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BOOK: The Stories Behind the Poses

Discover the traditional stories and wisdom behind your favorite Yoga poses in The Stories Behind the Poses: The Indian Mythology that Inspired 50 Yoga Postures, the stunningly illustrated book of Indian mythology for yogis of all levels. A beautifully written...

My Dharma: Laruga Glaser

In this short video documentary, Yoga teacher Laruga Glaser speaks about how Yoga transformed her life. Beautifully filmed, with Glaser going through a set of asanas with beauty and grace. Inspiring!

Yoga Alliance Lineage Series: Integral Yoga

In this video, host Kim Weeks and Swami Asokananda (president and spiritual director of the New York Integral Yoga Institute) explore the origins, evolution, and modern-day story of Integral Yoga. Hosted by Yoga Alliance, "Yoga Lineages" is a series of conversations...

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Yoga and The Power of Space in Healing

Yoga and The Power of Space in Healing

Beyond the Yoga postures, the breathing, meditation, visualization and manipulation of flows of energy through locks (bandhas) help people transform their lives, heal injuries, and improve their relationships. The first ingredient necessary for healing is space. When...

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Hatha Yoga: The Sadhana of Kali Yuga and Hatha’s Texts

Hatha Yoga: The Sadhana of Kali Yuga and Hatha’s Texts

The sages advised that since, in Kali Yuga, humankind is preoccupied with the body, an important sadhana or spiritual practice for this age is Hatha Yoga—the science of achieving higher consciousness through the disciplines of body and breath. In this article, the...

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An Ayurvedic Approach to Asana Practice

An Ayurvedic Approach to Asana Practice

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences. In this interview, David Frawley, PhD (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) addresses their complementarity and where asana fits into both of these ancient systems from a holistic perspective. He also clarifies the intent of asana and the...

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Hatha Yoga: Pathway To Transcending Our Patterns

Hatha Yoga: Pathway To Transcending Our Patterns

We tend to identify with the body-mind because it is concrete, easily experienced and appears to be permanent, thus dependable, giving us a sense of security and control. Yoga teaches us that we are much more and that to center our lives around body-mind will be...

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Resting in the Authentic Self

Resting in the Authentic Self

In this interview, renowned Yoga teacher Rod Stryker explores the four motivating forces in life and how a steady spiritual practice can bring those to fruition in a way that helps us live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Stryker believes that the aim of practice...

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Why Practice Hatha Yoga?

Why Practice Hatha Yoga?

Many people think that anything involving poses and stretches is Yoga, but Hatha Yoga is a far deeper practice with very specific goals. These goals include bringing health, wellbeing, ease and steadiness to the body so that we can function happily in the world and...

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Integral Yoga Hatha Explained by Its Founde

Integral Yoga Hatha Explained by Its Founde

In the mid-1980s, Swami Satchidananda was interviewed by Meenakshi Angel Honig, one of his students, in Santa Barbara, California. Meenakshi asks him a series of questions about Integral Yoga and the practices of Integral Yoga, including Hatha, pranayama, and...

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The Purpose of Hatha Yoga

The Purpose of Hatha Yoga

We are not our bodies. But unfortunately without the body we cannot do anything. Whatever good or bad you want to do, you need a body. You want to taste something, you need the tongue. You need to hear something, you need the ear. You want to touch something, you need...

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An Ayurvedic Approach to Asana Practice

An Ayurvedic Approach to Asana Practice

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences. In this interview, David Frawley, PhD (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) addresses their complementarity and where asana fits into both of these ancient systems from a holistic perspective. He also clarifies the intent of asana and the...

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