Hanuman the Monkey God

Hanuman, aided Lord Rama in his expedition against evil forces, is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu pantheon. Hanuman is worshiped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. Hanuman's tale in the epic Ramayana - where he is assigned the responsibility to locate Rama's wife Sita abducted by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka — is known for its astounding ability to inspire and equip a reader with all the ingredients needed to face ordeals and conquer obstructions in the way of the world. The Birth of Hanuman Vrihaspati had an attendant called Punjikasthala, who was cursed to assume the form of a female monkey — a curse that could only be reversed if she would give bir

Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar is performed early in the morning. The routine consists of 12 forward and backward bending movements that stretch and flex the back. Surya Namaskar has a deep effect in detoxing the organs through relaxing asanas. The flowing series of 12 yoga postures are described below: 1. Pranamasana Stand erect with feet together. Join the palms together in front of the chest in a namaskar mudra. Concentrate on standing straight, steady and in a meditative mood. This posture helps to induce a state of introversion, relaxation and calmness. It activates the anahata chakra or pranic centre – an energy centre located in the heart region. Breathing: Slow and steady breathing. 2. Hasta Uttana

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