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The Main Systems of Yoga from India

Here I will explain the main systems of Yoga from India. Note that there is a lot of crossover between the various Yogas. For example, Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of devotion, often uses Mantra Yoga as a vehicle for devotion to be expressed.

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Yoga and Healing Anxiety

With the increasing stressors presented by modern life, humans all over the world are searching for remedies to the anxieties that arise from day to day. Many prefer for more natural approaches to coping with anxiety, as opposed to the medications promoted by pharmaceutical industries. People from various communities around the world are now going to yoga in search for a natural treatment to anxiety. New research from Harvard University, the International Journal of Yoga, and other prestigious institutions convey that there is a correlation between regular yoga practice and increased quality of life, physically and mentally. This paper will discuss the scientific research that supports the correlation between yoga practice and decreased anxiety.

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The Five Koshas

This essay will explore the five Koshas as they are put forth in yogic doctrine. These Koshas, or dimensions of the Self, are known as Annamayakosha, Pranamayakosha, Manomayakosha, Vijnyanamayakosha, and Anandamayakosha.

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A Brief Essay on the Importance of Posture and Poise in Mystery Traditions

Across many different mystery traditions around the globe, significant emphasis is placed upon posture and poise. Be it the Hindu system of the Chakras, the subtle body model of the Tibetan Buddhists, or the subtle energy system of the Qabalists interpreted through the Tree of Life, there is great importance placed upon the proper flow of energy in the physical and subtle human bodies. This flow of energy, or prana, is influenced by certain postures.

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The Role of Fire within Jewish Holy Texts and Jewish Literature

The role of fire in Jewish holy texts and in Jewish literature embodies many profound levels of
meaning. From Elijah’s ascension in the fiery chariot, to representing the divine spark that is the human soul, examining and understanding the significance of fire assists one in sounding the depths of meaning in Jewish mysticism. According to Jewish mystical teachings, human souls are made of Torah, so by sounding the depths of meaning in Torah, we also stimulate the deepest realms in the soul.

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