Setting the right Intention: Parimukti Yoga and Meditation

BY ADITHI MATHEWS Yoga legends have often stressed on two things when it comes to reaping the benefits of a Yoga practice – the first is a dedicated discipline, and the second that Yoga should be practised uninterruptedly over a certain period of time. But what urges a person to return to the mat constantly…

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Photo Essay: International Yoga Festival 2017

People of different nationalities, religions and race participated in the International Yoga Festival 2017 to testify that Yoga is the uniting force of the entire world. This was the 29th edition of the Annual event which was held in Rishikesh during the first week of March. Here is a glimpse of the event which was organised with much aplomb…

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T. Krishnamacharya – The Father of Modern Yoga

BY ADITHI MATHEWS “Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.” – T. Krishnamacharya For the modern practitioner, Yoga translates to purely Asana or the physical limb of the entire 8 steps which, leads to the state of Samadhi.…

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5 Popular Yoga and Meditation Retreats in India

BY ROHIT AGARWAL Though yoga originated in India, it is no longer just confined to the country. Today, it has thousands of followers all over the world and many yoga centres and ashrams in every country. With the United Nations declaring June 21 as the International Yoga Day, it has acquired more prominence. In today’s hectic…

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Torchbearers of Traditional Yoga – Atmavikasa Center of Yogic Sciences

BY ADITHI MATHEWS Enrolling in a Teacher Training Program in India is on the list of most Yoga aspirants. Many spend years just preparing by saving up financially, and thoroughly researching the perfect Indian Yoga school. Upon arrival in India and a week into their training program, that dream slowly starts to lose steam. They find themselves…

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Yoga for Everyone – Sivananda Yoga

  BY ADITHI MATHEWS There is an inspiring story about the guru-disciple relationship. As a young man Swami Vishnudevananda (disciple) was in the army and accidentally stumbled upon a booklet with a quote by Swami Sivananda (guru). The quote read, ‘An ounce of practice is worth tons in theory.’ Swami Vishnudevananda was so inspired by the…

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