Yoga and Ayurveda: “Same Same but Different”

By Gayatri Puranik “Yoga and Ayurveda are like two siblings of the same family, complementing each other, sometimes in complete agreement with one another, but oftentimes also of different opinions. In the end however they remain siblings of a family, stronger together and eternally bound to one another” With true Italian diplomacy, Giorgio Barabino, Director…

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A Mysterious History: Article Review of Lubomir Ondračka’s “Hathayoga”

In Lubomir Ondračka’s essay about the system of Hathayoga, he takes us through its up and down history, tracking this mysterious practice from its elusive historical origins to the re-ignited interest from modern day scholars who are keen to unfurl its mysterious and therefore, complicated past; emphasising how very little we really know about the…

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The Importance of a Sattvic Diet

By Laura Lynch As per Ayurveda, all foods have their own taste (rasa), heating or cooling energy (virya) and post-digestive effect. If these effects are too much in combination it can result in toxin (ama) accumulation in the body and can lead to other imbalances. For example, milk should not be combined with fruit, specially…

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Dr. Ananda Balayogi About the Medical Aspects of Yoga

Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani incorporates two seemingly opposing worlds: During his childhood and early adult years, he lived an ashram life and was trained in all aspects of Yoga. He published his first book ‚Yoga for Kids’ at the age of twelve. Later Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani studied Western medicine. Today he is combining aspects…

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Yoga in Dharamsala During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Laura Lynch Dharamsala is a backpacker’s haven situated on the foothills of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh, northern India. The word Dharamsala translates as the resting place for pilgrims and travellers. It is no wonder visitors end up spending more time here than planned while on their…

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Ammaji About the Age and History of Asanas

In our interview Ammaji (Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani) is giving insights into the historical development of concepts and practices of Yoga. It was in 1967 when the journalist of US-American origin was literally drawn to India, where she is living ever since. She married Yogaguru Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri. Ever since the ICYER ashram in…

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Asana Intelligence – Free Instructional Yoga Video by Yogacharya Venkatesh

Atmavikasa Center of Yogic Sciences is one among the first three International Yoga Schools established in Mysore. Founders Venkatesh and Hema generously share some of their knowledge with us in these times of home practice in this free video (it is free with the code VENKAFREE). Please note: This video is for non-commercial use only.…

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