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~Antar Mauna~

Antar mauna is a Sanskrit term that means “inner silence.” It refers to a yogic meditation technique that involves transforming and controlling thought processes through self-awareness and mindfulness. By internalizing the senses through this form of meditation, the yogi observes the inner and underlying structure of the mind and thought processes.

Swami Satyananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga in India developed the Satyananda system of yoga and the six stages to antar mauna. Satyananda yoga incorporates aspects of Jnana, Bhakti and Karma yoga.

Philosophical Questions {136} ~ Why Do Civilisations Collapse?

There are many reasons civilizations collapse, the average civilization lasts for a few hundred years before it starts to fall. The populations are fed bread and circuses, this is a metaphorical expression of how we live in a convenience climate. Strong men build strong times, strong times make weak men, weak men make bad times and bad times make strong men.. And so the cycle continues. I do believe personally that there are people who oversee this world and tinker with cultural aspects to collapse and then renew civilizations. Just a thought.

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Philosophical Questions {132} ~ How Do We Know Our True Orgins?

I do believe that our true origins have been concealed from us for various reasons, for one, knowing our true history, knowledge being power as they say, would allow us to see through the veil that the elites have constructed. History is HIStory, how do we know our true origins when the victors of history write the narrative?

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Utkata is a Sanskrit word meaning “fierce,” “proud,” “immense,” “difficult,” “wild” or “frightening.” It is well-known in yoga as the root word for two important yoga asanas: utkatasana and utkata konasana. As a word and a concept, utkata reminds yogis of the need to build strength, determination and discipline through yoga asanas.

Additional asans with utkata in their name include: parivrtta utkatasana, utthita utkata parsvakonasana, parivrtta utkata konasana and utthita parivrtta utkatasana.