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NHSF (UK)’s Response to Sam Gyimah MP’s Proposals

July 6, 2018 |

NHSF (UK) welcomes Universities’ Minister Sam Gyimah MP’s announcement to introduce measures improving mental health support available for students.

The proposed new Mental Health Charter, which includes plans to coordinate with the NHS, drives the necessity for change – viewing … Read More

Jai Hanuman 2018

March 14, 2018 |

“…to protect, preserve, practise and promote Hindu dharma.”

The mission statement that NHSF (UK) proudly stands by is no better realised than by its recent Jai Hanuman events. This year’s Central Zone Jai Hanuman promised to deliver a day of … Read More

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

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

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