Yoga

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Yoga for anxiety and depression

Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly popular in recent decades.

One national survey estimated, for example, that about 7.5% of U.S. adults had tried yoga at least once, and that nearly 4% practiced yoga in the previous year.

Yoga classes can vary from gentle and accommodating to strenuous and challenging; the choice of style tends to be based on physical ability and personal preference. Hatha yoga, the most common type of yoga practiced in the United States, combines three elements: physical poses, called asanas; controlled breathing practiced in conjunction with asanas; and a short period of deep relaxation or meditation.

Many of the studies evaluating yoga's therapeutic benefits have been small and poorly designed. However, a 2004 analysis found that, in recent decades, an increasing number have been randomized controlled trials -- the most rigorous standard for proving efficacy.

Diabetes



Symptoms: Incessant desire for urination, burning sensation in the urinary tract, continuous thirst and sweet taste in the mouth, attraction of flies and ants towards the urine, headache, dizziness, pale and dry skin, becoming old in appearance at a young age, discomfort all over the body, etc., taken together, are the indications of diabetes. It is often found that diabetic persons suffer from cataracts.

Causes: It is not always the case that sugar is present in the urine of diabetes patients. Diabetes with sugar in the urine is called “somaroga” or “madhumeha”. Diabetes without sugar is called “mu´tra´tisa´ra” or “udakameha”.

Lecture on Yoga-Meditation at Richland

Dada Shubhacetanananda talked on Yoga Meditation among religion students at Richland college on Feb. 11, 2008.

Dr. Ravi Batra's Meditation Questions, Answers

Speech of Dr Ravi Batra on Meditation

Introduction to Monastics

Introduction to Monastics
Monastic Definition: A monk or Nun who practices religious asceticism, the conditioning of mind and body for initiations and service to humanity, and does so living either alone or with any number of like-minded people, while always maintaining some degree of separation from those not sharing the same purpose. A monk or nun is considered a monastic by taking an oath or vow dedicating their lives to serve God through a religious organization and philosophy. The concept of monastic life is ancient and can be seen in many religions and in many philosophies.

Rajadhiraja News Edition 2

Namaskar,
Wish you a very happy new year 2009!

You can view the online version of this newsletter at http://www.rajadhirajayoga.net/newsletter_edition_2

In this issue
1. A'nanda Va'nii 2009
2. Article of the month - Rajadhiraja Yoga
3. News Roundup
4. Quiz of the month


1. A'nanda Va'nii 2009

Taking refuge unto Him means merging one's egoistic vanity into Him. Attainment of the supreme would be difficult for those who would consider the account of again or loss one incurs in attaining Him. If some one
considers about the loss or gain in merging into Him, how then can one surrender his petty unit "I" to Thee. His such worm-damaged mental petals of flowers shall be of no use in worshiping the Lord. Forgetting everything,

Yoga Anyone?

Yoga anyone?
By Onkarnath Pandey and Shambhu Sharan
Special to the News Register

Happiness is in the mind, and the mind is supported by the body – a healthy mind lives in a healthy body. Your happiness depends on your mind and it depends on your body. Without physical health you can't be completely happy, and without mental happiness you can't be completely healthy. Health is a positive state; not just the absence of a negative one.

Yoga means “to unify.” It's the holistic approach to all aspects of life: physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga views the person as a whole; as a unique combination of body, mind and soul, and its techniques maintain that body-mind-soul harmony.

By practicing this technique, you can expect the following benefits:

• Increase health, longevity and resistance to sickness
• Attain inner happiness and stress-free environment
• Stamina, vitality, zest for life
• Clarity, concentration and memory
• Increase mental power for more effective study
• Self-confidence and awareness
• Increase creativity and problem solving capacity
• Love for all

Prevention is better than cure.

Nobody can deny that to prevent an illness is far better than to have to cure one. So it's important to live a life that prevents illness from developing, rather than to have to deal with it afterwards. We want to be healthy and stay that way.

Know yourself; take responsibility for your own health; be your own doctor. I'm not saying you're never going to need specialized medical treatment, but at least you can minimize the chance of needing it. What's the use of going to the doctor for something you can cure ten times easier yourself? Or even better, something you could have prevented yourself, with no extra demand on your time or your finances!

Well, the good news is you can start from today! It's not a matter of learning – just knowing what are the right things to do. And it's the doing that counts.

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