Hindu Dharma
Balinese Hinduism, (Indonesian: Hindu Dharma), is the form of Hinduism practiced by the majority of the population of Bali. This is particularly associated with the Balinese people residing on the...
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Norwich's Eileen Ash turns 105 - and puts long life down to yoga, driving and... wine
She's the great-grandmother from Norwich who has lived through two world wars, worked for MI6, played test cricket for England - and now has TWO birthday mes...
How this granny got her spine back
At 85 years young, Anna Pesce discovered yoga, which transformed her life and her body. Anna suffered from decades of severe scoliosis and was even wheelchai...
This Swedish Pilot Does Yoga Around The World And Her Selfies Are Taking Internet By Storm
We don't often get to see the casual side of commercial airline pilots, but Maria Pettersson isn't an ordinary airline pilot. She's also an internet sensation
96-year-old Holds The World Record For Oldest Yoga Teacher
96-year-old Holds The World Record For Oldest Yoga Teacher.
Stampede Near Saudi Holy City Kills More Than 700 On Hajj Pilgrimage
A stampede among Muslim worshipers near the Saudi holy city of Mecca left more than 700 people dead and hundreds more injured Thursday at the height of the annual hajj pilgrimage — the backdrop for si...
Cuban Americans Make Pilgrimages To See The Pope In Their Native Land
The Miami International Airport was busier than usual Friday as hundreds headed to the island. The regular bedlam of long ticket lines and spinning luggage machines at the Miami International Airport...
A Skeptic’s Pilgrimage in Spain
he road is just wide enough for a pick-up truck loaded with building supplies to rumble higher up into the hills that overlook Baños de Montemayor, still terraced after 17 or 18 centuries. The road is...
Yogi Reveals Secret to Living to 130 - 95-Year-Old Yoga Teacher Kazim Gurbuz
There are many health books and exercises — even a soup recipe — that claim to help you live to be 100 years old. But Turkish yoga guru Kazim Gurbuz says that, in reality, you don't need magical foods...
Indian 'holy man' perplexes doctors
Doctors and experts are baffled by an Indian man who claims not to have eaten or drunk anything for 70 years - but is still in perfect health. A team of scientists and doctors in Sterling Hospital, in...
Is Yoga Best at Night or in Early Morning?
Whether you’re a morning person up at the crack of dawn, or a night owl, the good news about yoga is that you can do it anytime you like. You could even do both: an active practice to get you going in...
The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Turns 97 Today: Happy Birthday, Tao!
Today at 97-years-old, Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world's oldest living yoga teacher, recognized by the Guinness World Records since 2012. The former actress/model is also a celebrated ballroom dancer,
Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks
Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University. The study was led by a Harvard...
Why Does Anyone Do Yoga, Anyway?
New studies show yoga helps keeps your brain young. But is that all yoga does for us? After my last weekend of yoga teacher training, a friend asked me at dinner, “Why do you do yoga? So you can learn...
Yoga: 15 facts you always wanted to know
Yoga's huge cannon of tradition, history and philosophy can make it seem mysterious. Ashtanga teacher and practitioner Emma Hicks pinpoints 15 important facts about the practice, from an Ashtanga view...
Millions pull out their mats for International Yoga Day
Gatherings around the world celebrate the benefits of the exercise that stretches muscles, calms mind Millions of people celebrated the first International Yoga Day, rolling out their mats and strikin...
History of Hinduism
Hinduism comprises a wide variety of related religious traditions native to India. Its history overlaps or coincides with the development of religion in India since the Iron Age, with some of its trad...
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Hindu denominations
Hinduism is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent. It comprises three major traditions, Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism, whose followers considered Shiva, Vishnu and Shakti (also called ...
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God in Hinduism
In Hindu monotheism, the concept of God varies from one sect to another.Hinduism (by its nature as a regional rather than a doctrinal religious category) is not exclusively monotheistic, and has been ...
Karma in Hinduism
Karma is a concept in Hinduism which explains causality through a system where beneficial effects are derived from past beneficial actions and harmful effects from past harmful actions, creating a sys...
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Purusharthas
Puruṣārtha (Sanskrit पुरुषार्थ) literally means an "object of human pursuit". It is a key concept in Hinduism, and refers to the four proper goals or aims of a human life. The four puruṣārthas are Dha...
Initiation in Hinduism
Diksa (Sanskrit: दीक्षा in Devanagari, dīkṣā, Tamil: தீட்சை) also spelled deeksha or deeksa in common usage, translated as a "preparation or consecration for a religious ceremony", is giving of a mant...
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Yoga
Yoga (/ˈjoʊɡə/; Sanskrit: योग, Listen) is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline that denotes a variety of schools, practices and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism (including Vajrayana and...
Puja (Hinduism)
Pūjā is a prayer ritual performed by Hindus to host, honour and worship one or more deities, or to spiritually celebrate an event. Sometimes spelled phonetically as pooja or poojah, it may honour or c...
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Yajna
In Hinduism, Yagna (Sanskrit: यज्ञ; IAST: yajña, also transliterated yagya, Yagna or yadnya) or yagam (Tamil: யாகம்), is a ritual of offerings accompanied by chanting of Vedic mantras (also...
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Murti
In Hinduism, a murti (Devanagari: मूर्ति), or murthi, or vigraha or pratima typically refers to an image that expresses a Divine Spirit (murta). Meaning literally "embodiment", a murti is a represent...
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Mandir
A Hindu temple (Sanskrit: मन्दिर mandir, प्रासाद prāsāda) is a house of god(s). It is a space and structure designed to bring human beings and gods together, infused with symbolism to express the idea...
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Hindu iconography
Over the millennia of its development Hinduism has adopted several iconic symbols, forming part of Hindu iconography, that are imbued with spiritual meaning based on either the scriptures or cultural...
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Japa
Japa (Sanskrit: जप) is a spiritual discipline involving the meditative repetition of a mantra or name of a divine power. The mantra or name may be spoken softly, enough for the practitioner to he...
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Mantra
"Mantra" (/ˈmæntrə, ˈmɑːn-, ˈmʌn-/; Sanskrit: मन्त्र) means a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual po...
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