What brings us to the mat? Why do we choose to spend time and invest effort in this practice? Why do we persist in spite of many difficulties? And are our motivations aligned with the traditional goals of yoga?
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Introduction In a previous article “How Asana Practice Can Lead to Citta Vritti Nirodhah” I explained the yogic model of the Chitta (the consciousness) and described three steps in which […]
Patanjali, following the Samkhya philosophy, used the terms Purusha and Prakriti to describe our essence – our fundamental structure. These are abstract philosophical concepts. However, for the yoga practitioner, it is important to understand these terms on an experiential level. How can we experience these abstract notions in our practice and daily lives?
So, I am happy to find out that according to the site FeedSpot, our blog is on the list of the 20 Best Iyengar Yoga Blogs and Websites, and not […]
In this article, Eyal will discuss the phrase Pratipaksha Bhavanam which appears in sutra no. II.33. Introduction to Pratipaksha Bhavanam One can distinguish between two aspects or types of efforts […]
A Tribute to Faeq Biria Back in April, we lost a great teacher. On that Saturday, when the message arrived, it stunned me. For a while, I couldn’t find the right […]
Preface The book Props for Yoga II: Sitting Asanas and Forward Extensions includes detailed explanations on how to sit properly using props. Here I bring some excerpts from this book, […]
This is the second part out of three in the series of articles about the cultural background of yoga. See the first part and the third. In this part, I […]
This is the third part out of three in the series of articles about the cultural background of yoga. See the first part and the second. In this part, we’ll […]
In this article Eyal demonstrates how the Kleshas (afflictions) and the Vrittis (movements of the consciousness) are connected and how to encounter these connections in our practice.
The new book “Yoga in Nature” stems from the long fascination of the authors with practicing yoga outdoors, in the open air, in natural surroundings. In this book, they share their many years of experience in practicing on the beach, and during hikes in mountains and forests.
Yoga is globally considered to be a very helpful tool when it comes to improving overall health. According to research from the University of Calgary, yoga practice can improve physical […]