With much fondness, reverence and gratitude we remember Yogacharya Sri BKS Iyengar on the occasion of his 98th birth anniversary. In fact we found just the perfect jewel from our archives to share on this very special occasion as we reminiscence about the energy of Guruji. While working on our book – Yoga in India: A Journey…Read More
What are the Bandhas?
BY JESSICA BROOKES Carl G. Jung the eminent Swiss psychologist, described yoga as ‘one of the greatest things the human mind has ever created.’ The Yoga Sutra defines Yoga as: yoga chitta-vritti-nirodah, which may be translated as: “Yoga is the cessation of agitation of the consciousness.” The word yoga is derived from the root yuj, which means to yoke,…Read More
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.…Read More
Poetry through meditations
BY ADITHI MATHEWS The ‘self’ as the object of absolute existential interest and inner fulfilment as the final destination of life form the central focus of Erkin Bek’s book ‘All Here’. The book which features 34 poems around the theme of existence, yoga and meditation is also illustrated with brush paintings by Korean master Jungwoong…Read More
How to Pick a Yoga Practice that Suits You Best
There are all sorts of ways—books, TV shows, blogs—to work toward either physical fitness or personal zen, or some combination of the two. One that’s been around for thousands of years is yoga.Read More
Yoga in India: Liberation Without a Twist!
BY SUZANA ALTERO Yoga has a cluster of techniques distributed through a variety of branches. Their objective is the same: to experience oneness with the underlying reality that is the basis of the external word. Though they aim for the same goal they use different approaches for their journeys.Read More
The Yoga Revolution-Taking it to the Next Level
By Roshan Palat There is a lot of talk in Yoga circles today, of the watering down of Yoga by Yoga teaching institutes in alliance with an American registry of Yoga teachers. Accusations fly through the internet that the American registry has converted Yoga education into a vocational business.Read More
Being a wise human..
By Prajakta Tambe On the occasion of International Yoga Day, I would like to share a story of ‘how yoga changed my life’ with you . Most of the worthwhile things I’ve done in life have lead to fame. Previously, I was athlete by profession but never focused deeply on emotional and spiritual aspects.Read More
Journey Of Yoga
By Yarang Michi I was first introduced to yoga in 2009 when I was in Delhi. It was called Hatha yoga. Initially I started taking classes just for the physical benefits. However all those flows and poses from standing to balancing to inversions proved challenging which I had to perfect.Read More
Key Elements of a transformative Yoga Class
By Sushant Pandey Since time immemorial the system of yoga has been a tool of inner transformation and refinement of consciousness. Regardless of techniques and methodology employed, under ideal circumstances the teaching of yoga should facilitate an environment to deepen one’s awareness, to develop a balanced perspective of life and to attain inner harmony and lasting peace. Here’s…Read More
What is Tantra?
Written by Amala Klep “But… What is actually Tantra?” How many times I have heard this question. And each and every time the same feelings arise inside of me, a mix of enthusiasm to share, from my personal experience, about this amazing and old philosophy.Read More