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08
Jun

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: Philosophy, Practice and Experience

There are different facets of Ashtanga yoga. One is the philosophical aspect. Ashta, means eight, anga,  means limbs. There's a whole philosophical understanding of how this…

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Yoga Practice and diet blog post with image of fruit and nut salad and writer, David Swenson
15
May

The Optimal Yoga Practice Space and Diet

There's a question about in my home what kind of space do I have to practice yoga and when I travel how to create the space? …

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Yoganidrāsana- One of many Yoga Asana that prepare one for deeper meditation
02
Apr

Remembering the Restful State

Lying on the ground as a position in which meditation techniques are practiced is not new to Indian yoga traditions. As early as the 12th century,…

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Mārjārottānāsana: The earliest known 'Cat' Pose
23
Apr

Mārjārottānāsana: The earliest known ‘cat’ pose

The earliest known description of 'Cat' pose (to date) is called Mārjārottānāsana (Upturned Cat Pose), which is described in an eighteenth-century yoga text the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati. The image seen here is…

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Śvottānāsana- The earliest known 'Dog' Pose
15
Apr

Śvottānāsana- The earliest known ‘dog’ pose

The earliest known description (to date) of 'Dog' Pose is called Śvottānāsana (Up-turned Dog Pose) described in an eighteenth-century yoga text called the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati.  Śvottānāsana Having…

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19
Feb

The Scientist And The Artist

The first question you might ask yourself on your practice is the obvious one — Does my practice make me better? That is a good question…

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14
Apr

Movement is Transformation

“I am hungry, I need to eat. But people are not realising that I need to move now. Because if I don’t move now, in a…

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29
Nov

Optimizing Health Through Yoga

Over the years of dedicated yoga practice, I have experienced my health go through a variety of fluctuations. This eventually took me into a more sensitive…

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01
Nov

The Anatomy of Yoga

In the ultimate sense, the goal of yoga (which means union) is the realisation that the individual consciousness is one with the universal consciousness. This is…

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