Yoga Philosophy

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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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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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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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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Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga

The eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga literally translated means 8 limbed yoga ashto = eight and anga = limb. This structure has its origins in...
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The Yoga Sutras on Practice

It is often assumed when we get into yoga that or development in practice is about increasing our ‘specialness’. Indeed, it’s hard to view it...
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Yoga For Uncertainty

Yoga is learning how to ‘un-know’ Patanjali starts The Yoga Sutras ‘now starts yoga’. This, seemingly obvious statement is, perhaps, the most profound he makes. ...
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