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Kośa (कोश): Taking Care of Vital Internal Organs

This article was written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and is reproduced here with his kind permission: One of the less known, but significant, teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya was about the maintenance of the health of vital organs of the body, the six kosas. He makes a pointed reference to it in his Yoga Rahasya. Kosa in […]

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Asmitā (अस्मिता)

This article is written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and is reproduced here with his kind permission: The Sanskrit root ‘as’ rhyming with ‘bus’ would mean ‘to be’. The sanskrit ‘as’ is like ‘is’ in English. ‘as’ becomes ‘asmi’ when conjugated in its first person, singular, present tense. Asmi means ‘am’. Just like the English ‘am’ refers […]

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Vyāhṛti-व्याहृति: beautiful, highly potent and meaningful mantras.

This article is written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and is reproduced here with his kind permission: The two most important mantras of the Vedas are Pranava (OM) and then the Gāytri. There is another mantra or a group of mantras used extensively, the vyahritis. Ahriti is to hold back whereas Vyahriti is to give out and […]

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