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Why should we do Yogāsana?

December 28, 2017 |

Imagine a situation where a mugger uses a knife to harm their victim: we think instantly of the wound – the physical harm – caused to the victim. What about the fear in the victim’s mind – the mental harm … Read More

“You just sneezed: we cannot leave the house for another fifteen minutes.”

November 8, 2017 |

How many of us have heard that phrase before, or are even guilty of saying it ourselves? Hindu dharma, or perhaps our own culture, is full of superstitions.

Superstitions play a large part in either our grandparents or parents’ generation. … Read More

A discussion on Racism!

August 16, 2017 |

As part of our learning events at NHSF Warwick Hindu Society, we hold weekly aartis and discussions on Monday evenings. In early March we had a variety of different students and Jaimal Patel, Vice President & Sabbatical Officer of NHSF, … Read More

Mental Health, Suicide and Hinduism

August 16, 2017 |

I’ve never been particularly open about my own feelings, it’s a well-known fact that males between the age of 18 and 45 struggle to open up. It’s taken the death of a course-mate and the admission of depression from one … Read More

The 3 Yoga Postures to try on International Yoga Day 2015

June 21, 2015 |

Exams are over! Summer has started! The International Day of Yoga is here!

Yoga is an ancient practice originating from the wisdom of the Hindu sages, which aims to enable mankind to unlock it’s inner potential, by developing mentally, physically … Read More

International Yoga Day 2015

June 21, 2015 |

On Sunday 21st June 2015, individuals from 175 nations across the globe will be participating in International Yoga Day.

Yoga is an ancient practice originating in India, which aims to transform both the body and the mind. As our Indian … Read More

Hindu Students Celebrating Diwali

November 11, 2013 |

By Amar Jethi
NHSF (UK) PR Officer

As Diwali, the archetypal festival of lights, engulfs our daily lives once again, we remember the triumphant victories of good over evil thousands of years ago by our Devas in a fashionable light.

Diwali celebrates prosperity, good luck, happiness, peace, love, forgiveness and various other ideals.

However it also marks a staying point in many modern Hindu lives; reuniting families as it did back in the kingdom of Ayodhya after the return of Sri Ramachandra from a 14 year exile. Hindus celebrate this most fervently with candles, lights and firework celebrations at this time. But what about NHSF (UK)? What do Hindu students do to celebrate Diwali in the UK?

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Pranayama: The power of breathing

May 11, 2008 |
Pranayama 1Pranayama, as traditionally conceived, involves much more than merely breathing for relaxation. Pranayama is a term with a wide range of meanings. Patanjali defines Pranayama as “the regulation of the incoming and outgoing flow of breath with retention.” It is to be practiced only after perfection in asana (yogic postures) is attained. Pranayama also denotes cosmic power, or the power of the entire universe which manifests itself as conscious living being in us through the phenomenon of breathing.

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An Introduction to YOGA

May 9, 2008 |

What is Yoga?

The term YOGA comes from the Sanskrit YUG meaning to bind or to yoke which is literally union. The French term Joug and the German Joch are also related to it. Yoga is a very ancient system … Read More

“Should all Hindus be vegetarians, or is this an individual choice, free from religious beliefs.”

December 20, 2004 |

Bhavesh Mistry

Nowhere in the thought or action of our Hindu Dharma, or way of life, do we ever say, “you MUST do this!”, or, “you MUST not do that!”. This is in all aspects of our lives, like in the society, in the home and even in the kitchen. Food is of great importance to all beings. It is essential for life. For plants, animals and for humans. Therefore it is importance that we understand and appreciate what our ancestors, texts and traditions felt about food, and why these ideas seem to be timeless.

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