Paths of Yoga I

Written by Alma De La Cruz

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ēKarma Yoga focuses onrepparttar adherence to duty (dharma) while remaining detached fromrepparttar 146581 reward. Karma means to do, action, including those acts done byrepparttar 146582 individual from birth to death. "Karma Yoga isrepparttar 146583 selfless devotion of all inner as well asrepparttar 146584 outer activities as a Sacrifice torepparttar 146585 Lord of all works, offered torepparttar 146586 eternal as Master of allrepparttar 146587 soulís energies and austerities,"repparttar 146588 Bhagavad Gita says. Followingrepparttar 146589 practice of Karma yoga, an individual becomes true spiritual seeker and realizes his true nature as Atman and he lives in this world, works for this world and still stays untouched fromrepparttar 146590 grossness ofrepparttar 146591 mundane pleasures, thus doing immense good torepparttar 146592 society while on his path to salvation and spiritual freedom.

The Swami Sivananda Yoga Venanda Center sums up karma yoga into five actions:

Right Attitude Itís not what you do that counts, itísrepparttar 146593 attitude while doing it that determines if a job is a karma yoga job, i.e. a liberating job, or a binding job.

Right Motive Same as attitude. It is not what you do that counts but your real motive behind it.

Do your duty. Give your best. Give results.

ēJnana Yoga. This isrepparttar 146594 most difficult path, requiring tremendous strength of will and intellect. Takingrepparttar 146595 philosophy of Vedantarepparttar 146596 Jnana Yogi uses his mind to inquire into its own nature. We perceiverepparttar 146597 space inside and outside a glass as different, just as we see ourselves as separate from God. Jnana Yoga leadsrepparttar 146598 devotee to experience his unity with God directly by breakingrepparttar 146599 glass, dissolvingrepparttar 146600 veils of ignorance. Before practicing Jnana Yoga,repparttar 146601 aspirant needs to have integratedrepparttar 146602 lessons ofrepparttar 146603 other yogic paths - for without selflessness and love of God, strength of body and mind,repparttar 146604 search for self-realization can become mere idle speculation.

Jnana yoga teaches that there are four means to salvation:

Viveka - Discrimination: The ability to differentiate between what is real/eternal (Brahman) and what is unreal/temporary (everything else inrepparttar 146605 universe.)

Vairagya - Dispassion: After practice one should be able to "detach" themself from everything that is "temporary."

Shad-sampat - The 6 Virtues: Tranquility (control ofrepparttar 146606 mind), Dama (control ofrepparttar 146607 senses), Uparati (renunciation of activities that are not duties), Titiksha (endurance), Shraddha (faith), Samadhana (perfect concentration).

Mumukshutva - Intense longing for liberation from temporal limitations.

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Wedding Photography

Written by Roy Barker

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Any other special requests. WEDDING CEREMONY Bride's and groom's attendants as they walk down aisle Bride with father walking downrepparttar aisle Bride with father approaching groom at altar Shots of wedding party atrepparttar 146513 altar Shots (if permitted) of bride and groom at altar Bride and groom kissing Bride and groom leaving altar Any other special requests. POST-CEREMONY Bride alone at altar Bride and groom at altar Bride and groom with bride's family Bride and groom with groom's family Bride and groom with minister, priest, rabbi, etc. Bride and groom with wedding party Bride and groom kissing A photograph ofrepparttar 146514 bride and groomís hands, entwined withrepparttar 146515 wedding ring. Bride's attendants (all) alone Ushers alone Any other special requests. RECEPTION Entry of wedding party Different shots of guests (table to table) Different shots of guests not at tables Bride and groom dancing Parents of bride and groom dancing The wedding cake Bride and groom cuttingrepparttar 146516 cake Bride feeding groom Groom feeding bride Best man's toast Bride and groom kissing Bride tossingrepparttar 146517 bouquet Groom removing bride's garter Groom tossingrepparttar 146518 garter The band The servers The "getaway" car, especially if decorated Bride and groom driving away in car Any other special requests.

Not every wedding you cover will want every type of photograph, but it will be a good idea to write down a list of what is required, for your first few weddings, because if you forget, you cannot organise a re run. Also you must remember that it is a sentimental day for many people, and there will be opportunities for unusual photographs, keep a watchful eye out forrepparttar 146519 child guests, at some pointrepparttar 146520 possibility of an unusual photograph is going to present itself. Weddings are all fairly standard, but most people like to add a reminder of poignancy or humour. It will be a good idea to get yourself invited torepparttar 146521 wedding rehearsal, that way you can meetrepparttar 146522 guests, and be more comfortable with them on their big day.

The film is a large outlay for a wedding, but most people will be prepared to pay up to 50% beforerepparttar 146523 day, which will be sufficient to cover your expenses. Do you use digital or film, forrepparttar 146524 big day. Digital photographers can use Photoshop to enhance your wedding photographs with such techniques as hand-tinting, flaw removal, montage, changing images from color to sepia and black and white, and much more.

Publisher & author: Roy Barker. Roy is the author of the popular ebook, Income from Photography - a downloadable ebook guide on how to start up and market a Profitable Photography business. It can be viewed at Other related and reviewed services & research sources can be found at

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