Yogic breathing or pranayama is a fundamental practice in yoga. It is one of Patanjali’s eight-limbed path of ashtanga yoga for self-development through moral, physical and mental exercises: (yama or moral restraints; niyama or moral conduct; asana or physical posture; pranayama or breath control; pratyaharaor
Neuroendocrinology is physiology of the hypothalamus and its control over secretions of hypothalamic and pituitary glands. Hypothalamus maintains homeostasis, regulates reproduction, metabolism, eating and drinking behaviour, as well as energy utilization, osmolarity and blood pressure. Releasing Factors from hypothalamus triggerStimulating Factors from the Master Gland
Want, lust, anger, greed, possessiveness, pride, jealousy and ego are all impurities of the mind. These become obstacles to knowledge, to ceaseless unhappiness and a source of sorrow. Ramana Maharishi writes ‘chitha sodakam, mukti sodakam’ to convey: a clean mind is the tool for realization.
The Limbic System is made up of the Hypothalamus, Septal Nuclei, Amygdala, Hippocampus; the Cingulate gyrus for Emotion, Memory, Sex, Language, Dreams, Hallucinations, and also the Unconscious Mind. The limbic system is where a spiritual path finder pauses in meditation to dedicate ‘self’ at the altar