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Monday, 19 March 2018

March 19, 2018

Are you a woman and you wonder how it is to come to India alone?

In case you are wondering if it’s safe for woman to travel alone, don’t worry. I had this picture of India as dangerous country for woman because western media many times showed us only the bad experience of women. In western media you don’t really see the hospitality of Indian people. But they are actually really helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask them.

Of course there are some essential rules which you like woman should respect.
Indeed it’s not wise to walk alone on the dark street at night. Better ask someone to give you a lift or accompany you. Local people will be more than happy to get you safely to your destination.

You should also be careful about your dress code. It’s always highly recommended to see what is good to wear in a country you plan to visit. For public placesin India I would suggest all women not to wear tight clothes. Anyway causal clothes are more comfortable if it’s hot weather, don’t you think? JShorts and T-shirt with plunging neckline is not the best choice. For ashrams you should cover your shoulders and generally wear decent clothes.

If you follow such basic instructions, you will be all right. I would personally advise you to have positive mind-set and try to attract nice experience to your life. Try to picture your journey without any serious problem. This can really influence your experience while travelling.

Another personal experience… I am a blond green eye young women thus not really typical characteristic for India, right. J And what I find out interesting is the way how people literally stare at me. It didn’t surprise me they want to take a photo with me, but what I found out a bit unusual for me was the intense gaze of locals.
Firstly I thought what do they want to do to me? But after a couple weeks here I realized it’s just their curiosity about my physical character. I become more aware of the kindness and benignity of Indian people. I found out that if people look at me, it doesn’t necessarily mean they want to hurt me. 

There is no bad intention in the gaze. Generally people don’t want to hurt you here because it’s against their culture. As I already wrote you, they believe in karma, so they try to do good actions. That is their dharma, not to hurt people. As soon as you become aware of this, you will enjoy your stay in India for sure.

And one last advice I will give you today. In case people are too importunate, ignore them, walk away or say really clearly you don’t need anything from them. J That will solve most of your problems.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

January 03, 2018

International Yoga Festival 2018

Join us at the 2018 annual International Yoga Festival – bringing together yogons from all cultures, colors and beliefs into one global yogi family, developing global consciousness and bringing healing to the planet of a person at a time!

Come to the home of Rishikesh, cradle of yoga and yoga in the capital of the world, the home of the ancient yogis, sages and seers. Each year, the International Yoga Festival grows and develops, embracing more and more people around the world. In 2017, we had nearly 2,000 participants from 101 countries!
Connect with yogis and conscious, like-minded shape shifters from all parts of the world. It does not matter if you are already undergoing a transformation, or if you are already an active co-creator of your own divine life or want to become one - the festival is for everyone! Make friends with the community becomes a family for life.
In the 7-day immersion and celebration, you have the opportunity to embrace spiritual leaders, yoga teachers, progressive thought leaders and wellness experts from around the world. Wake up to the best version of yourself and turn on your inner light through this inevitable event. The program offers a wide range of options, from Kundalini sadhana to 4 am for intensely engaged and ending at 9.30 pm a traditional cultural song and dance, kirtan and enlightened animation on the banks of the Ganges. You can customize each day according to your personal needs. We also have a Sacred Sound scene so you can relax with the power of sound.
1st to 7th March 2018.
The celebration of yoga, the International Yoga Festival is a harmonious event organized on the banks of the Ganges River in a spiritual atmosphere created by the Holy River Ganges. The festival tries to promote the harmony of the body, mind and soul. He practices some of the ancient techniques and sessions of yoga and meditation. The most important functions include sessions on Pranayama, Hatha Yoga and Jog Nidra.
Along with all the branches of yoga, there are numerous meditative sessions of Agnihotra, Ajapa Japa, Antara Mauna, Chakra Sudhi, and Chidakasha Dharma. All sessions are conducted by experienced yoga practitioners in the ashram complex.
In addition to learning the ancient art of uniting the body, mind and soul, the festival is an excellent opportunity to learn about aspects of Indian culture. Sattvic food, friendly people, modest accommodations clean your system
The true religious spirit of Rishikesh is more than a weekend from bhajans and "Kirtans". Experience the bliss of Rishikesh in the air.

Based on the traditional origin of yoga, the International Yoga Festival includes the traditional yoga lines of India. The masters of yoga schools and styles share their knowledge to festival participants.The weekly festival includes over 70 hours of yoga classes under the guidance of the world-class yoga teachers practicing many styles of yoga, including Iyengar Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Power Vinyasa Yoga. Satsang, the divine words of venerated saints and spiritual masters, contribute to the holistic wellness of yoga. The schedule of the International Yoga Week is changing day by day.

Places to visit around Rishikesh

Rishikesh is one of the holiest places in Uttarakhand. The gateway is Garhwal Himalayas, the town is blissful. Along with attending the International Yoga Festival, visit Laxman Jhula, Neelhantha Mahadev Temple, the ashrams, temples and so many more places including Haridwar. You can also make Rishikesh Char Dhaman other pilgrimage sites high up in Himalayas. Also Rishikesh is the best destinations for adventure in India. Some of the activities you could indulge in include white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, trekking, flying fox and camping among others.
Thank You
Chandra Yoga International, Rishikesh.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

December 03, 2017

Our Lifeline- Ida, Pingala, Sushumna, and Breathing-

Ida, Pingala, Sushumna, and Breathing-
In yogic diction, the spine has a channel of energy known as Sushumna. This is the main “Nadi”- meaning channel- which directs an electric current up and down the spine. There are two supporting Nadis running along either side of the Sushumna. There are called Ida and Pingala. Ida is the left channel of energy. This, as yogic say, is our “feminine channel.” It corresponds with energy from the moon (lunar). This channel cools the body. Pingla, the right, is our “masculine.” Working with sun energy (solar), it heats the body, like a braid, Ida and Pingala energy criss-cross at the Sushumna. Creating a vortex of energy. This cause a spinning to occur at seven specific centers along the spine. These spinning, vortex-like centers are what we know as “chakras.” Each spin at their own vibration, increasing as they increase along the subtitle body of the spine. (Which is often why you hear spiritual practitioners say they are living the “right vibe “life!)

In terms of breathing and Ida and Pingala's relationship to this bodily function, we must ask: Did you ever wonder why we have two nostrils? If you’re thinking its’ for breathing, you must take note how you can- and often do – only breathe out of one nostril. The same applies to the sensation of smell. So why two? We have two nostrils to balance our body temperature and create balance within our body, it’s called “Equilibration.”

Most commonly, one nostril is more active than the other, this is based on our physical and mental needs. Every two to three hours our dominant nostril changes, however, a change can also happen suddenly depending on environment and a person’s needs.

When both nostrils are working together, the Sushumna Nadi is active, allowing one to receive an optimum level of spiritual connection. It’s in these times, one will experience feelings of clarity, lightness, and togetherness as well, Activities in these states of equilibrium often include meditation, or the doing we enjoy most. It is in these moments of bliss when both nostrils are working one knows they have accessed the super consciousness. 

To know more knowledge about our Nadis- Ida Pingala and Sushumna, Chakras, Kundalini and how they connect with our life and breath. Interested Yoga and Meditation practitioners can ask their questions or can join our upcoming workshops on Nadis, Chakras and Kundalini in Rishikesh, India. To book your space, Please visit Chandra Yoga International

December 03, 2017

How much knowledge can we humans have..?

 Today, we are living in a modern civilization in this time, and in the last thousand years we have learned so many things from the origin of human beings and have invented various types, in the last 100 years With the advancement of science, we have achieved modern knowledge by speeding up our understanding and we have learned so much.

So the question is how much else is left to know for us?
How many more inventions are there now?
Is there any limit to the knowledge of the human brain?
Can we ever say that we have all known now?
Will there be a time when we will able to say that there is nothing to know more and is it possible?
If yes, then how will that time be when nothing will be left to know? If not, then why cannot we all know?
And are we using this modern knowledge right way and for right things?

After thinking a lot, I remembered what I had read in some Indian philosophy scriptures, I had read that this human body and mind are mortal and there is a limit to its knowledge, we cannot even know everything by learning modern way, because of complete knowledge of the universe is infinite, our consciousness is not on that level where we are able to know and understand everything that is the right and the truth. We have many illusions and spoiling with our modern knowledge and we discover most of the modern knowledge for our comfort and power.

Also We with our modern knowledge We have broken many rules of nature for modern construction and modernization of our facilities and the world, at our convenience, we stopped the natural streams of rivers by constructing large dams to make electricity for our convenience, forests Cutting down the natural habitats of animals, industrialization and polluting water and air through the vehicles. Or to name the defense has aroused as a threat to the entire planet by nuclear bombs and so on.

We have known many good things from our knowledge, invented many good, but due to this modern knowledge, many evils have been given birth by humans, which one day can eliminate great destruction and complete human civilization.
 I think that only to a limit, we can break the rules of nature according to its convenience, nature will react once, it will be difficult to control that natural reaction. From time to time nature keeps us indirectly through earthquake, tsunami and various disasters.
But we do not understand and continually abuse our knowledge,

Now, if we thirst for seeing from a spiritual perspective how much human knowledge has acquired from all cosmic knowledge, then through an example of Indian philosophy, we have understood it -
It has been said here that if the entire cosmic knowledge is the ocean, then we have been taught the knowledge of human beings in thousands of years, like a drop, and we are misusing it also.

Are our new discovery and modern knowledge taking us in the right direction?
I understand that to get an answer, we should know yoga scriptures,

By taking meditation, Samadhi etc. in Yoga, we can gain more and clearer knowledge of the universe knowledge by increasing our consciousness to a higher level by the practice of meditation and Samadhi, this knowledge is constructive, pure and adaptable to nature and it will be great for all of us.

So we should go back to nature and we should go to yoga and meditation to learn more and to be a great human also to save our home this beautiful earth. 

Please visit our Chandra Yoga international for more information 

Saturday, 2 December 2017

December 02, 2017

What is meditation ?

 What is Meditation?

To understand meditation first, we should realize levels of our mind. After the finding of levels of our consciousness, we can prepare for the further journey of Meditation. 

There are four levels of mind-

1. Consciousness
2. Subconsciousness
3. Unconsciousness and
4. Superconsciousness

     Consciousness- Generally, this stage of the mind is active most of the time in our life. When we are conscious, our senses (Eyes, Ears, Nose, Tongue, Skin) and body organs are active. We can quickly make some sense and body organs based activities, like- see, hear, smell, taste, and touch.

     Our desires based on sense and body organs related activities, like- we think to eat tasty food, we like to see beautiful things, beautiful places, and people, etc., During this level of mind, we only try to find happiness through our sense or body organs. We want to hear kind and polite words; We love to smell good things etc., means we only focus on getting pleasure by materialistic things.  

To enter into meditation, the first step is- we should be free from senses related attachments means we need freedom from our conscious mind. It does not mean, we should leave everything and go to forest for meditation. We can do meditation with materialistic things but we shouldn't have attachments with those things. 
We should have the ability to meditation anywhere; it can be done in any comfortable house or any hut. We should not depend on senses pleasure for our happiness, but we can enjoy with senses places without became attached to them. 

According to Yogis, there are two different ways of Meditation-

1. Make distance from all materialistic things and go in forest or Ashrams to practice Meditation. 

 2. We can live like an average person but do not be attached to worldly things. 

2.    Subconsciousness- This is a house of our stored active memory. Whatever, we have learned in this life and knew about this World, this all knowledge stores in this subconscious mind.  When we think about past or future that time our sub-conscious account is active and all thoughts come from the subconscious mind. To practice meditation, we should have control of this subconscious mind. If this it is not under control we will not have power on thoughts and thoughts will come up continuously about past and future,
 It will make us so busy and we will not be able to concentrate and will not ready to go in meditation.
      Unconscious mind- This house is related with nonactive memory and also house of our past karmas (actions which we did in past). Generally this unconscious is not active, thought do not come up from this house but time to time in life this mind is activates and bring good and bad things in our life. Indian philosophy believes in karmas, so we can say our past karmas and their results sleeping in this mind and activates time to time as our good and bad luck. There are so many ways to read and know this unconscious mind, and one medium is astrology. Through Astrology, we can understand about our future. Astrology is kind of calculation that helps us to read our unconscious mind. The sleeping stage is also known as inert mind.

4.    Superconscious mind- This is a central house of mind. When the consciousness reaches this level, then it gets free from all kinds of illusions and attachments and able to take better decisions. In this stage of mind, we can think positive; we can feel refreshments and energetic. When we reach on superconscious level, then we live with ourselves. In this stage, our willpower working more we can be maximum conscious and able to use our maximum qualities with high capacity. We are free from senses – means we are free from hunger, thirst, test, hear, smell, touch, and speak. We can feel pleasure with or without anything. We feel more independent and free with more inner or soulful happiness.
We can activate this superconscious mind with practicing pranayama, concentration, and meditation, etc. 
To know more profound knowledge about Meditation, interested Yoga and Meditation seekers can openly ask their queries or join our upcoming workshops on Meditation in Rishikesh. To reserve your space, please visit Chandra Yoga International

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

October 24, 2017

Yoga for Diabetes.

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood glucose (hyperglycaemia). This may be due to defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. Insulin is a hormone secreted by beta cells of langerhans located in the pancreas.
Regular yoga practice reduces blood sugar levels, blood pressure, weight, progression speed to complications and severity of complications. Symptoms are also significantly reduced, as are the number of hospitalized patients with diabetes.

1.       The secretion of glucagon is enhanced by stress. Yoga helps reduce stress by reducing glucagon and possibly improving insulin performance.
2.       Weight loss induced by yen is a well-accepted mechanism.
3.       Relaxing muscles, developing and improving blood supply to the muscles can improve the expression of insulin receptors on the muscles, resulting in an increase in glucose uptake by the muscles and thus a decrease in blood sugar.
4.       Blood pressure plays a major role in the development of diabetes and its associated complications, which proves that it uses yoga. The same applies to elevated cholesterol levels.
5.       Yoga reduces adrenaline, norepinephrine and cortisol in the blood, which we call? Hormones of stress? This is a mechanism that improves the effect of insulin.
6.       Many yogic attitudes to be produced extend to the pancreas, which may stimulate the pancreas function.

Sun Salutation is a good exercise for diabetics, increases blood flow in different parts of the body, improves insulin in the body, gives you all the benefits of exercise if it is exercised at 4 revolutions per minute. If you use slow speed, it offers asana benefits.

Asanas are beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. An important aspect of Asanas is the stability and comfort in position. Stretching of different glands results in improved endocrine system effectiveness. Asanas such as Dhanurasana (lying down), Ardhamatsyendrasana (semirenual circles), Vajrayana Yoga Mudra, Muktasana Pavan, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Matsyasana were useful in diabetes. These asanas have a positive effect on the pancreas and functional insulin.

There are many types of Pranayama mentioned in Hatha Yoga. One of the basic preparations for Pranayama is Nadi Shodhan Pranayama or alternate breathing of the nostril; this type is useful in diabetes as an alternative to nostril breathing has a calming effect on the nervous system, which reduces stress levels, helping in the treatment of diabetes. Also showing that Bhramari and Bhastrika Pranayama help in diabetes. Bharamari has a calming effect on the mind, brain and nervous system. Bhastrika Pranayama revitalizes Pranayama, which increases oxygen levels and reduces carbon dioxide levels in the blood.

The practice of meditation is helpful in stress management. Especially for diabetes, concentration on the pancreas during the practice of meditation has shown positive effects on sugar levels. One can even visualize the proper functioning of the pancreas, the correct administration of insulin in the body to help in the treatment of diabetes.

Yoga Nidra is a very important process of deep relaxation; it helps to relieve stress and has very good positive effects on the whole body-mind complex.

Master cleaning or Shankha Prakshalana is recommended for diabetes, complete Shankha Prakshalana takes 1 day and is recommended once in 6 months, but a smaller version of it can be done 3 times a week. This process completely cleanses the gastrointestinal tract. This process is done by drinking 2 glasses of hot water, and the juice is added to that.

In effect, a well-planned and regular exercise regimen can be very beneficial if it is a part of everyday life, more so if one has diabetes. Exercise has the advantage of controlling the blood sugar levels without taking any additional medications.
Overall regular exercise can not only help in better control of blood sugar but also helps with the control of weight and blood pressure as it lowers the bad cholesterol and raises the level of good cholesterol in the blood. Exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease and nerve damage, the risks of which are higher with diabetes.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

October 14, 2017

Yoga for Breast Cancer patients and Survivors.

Yoga and Breast Cancer

Yoga can help relieve pain, fatigue and depression among women fighting breast cancer, a new study has been discovered. It can even help them survive. Breast cancer is spreading today, especially in Western societies, because many women cannot imagine when they are in their infancy. I do not say they should have more children. This is the good thing they do in the already overcrowded world. This is because the mechanism of the breast, intended primarily for the feeding of offspring, is not used or is used only at a certain time. In the past, if a woman has undergone a normal conception, from about 16 to 18 years of age, up to 45 years, she will feel periodically, keeping her whole system, uterus and breasts functioning in so many ways. It would also keep the energy.

Is Yoga beneficial for Breast Cancer?

The answer is not cut and dry, but there are some aspects of yoga that will probably contribute to the fatigue. One of the most important things you can do to help yourself as a patient with breast cancer or experience is to practice yourself. But if you experience unpleasant side effects such as severe nausea, fatigue, sleep disorders and joint pain, exercise may seem to be the most difficult. However, virtually all types of physical activity will help, and many doctors recommend that patients with breast cancer take yoga as the primary source of physical activity. Before you start practicing yoga, it is best to consult a doctor to make sure you are healthy.

Yoga Poses for Breast Cancer

1. Diagonal Stretch
The diagonal stretch is based on the movement of energy through the lymphatic system by making powerful breathing exercises.
2. Frontward Stretch
This exercise involves stretching your arms in the front while coordinating your breathing. It helps to energize the tissues of your breast and your lymph.
3. Frog Pose
 Frog pose is effective in boosting the flow of energy to all parts of the body.
4. Fish Pose
This position is a heart opener, which means opening the chest, ribs, lung and upper back. It stimulates lymphatic drainage in the breast and breasts, and also reduces scarring.
5. Seated Side Bend
Simple side folds perfectly fitted to the trunk. It not only works and lengthens the abdominal muscles and improves the elasticity of the spine, but also extends the intercostal muscles (muscles between the ribs).
6. Belly Breathing
To strengthen the membrane itself, oxygen demand will be reduced and lungs will be easier to handle. This can be beneficial during and after breast cancer treatment.


Although yoga is not an alternative treatment or treatment for cancer, it is an effective complementary therapy in the practice of medicine, breathing exercises, stretching and movement.
Yoga experts say that stretching and muscle contraction helps stimulate the lymphatic flow, purifying the body of the fluid that collects the waste.
Yoga has tremendous potential and should be further explored as a viable option for physical activity in survivors of cancer.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

October 10, 2017

PADMASANA: Group of Yoga


                 In Sanskrit, Padmasana comes from the words Padma, or Lotus and Sana, or Seat or Throne. Padmasana is traditionally one of the best attitudes for Pranayama and Pratyahara, because it allows the body to sustain for a long time. As the body stabilizes, the mind becomes calm and provides a solid basis for concentration. Padmasana directs the flow of Prana from Mooladhara Chakra in the perineum to Sahasrara at the head of the head, intensifying the experience of meditation.


                  In all the Asanas, either the left or the right leg may be placed uppermost. It is a matter of personal preference and depends on whichever is more comfortable. Ideally, the leg position should be alternated so that the balance on the both sides of the body is maintained.
Those who suffer from sciatica or weak or damaged knees should not perform these asanas until the elasticity of the knee is developed through the practice of asanas and initial meditation. Padmasana is not recommended during pregnancy because the circulation in the legs is reduced. The counter-meditation given for each asana should also be strictly observed.


  1. Yogamudrasana (Psychic union pose)
  2. Matsyasana (Fish pose)
  3. Gupta padmasana (Hidden lotus pose)
  4. Baddha padmasana (Locked lotus pose)
  5. Lolasana (Swinging pose)
  6. Kukkutasana (Cockerel pose)
  7. Garbhasana (Womb pose)
  8. Tolanguasana (Weighting scale pose)


                  The Asana clear physical, emotional and mental blocks, help awaken the energy centres of body and induce tranquility. They increase the ability to sit in Padmasana for extended periods of time as required or advanced meditation practices, but should only be practiced by people who can already sit in Padmasana without the slightest difficulty or strain. It has a balancing influence on all Chakras.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

October 07, 2017



The word Chandra means ‘moon’. Just as the moon, having no light of its own, it reflects the light of the sun, so the practice of Chandra Namaskara reflects that of Surya Namaskara. The sequence of Asanas is the same as Surya Namaskara except that Ardha Chandrasana, the half moon pose, is performed after Ashwa Sanchalanasana. The inclusion of Ardha Chandrasana is a significant change. This posture develops balance and concentration, adding another dimension to the practice.
Whereas the twelve positions of Surya Namaskara relate to the twelve zodiac or solar phases of the year, the fourteen positions of Chandra Namaskara relate to the fourteen lunar phases. The lunar energy flows within Ida Nadi. It has cool, relaxing and creative qualities. Ida is an introverted, feminine or psychic power responsible for consciousness.

  • "Aum Chandraya Namah"
  • Pronunciation: "Om Chan-dra-yay Nama-hay"

  • It is recommended to learn Surya Namaskara before the Chandra Namaskar process because the position is the same for both, except for one additional posing. Ardha Chandrasana is described as independent practice in the backward bending section.

    Chandra Namasakara is the best practiced in the evening or at night, especially when the moon is visible or at dawn at the time of the full moon. When practicing at night, ensure that the stomach is empty.

    Before beginning Chandra Namaskara, a few moments should be given to prepare the body and mind.
    Stand in the upright position with the feet together, the eyes closed and the arms at the sides, the weight of the body should be evenly distributed on the both feet. Observe any spontaneous movement of the body as it relaxes.
    Gradually become more aware of the natural flow of the breath with each inhalation and exhalation. Then turn the consciousness of movement in the body to the rhythm of breathing. Hold this awareness for a few moments. The moon's bounce penetrates deep into the water, and the cool moonlight shines as it hits the top of the waves as they dance.
    Slowly let the visualization fade and again become aware of the whole body in the standing position.

    • Moon salutations have a very soothing effect on the body as well as on the mind.
    • It is great for days when one is feeling hot headed or over heated.
    • Activation of feminine energy.
    • Generating patience and peace, removing tension, ego and stress.
    • Sun salutation activates the logical and rational mind on the right side of the brain. Moon Salutation does opposite; it activates the left side of the brain and brings creativity in the practitioner’s body.
    • Regular practice of Moon Salutation also enhances the blood circulation in the body and removes lethargy, excessive sleepiness and insomnia.

    Wednesday, 4 October 2017

    October 04, 2017

    Benefits of Yoga.

    Chandra Yoga International School is a certified with Yoga Alliance U.S.A, is in World Capital of Yoga “Rishikesh, India”.
    The benefits of yoga provide both instant gratification and lasting transformation. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity quickly, while preparing the mind and body for long term health. Our school offers 200 hours & 300 hours yoga teacher training course, yoga retreat classes, yoga workshops and many more classes. Yoga is based on the idea that the mind and body are one.

    If you are a yoga beginner, Hatha yoga, which focused on basic postures at a comfortable pace, would be great for you.  Each yoga position is built to strengthen the muscles around the spine, which is the basis of action. When the core is working properly, the posture is improved. Yoga teaches us that mental knowledge revel only the surface of reality, not the depths of pure consciousness that are boundless to recognize which the mind must become silent and concentrated, receptive to the whole.
    The physical benefits of the ancient practice are too much to count; each body part gains something from every Asana and every breath. Better posture, strength, balance, endurance, coordination, flexibility, steadiness and increase ling capacity are the basic gems one finds when beginning to engage with yoga. Yoga allows spending time with ourselves leading to introspection about our limitation; physically, mentally and emotionally.

    Yoga is the beginning and the end, the past and the future, the eternal essence that we must strive to know so that we can understand the conscious universe in which we live. Then, all life will be yoga and unity will be our main experience of existence.