Paths of Yoga I

Written by Alma De La Cruz

With dozens of Hollywood celebrities following in their Guru’s lotus footsteps andrepparttar sick Western commercial behaviour exploding Yogas popularity to a system that simply enhances people’s health, Yoga remains a system of spiritual unity of mind, body and soul among millions of Indians and many others from Eastern beliefs, as it has been for over five thousand years. As a result, some forms of yoga have gained significant popularity outside India, particularly inrepparttar 146581 West duringrepparttar 146582 past century. Yoga is a form of mysticism that developed onrepparttar 146583 Indian subcontinent inrepparttar 146584 Hindu cultural context. The origins of Yoga are difficult to track due torepparttar 146585 lack of recorded testimony. One ofrepparttar 146586 closest meanings of Yoga comes fromrepparttar 146587 Sanskrit word “Yuj” which it is generally translated as “union” or “integration” ofrepparttar 146588 individual soul withrepparttar 146589 cosmos, or higher self.

Sincerepparttar 146590 goal of Yoga dwells above any bodily consciousness, it has both a philosophical and a practical dimension to achieve that ideal state. On one hand,repparttar 146591 philosophy of yoga managesrepparttar 146592 relation of bothrepparttar 146593 individual soul andrepparttar 146594 cosmos. This universal philophy enjoinsrepparttar 146595 practitioner to pursue his or her own path to enlightenment. And onrepparttar 146596 other hand, its practice can be any exercise or activity that approachesrepparttar 146597 yoga practitioner to self-realization. Four Paths of Yoga

Special practical yoga techniques have been developed by experts in yoga. Traditionally, they have been classified into four categories or paths:repparttar 146598 path of meditation (Raja Yoga),repparttar 146599 path of devotion (Bhakti Yoga),repparttar 146600 path of selfless service torepparttar 146601 Divine (Karma Yoga), andrepparttar 146602 path of intellectual analysis orrepparttar 146603 discrimination of truth and reality (Jnana Yoga).

These Yoga techniques cover a broad range, encompassing physical, mental, and spiritual activities.

•Raja Yoga involves psycho-physical meditational techniques to attain experience ofrepparttar 146604 truth and finally achieve liberation described in Hindu thought to be moksha. The basis of ashtanga yoga isrepparttar 146605 Yoga sutras (Sanskrit Verses) of Patanjali. We will considerrepparttar 146606 different aspects of yoga while remaining underrepparttar 146607 guiding principles of Patanjali's Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga). Raja Yoga is a comprehensive yoga system which deals withrepparttar 146608 refinement of human behavior and personality throughrepparttar 146609 practicerepparttar 146610 Yama (restraint) and Niyama (disciplines); attainment of physical health and vitality through Asana (postures) and Pranayama (pranic breathing techniques); management of mental and emotional conflicts and development of awareness and concentration through Pratyahara (sensory withdrawal) and Dharana (concentration); and developingrepparttar 146611 creative aspect of consciousness for transcendental awareness through Dhyan (meditation) & Samadhi (absorption inrepparttar 146612 universal identity).

•Bhakti Yoga isrepparttar 146613 Hindu term forrepparttar 146614 spiritual practice of fostering of loving devotion to God, called Bhakti. Traditionally there are 9 forms of bhakti yoga. Sravana (hearing of God's Lilas and stories), Kirtana (singing of His glories), Smarana (remembrance of His name and presence), Padasevana (service of His feet), Archana (worship of God), Vandana (prostration to Lord), Dasya (cultivatingrepparttar 146615 Bhava of a servant with God), Sakhya (cultivation ofrepparttar 146616 friend-Bhava) and Atmanivedana (complete surrender ofrepparttar 146617 self). The nine modes of Bhakti arerepparttar 146618 ways in which a devotee attainsrepparttar 146619 Supreme Ideal of life. A devotee can take up any of these paths and reachrepparttar 146620 highest state. The path of Bhakti isrepparttar 146621 easiest of all and is not very much againstrepparttar 146622 nature of human inclinations.

Wedding Photography

Written by Roy Barker

If there is one occasion that everyone wants to celebrate with photographs, it is their wedding. It is an occasion that every one wants a degree of professionalism, and many people want to ensure quality. Therefore there are many opportunities for a photographer to make money, if they are willing to cover weddings.

A contract for wedding photography is very important, go to your local library and have a look at sample wedding contracts and do not forget to include a disclaimer. Your disclaimer should clearly state that you are not responsible for photographs that do not come out for equipment failure, which is not your fault. You should also use a disclaimer to say you are not responsible for photos misplaced as a result of sendingrepparttar film away to be processed. You definitely do not to be sued for breach of contract on your first job.

Beforerepparttar 146513 wedding has started, you should have in writing how many photographs need taking, and be aware ofrepparttar 146514 cost of processing, andrepparttar 146515 cost ofrepparttar 146516 albums. All that is necessary is that you estimate how longrepparttar 146517 session will take and add your hourly rate torepparttar 146518 figure. Pay special attention to specific requests ofrepparttar 146519 families, they may have a long lost cousin, coming, and they particularly want separate photos of them. It is important you can talk with each family well beforerepparttar 146520 ceremony and establish exactly what they require. Remember that a lot ofrepparttar 146521 guests will also be recordingrepparttar 146522 ceremony, or aspects of it, so avoid unnecessary competition, get as many ofrepparttar 146523 photographs done beforerepparttar 146524 ceremony as you can. Be aware that some venues restrictrepparttar 146525 places that you can photograph from, so make sure that you are fully aware of this beforerepparttar 146526 ceremony. It is important that you pickrepparttar 146527 correct vantage point beforerepparttar 146528 ceremony. Do your homework properly, because verbal referrals will be very important for you from this type of business.

Beforerepparttar 146529 ceremony make a complete list of allrepparttar 146530 photos that will be required. Here is a fairly standard list PRE-CEREMONY: Bride with her mother Bride with her father Bride with both parents Groom with both parents Bride with her immediate family Bride with grandparents Groom with grandparents Bride with maid of honor Groom with best man Bride with flower girls, etc. Groom with ushers The flowers Any other special requirements. JUST PRIOR TO CEREMONY Groom's mother entering church with usher Bride's mother entering church with usher Groom's father enteringrepparttar 146531 church Bride with father, about to walk downrepparttar 146532 aisle

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