Six Traditional Types Of Yoga

There are in fact six types of yoga traditionally practiced, plus a new type, bikram yoga, that has been rapidly gaining in popularity recently. The six traditional types of yoga are: 1. Hatha 2. Raja 3. Karma 4. Bhakti 5. Jnana 6. Tantra Now we’re going to take a closer look at each individual types… Continue reading Six Traditional Types Of Yoga

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Pratyahara Sense Withdrawal

Pratyahara often seems to be the neglected and misunderstood limb of Patanjali’s eight limbed system of Ashtanga yoga. With the other limbs either being more tangible, easier to conceptualise, or so far off we don’t even bother, Patanjali’s vague fifth limb can be easily overlooked. Patanjali himself only dedicated two sutras to pratyahara in his… Continue reading Pratyahara Sense Withdrawal

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Six Main Groups of Shatkarmas or Yogic Yleansers

There are six main groups of shatkarmas or Yogic cleansers as follows: 1 – Neti: nasal cleansing, including jala neti andn sutra neti. 2 – Dhauti: cleansing of the digestive tract, including danta dhauti, vatsara dhauti and so forth. 3 – Nauli: abdominal massage. 4 – Basti: colon cleaning. 5 – Kapalbhati: purification and vitalization… Continue reading Six Main Groups of Shatkarmas or Yogic Yleansers

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Classification of Yoga Postures

Classification of Yoga Postures has always been a discussion in yogic culture. Some yoga schools classify yoga postures as STANDING, SITTING, LYING ON BACK & LYING ON STOMACH. While some yoga school will classify as: FORWAD BENDING, BACKWARD BENDING, TWISTING, INVERSIONS, EXTENSIONS & BALANCING. Here I would like to put the traditional view on classification… Continue reading Classification of Yoga Postures

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New to Yoga

Yoga comes to you There’s a saying that yoga comes to you, not the other way around. The idea that it bestows its ancient wisdom upon you because you are in need of it is quite magical to me and I fully believe it. I have heard this many times and for me it was… Continue reading New to Yoga

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Yoga and Personality

Stress, fear, anxiety- if we start counting all those instances in life when we experienced these emotions, we may just lose count! Anxiety about the results of the main exam or the reaction of our parents in the report card can affect us. The problem starts when this fear becomes persistent and so intimidating as… Continue reading Yoga and Personality

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