Religion as a collection of technologies, not a dogmatic creed

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What is the definition of the word technology? The word has its origins in Greek in the word tekhnologia meaning ‘systematic treatment’. In the modern, industrial, capitalistic context this would mean a systematic treatment and application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes (purposes that produce measurable economic output). Now, what if the same analogy can be … Read more

Siddhayoni Asana (Sexual Energy Sublimation for Women): Procedure, Benefits, Precautions

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The meaning of the word “yoni” in Sanskrit is ‘womb’ or the ‘source.’ Siddhayoni Asana is a special asana for women that according to the theory of Yoga, stimulates the sexual energy stored in the mooladhara chakra and directs it upwards towards higher energy centers. Mention In Scriptures The Siddha Yoni Asana is a female … Read more

Kapalbhati Pranayama (Increase IQ) – Meaning, Procedure, Benefits, Precautions

Kapal Bhati

Kapalbhati belongs to one of the six shatkarma practices. In Sanskrit, the word Kapal means “cranium” or “forehead.” And the word Bhati means “light” and also “knowledge.” Therefore, kapalbhati pranayama is a practice that brings sharpness, illumination, and clarity to the prefrontal cortex region of the brain. Mention in Scriptures Translation: “Perform exhalation and inhalation … Read more

Bhramari Pranayama – Steps, Benefits, Side-effects & Nitrous Oxide

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The Sanskrit word Bhramari means “bee.” Therefore, Bhramari Pranayama is pranayama where the sounds produced while performing it are similar to one made by a black bee. It is amazing pranayama to relax the mind and improve sleep quality. Let’s learn about it in more depth. What is Bhramari Pranayama? (Mention in Scriptures) In Hatha … Read more

Are Chakras Real? (The Truth Based on Historical Research)

A 17th-century image of several chakras from Nepāl.

Almost every book on Yoga, Pranayama, or Tantra has a diagram that shows the seven chakras located at different positions on the body. But do these chakras actually exist physically or are they just metaphysical concepts? Did the Chakra system always exist in the ancient Yogic system or is it a recent invention? These are … Read more