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Nancy Gilgoff Ashtanga Yoga As It Was

Nancy Gilgoff Ashtanga Yoga As It Was This is a direct repost of Nancy's article. I have already covered a lot of this in blog...
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Yoga and Ayurveda

Yoga and Ayurveda There's always been an intermingling of ideas between yoga and Ayurveda. So much so that Ayurveda has often been called the 'sister...
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The Meaning of Tristana

The Meaning of Tristana Tristana translates to three places. The term was first coined by Pattabhi Jois to describe the techniques involved in his method...
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The 5 Kleshas – Obstacles to Yoga

The 5 Kleshas It's good to know well our enemy. Or, put another way, along the spiritual path it's extremely helpful to have some understanding...
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The Purusharthas  

The purusharthas are Artha, Dharma, Karma, and Moksa. These are the four pillars of Vedic life. In other words, the useful objects of our aims...
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Recommended yoga books

Adam is often asked for his recommended yoga books. The list below will help to give you a broader perspective of yoga, including the Ashtanga...
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Glossary of yoga terms

This is a list of yoga terms that come up in yoga philosophy texts and discussions that you may not be familiar with. If you...
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timeline of important yoga texts

Below is a timeline of important yoga texts having an emphasis on hatha yoga. 1800-1000 BCE RG Veda  There are four Vedas; Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda,...
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Ten Most Important Yoga Sutras

This is a list of the most important Yoga Sutras in our opinion. It is a good place to start if you are a beginner...
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The Original Ashtanga Yoga Sequence

The original Ashtanga yoga sequence of Ashtanga yoga differs from how students learn the 'traditional sequence' today. When the first western students arrived in Mysore...
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What is Samsara?

What is Samsara? The term samsara, literally turning, refers to a never-ending chain of cause and effect that we are subject to. One circumstance exerting...
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Ashtanga Teachers By Arrival Date In Mysore

We created the chronology below after interviewing so many Ashtanga teachers and hearing about their early experiences in Mysore. The reason for this is to...
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