What is Ida Nadi?

इडानाड़ी Ida Nadi (comfort river) Ida Nadi Definition इडा – Ida: translates to “comfort”, represents the left of the body, the lunar, the feminine नाड़ी – Nāḍī: translates to “river’, energy channels within the body Ida Nāḍī = the energy channel on the left of the spine In yoga, the Ida Nadi is one of … Read more

What Is Vipassana?

विपस्सना Vipassanā (insight) Vipassana Definition Vipassana is a type of meditation which is different to other styles because it does not have a point of focus except for the turning of the mind. Passana can be translated as perceiving. When put together with Vi the meaning roughly translates to “in a special way”. Vipassana is often … Read more

What Is Indriya?

इन्द्रिय Faculty Indriya Definition Indriya, literally meaning ‘belonging to Indra’, is referring to the sensory faculties – the ways in which we perceive the world around us. Indriya Deep Dive The ten senses or Das Indriya are the access points between our inner and outer experiences, they are at the core of Sadhana (spiritual practice). This is because the … Read more

What Is Jala Neti?

जलनेति Jala (water) + Neti (‘not so’ or to guide) Jala Neti Definition Jala neti is a water-cleansing technique that guides water through the nasal passages. It is a part of Shatkarma or Shatkriya, the yogic cleansing techniques outlined in the Haṭha Yoga Pradipika; the goal of which is to strengthen and cleanse the body … Read more

What Are The Shatkarmas?

षटकर्म Shat (six) + Karma (action) Shatkarma Definition Shatkarma (ṣaṭkarma) is the Sanskrit term for purification techniques which can be found in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Said to internally purify the body, shatkarmas include neti, dhauti, nauli, basti, kapalabhati and trataka. Some of the shatkarmas are not for the fainthearted and should be practiced under … Read more