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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Swami Sundaranand on the Eightfold Path

Swami Sundaranand is a man of many skills and deep knowledge. He is a Yogi, mountaineer, naturalist, climate activist and a well-known photographer who has spent a chunk of time photographing and documenting the Himalayas. As the student of Swami Tapovan Maharaj, his fascination for the Himalayas began after he read his master’s book ‘Himagiri…

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Celebrating the Many Faces of Yoga: The International Yoga Festival 2020

By Adithi Mathews Over a period, a practitioner of Yoga sees a transformation within themselves. It could start off as simple as being connected to one’s breath, or by being mindful of the way they consume and move, or even the most obvious – more flexibility and having more energy to carry out their days…

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Yoga Postures – A Forgotten History

by Chétana Jessica Torrens with insight from Yogrishi Vishvketu Recently, there have been discussions and writings suggesting that Yoga postures, other than seated meditation poses, are really no older than the modern era or the late middle ages. It is said that earlier spiritual practices did not include a wide variety of yogasana. This is…

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