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As the world goes about celebrating ‘The International Yoga Day’ primarily via postural demonstrations it’s time to review what Yoga truly is. On this Yoga Day, let us resolve to look at Yoga not as a pose but as a process, not as a class but as a commitment. Below is a simplified elaboration on …

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We all, knowingly or unknowingly, are searching for lasting peace and happiness in our lives. The instinct of finding peace and happiness is inherent in all sentient beings, we humans are no different. I mean, who doesn’t want to be happy and peaceful, right? Just as this search for lasting happiness is inherent to us …
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So, what does it take to be a Yoga Teacher ? – Knowledge of anatomy ? – Expertise at headstand ? – Hyper-flexibility ? – Yoga Alliance accredition ? – Repeated visits to India ? . What if I said none of the above ? Yes, the points in the list are optional but not …
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The middle age of Indian spiritual thought was a truly a remarkable time and can surely be called the beginning of a golden age. This was the dawn of age of Saints (Sant Parampara). These Saints, backed by their own Self-realization, fearlessness, equal vision, compassion and missionary zeal have contributed much more towards guarding and …
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  “Looking at the way Yoga has been embraced by the world in the last decade or so, one can safely say that Yoga has arrived. Modern world has definitely realized the benefits of Yoga. Yoga is here and here to stay.” (Click the image to view a larger version) The following is a translation …
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When a student, who had heard of the foundational history of Hatha Yoga from me, was told in a Teacher Training course that Hatha Yoga was created by smoking sadhus who stand on their heads, I felt it was time to write this blog. Perhaps the modern Yogis could dedicated a little more time to Faith instead of Fascia, Humility instead of Handstand, Bhakti instead of Backbends ?
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Many of us have lost our loved ones, especially parents. Others will have to face this eventuality one day or other. Death is the most certain phase and yet the most unaccepted part of our lives.
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