• What is Yoga?

    YOGA is an extremely complex spiritual tradition, having a history older than five thousand years. It possesses a very rich and extensive literature. YOGA is what we traditionally call “the knowledge of liberation”. We all seek, consciously or not, to rise above the limited notion of what we are. More exactly, we seek to rise
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  • ASANA or body posture in YOGA

    by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru In yoga, ASANA is considered a simultaneous work of vibrating in unison with the infinitude, of the body, soul and mind. ASANA is a quiescent posture with a specific concentration. It is more than just a physical exercise; it is a modality of psychosomatic integration. This gentle and full of
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  • The Art of Blessing

    What is the art of blessing The world exists, from a certain point of view, to awaken the faith in God in us. The Art of Blessing is the first essential step which the human being can take towards God. If the Art of Blessing awakens the faith in God in us in the beginning,
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  • Integral Yoga

    We all want true and lasting happiness. We find this happiness in many ways, depending on the level of spiritual development we have attained at any given time. It is important to reach true happiness. A genuine and efficient Spiritual path will offer ways and modalities to develop all aspects of our being so we can reach
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  • The Yogic Yang Spiral Meditation

    by Gregorian Bivolaru The yang spiral meditation is a form of group meditation unique to the yoga branches of the AtmanInternational Yoga Organization. These meditations are organised to be performed in unison throughout the various branches of ATMAN such as TARA Centre UK , NATHA Denmark and MISA Romania. The aim of the yang spiral meditation is to bring into
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  • YOGA: a short definition

    by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru YOGA is a genuine science of the human being and also a quite rigorous discipline, which unfortunately got rather coarsened and degraded in the West. As a term, YOGA stems in the Indo-European root, that could go in English for YOKE or JOIN, GATHER, MERGE, or BRING TOGETHER. In Sanskrit,
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  • Yoga and positive thinking

    Positive thinking is considered in yoga a success’ sine qua non condition, whether it is about success in yoga practice or in any other benefic action we want to. The reason why yoga puts such a high price on positive thinking is the knowledge of the occult law of resonance. According to it, our thoughts
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  • Essential Elements Regarding MAHASHIVARATRI, the Great Festival of Shiva

    In India, Mahashivaratri, the spiritual night of Shiva, is traditionally consecrated to Paramashiva (the Supreme Shiva). Shiva’s devotees unanimously consider it as being the most sacred night of the year. The night of Mahashivaratri is the night before the day of the New Moon in February – March (according to the Indian astrological system – the
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  • Three Fundamental Conditions to Have a Healthy Life

    by Andrei Gamulea, AYURVEDA teacher For anyone, at any age The ancient science of life – AYURVEDA – states that in order to reach and maintain a good state of health and harmony the human being must observe three basic conditions: Healthy and natural diet; Proper regenerating rest; Perfect control over the sexual-creative potential. When
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  • The mysterious influences of colours over human beings

    by Andrei Gamulea, AYURVEDA teacher Colours are present everywhere Our whole existence is covered with colours: the wonderful colours from nature, the colours of the objects in our home, the colours of our clothes, the colours of walls from the rooms, the colours of buildings, the colours of cars and different vehicles we are travelling
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  • Introduction to Ayurveda

    Ayurveda represents a complex system of natural healing that originated in India. In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda means ”The science of life”. ”Ayus” means ”life” and it refers to the fundamental energy of life. ”Veda” means knowledge or, in other words, science. Ayurveda therefore represents an invaluable treasure of theoretical and practical knowledge that helps
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  • Ayurveda – the science and art of healing

    Ayurveda is simple because it uses general principles, synthesized as a result of a long, direct practice. The simplicity of Ayurveda is due to the fact that this science has reached the essence and for this reason it cannot be considered as being superficial or reduced. The traditional Ayurvedic system is, at the same time,
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  • The present interest in the Ayurvedic system

    Today, knowledge of the Ayurvedic system has become more and more widespread. Unlike many other systems of alternative medicine, Ayurveda started to be known in very many countries of the world. What the Ayurvedic system offers to the modern man is a broad, encompassing perspective, very accessible and perfectly natural for maintaining health. Ayurveda reflects
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  • Practical modalities of the Ayurvedic system

    Ayurveda is a very practical system to protect and restore health. Its methods are accessible and easy to apply and also inexpensive. Ayurveda also contains objective knowledge that only direct experience can reveal. Practical ayurvedic methods are non-traumatic, non-invasive, and do not interfere with other forms of treatment. They can intensify the effect of almost
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  • Yoga and food

    Yoga considers the balanced lacto-vegetarian food that had completely excluded meat as a source of perfect health that will generate as inner reflex of our psyche an euphoric, complex state, quite consonant, consequent to the resonance to the subtle cosmic energies more or less in our proximity (i.e. up to a cosmic scale). Besides, the
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  • Yoga and faith

    by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru Wise yogis consider that can means, first of all, to intensely and stronglybelieve in the unlimited secret possibilities of our being that needs to be in as much harmony with the entire Macrocosmos as possible. But, if to know indeed means, actually, can, to strongly believe represents much more than that, as this expresses the access to unlimited divine power itself. This is
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  • Yoga and women

    by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru In most cases, women have no idea of the heritage they were naturally given. Their heritage is a big energy potential that is absolute necessary to spiritual life. Due to the lack of experience, this receptive female potential is often underestimated or never taken enough into consideration. In the present
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  • Yoga and the Western Philosophy

    by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru A more accurate understanding of the Eastern philosophy is nowadays possible through Yoga. The East has already entered the History circuit and the European Conscience is stimulated to take the philosophies of the peoples present in History more seriously. On the other hand, the European conscience is more and more used to
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  • Yoga and parapsychology

    by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru Yoga tradition has several legends upon great yogis’ wonderful lives and miraculous deeds. Even contemporary great yogis are capable of spontaneously realizing miracles or “paranormal phenomena”, in other words. The numerous unusual deeds in great yogis’ stories evoke the vast and complex problem of spirituality-parapsychology relation or, in this case,
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  • Yoga and family planning

    When they want to have children, each family or couple evidently wants them to be harmonious, healthy and intelligent. More than that, parents think in advance to have a “daughter” or a “son”. Nowadays, science has found modalities that help parents to know the sex of the future baby. Millennium yoga tradition offers simple methods
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  • Yoga and resonance

    According to yoga wisdom, everything is resonance The links that meet and sustain the elements of the Universe (things, beings, processes, created phenomena) have as basis the resonance phenomenon. Due to the resemblance between them, phenomena, objects or subtle energies harmonize, simultaneously vibrate, mutually and selectively evoking each other, by remote action, just like in
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  • Yoga and sexuality

    by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru The genuine yoga tradition unveils a completely different approach in love and sexuality, highly more positive and plenary, unlike the confused and grotesque vision proper to most of the western people, either intoxicated or improperly educated. The ancient philosophies acknowledged that the high pleasure shared between the two lovers in
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  • The 24 Hour Prayer

    Sanskrit Scriptures clearly state that if we speak to God for one day and one night without interruption, He will answer us. More precisely, we will truly be able to understand His answers, because of the accelerated elevation of our instruments of perception. Despite the method being extremely simple compared to the greatness and happiness
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  • The Ineffable Sense of Sacredness – is that the seventh sense?

    by Gregorian Bivolaru “There is a fundamental need for the human nature, an essential goal of the incarnated life – that of pursuing, consciously or not, the infinite experience starting from a finite ground.” (Sri Aurobindo) Have you ever considered what makes you strongly believe in your ideals and stick to them? Have you noticed
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  • Tantra Yoga – a global and profound vision of reality

    A synthesis by yoga professor Gregorian Bivolaru There often is a tendency to oppose the will of asceticism and of denial of the touchable world – specific to yoga, to the systematical use of the manifestation, in all its aspects-which is specific to tantrism, or by other words to oppose the transcendence to the immanence
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  • Inspiring thoughts regarding the Spiritual Guide – aspirant relationship

    by yoga teacher Nicolae Catrina The essence of the relationship between the Spiritual Guide and the aspirant can never be known only from the outside, because in fact it can never be an object of knowledge for those who are not ready to identify with that ineffable, mysterious state experienced by an aspirant on the Spiritual
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  • Mauna – a source of silence and energy

    by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru Once, long ago, a disciple named Bhaskali approached his Guru, Bhava, and asked him: “Where is The Eternal and what does The Supreme Absolute mean, who is Brahman (God, The Father) that theUpanishads talk about? However, his master didn’t reply, but he remained silent. The disciple insisted and asked him again and again, but in
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  • Kundalini – the fundamental energy

    Kundalini is the energy that exists in a latent state in man at the base of the spinal column. When this force is “awakened”, it springs upwards (or downwards if the person is practising the headstand position ”Shirshasana”). It moves along the central axis of the body (the spinal column) towards the crown or lotus on
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  • The Reality of «I Am», A Reality of the Self

    “That (the Self) is in motion. The Self is motionless. The Self is remote. The Self is also close. The Self is inside everything. The Self is outside of everything.” ISHA UPANISHAD (1-5) The Projection of the Spiritual Heart Meditation on the question “who am I?” is one of the methods that enables the yogi
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  • Karma Yoga – The Yoga of daily life

    Motto:“In a state of detachment perform what has to be done, no matter what it is, and never wish to assume the fruits of your doings”” Karma yoga represents one of the four main classic forms of Yoga.Karma Yoga represents a starting point and is an essential part of the teachings of Bhagavad Gita, this serves as sufficient ground for
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  • The main goal in Karma Yoga

    Swami Vivekananda describes the ideal of Karma yoga as follows: “The ideal human being is the one who amidst the deepest silence and the biggest solitude finds the most intense activity, and the one who amidst the most intense activity finds the silence and solitude of the desert.” “The Karma yogi doesn’t need to believe in any doctrine. He may
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  • The efficiency of the Karma Yoga system

    Irrespective of the way we represent our spiritual goal, this can be attained through one of the forms of Yoga. Enlightenment (mokña), is defined in Hinduism as the communion with the Divine in all forms, the attainment of the divine plane of consciousness, the anchoring of consciousness in the Ultimate Truth, the attainment of a bigger
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  • The Specific Technique in Karma Yoga

    The theoretical grounds and techniques of action in Karma yoga are clearly stated by Kåñna in the Bhagavad Gita, with the only observation that the order in which these ideas are presented is not the most convenient for Western people. Briefly, the wise teachings of Kåñna are: 1. One can not be without action, even for a second.
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  • Karma Yoga and the sense of responsibility

    We have seen that, broadly speaking, the Karma yoga system can be resumed in four principles: Do not consider any detached action as being without importance, negligible and incompatible with the role we may think we have to play in life as Karma yogi-s. Do not egotistically desire or fear the results of your completely detached actions, which you accomplish
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  • Combining Karma Yoga with other forms of Yoga

    The practice of the Karma yoga system can be combined with the practice of other forms of yoga, especially Bhakti Yoga, Hatha Yoga,Raja yoga, Laya Yoga. This is one of the main themes of Kåñna‘s teachings exposed in Bhagavad Gita. On this subject I will give several quotes: “Abandon and offer all your works to the Divine.” “No matter what you do, do
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  • Complete freedom through Karma Yoga

    Every authentic Spiritual path, every religion, every important philosophical system are all expressing in specific forms the fundamental effort of the human being towards Liberation. Consciously or unconsciously, everything in this Universe evolves faster or slower towards the same essential goal. This Universe, even though it is gigantic, is just a part of an infinite existence.
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  • Consecration – offering the fruits of our actions to God

    conference by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru Time devours everything except those who have attained immortality. We can say that the human being can approach God when he consecrates everything he does. The moment he offers the fruits of his actions to God, and God receives this gift, as a fruit which is not to be
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  • Aphorisms About Meditation

    by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru The profound yogic meditation on God the Father can also be considerred a novel form of prayer, as the one who practices it prays in this way both in Spirit and in Truth. The profound yogic meditation allows a better control over the senses and that is why it improves
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  • Let God have the first place in your life!

    Faith can work miracles by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru You must always give God the first place, no matter what you do that is important. If you don’t give God the fundamental place in your life, you therefore miss the chance to ceaselessly feel him there, which implies you cannot relish his omnipresence. This means
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  • Some thoughts about humility and its price in the spiritual practice

    by yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru Motto: “He who will humble himself will be uplifted to God. He who will be full of vanity will therefore go down (crumble)” The traditional spiritual doctrines all together require to give up the “I” and “mine”, which become relative as compared to the DIVINE SELF (Atman) and to the divine
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  • The seven stages of the spiritual evolution

    In his spiritual evolution, man passes through different stages, each of them having some specific characteristics. Recognizing these characteristics can open the path toward superior levels which leads us to perfection. The first stage emphasizes ignorance or total lack of knowledge and even of information concerning the nature of the spirit and of reality. This is,
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  • The cow in pink shoes

    An allegorical story by Gregorian Bivolaru Once upon a time, there was a marvelous cow, with a great udder; there was no cow alike in the world. We may say that was a unique cow. It used to give enormous amount of good milk everyday. As it grew famous, lots of people would come over and
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