreme Reality or Absolute, and “charya” that means “following”, “behaviour”, “one who practices…


Second and also very important principle of Yama is Satya.

Let’s look into its meaning. Satya means “real” or “reality”, and “true”, “truth”, “truthful”. Nowadays some people explain this principle as “to be honest and speak only the truth”. But the meaning of Satya is much deeper and more complex…


Investigating the doctrine of Yoga, even in modern perspective, we find that Yoga contains some moral principles. These principles are called Yama and Niyama.

Unfortunately it is hard to find a comprehensive explanation of Yama and Niyama principles, and since many people don’t really understand the foundations of Yama-Niyama, especially…


In many ways, the goal determines the outcome and effectiveness of the practice. Unfortunately, in our time, yoga ceases to be yoga, because the goals it should be directed to are lost along the way and techniques without the goal are quite useless. With the information available to everyone, anyone…


Karma is quite a popular word nowadays. People use it all the time, sometimes not really understanding the true meaning behind it. So it’s just a new habit to say, “hey, do not spoil the karma!”.

Anyway for us as a spiritual practitioners this topic is very important in the…

Lakshminath

My full name is Yogi Lakshminath. I practice and teach traditional yoga (Natha Sampradaya). nathas.org/en/

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