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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 Yoga 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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What is Dharma?

What is Dharma? Dharma is at the very centre of yoga philosophy. When thinking about the very foundation, what brings all the diverse viewpoints and...
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Yoga Philosophy for Beginners

This is a short introduction to yoga philosophy for beginners. Where should we start, what should we read? What is the essence of the method...
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When Should I Start Intermediate Series?

When should I start intermediate series is a question that often comes up pretty early in Ashtanga practice. The second series was originally taught to...
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Trying to Keep Yoga Simple – by Ross Stambaugh

This post was written by Ross Stambaugh aka Ashtanga Yoga Ross. I’ve written below  three little sayings that have helped me keep my yoga practice...
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Ashtanga Yoga Breathing – Is It Ujjayi Breath?

The Breathing in Ashtanga Yoga - Is it ujjayi? An incredibly common question to hear from students is what is the correct breathing in ashtanga...
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Can you learn Ashtanga Yoga Online?

With lockdown looming, I remember that last week in the London studio where I had taught for over ten years. As most of the shops...
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