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Kundalini

Kundalini forms the very foundation of the entire science of Yoga in the manner the Lord of the Serpents is the support of the earth, with all its forests and mountains. (Hatha yoga Pradipika Ch V v1 (Ch3 v1)) Kundalini … Continue reading

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The significance of Om

Om is unequivocally regarded as the oldest mantra known to the sages of India. However it’s origins are obscure, not helped by the fact that Vedic and Yogic traditions were based on verbal transmission of secret knowledge and only written … Continue reading

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Antaratma Sadhana – The innermost quest

The last three limbs of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga are often studied together and are called Antaratma Sadhana, or the innermost quest. We will consider them in turn. Dharana The practice of pratyahara prepares us for the sixth limb, dharana, or … Continue reading

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Kundalini

Kundalini forms the very foundation of the entire science of Yoga in the manner the Lord of the Serpents is the support of the earth, with all its forests and mountains. (Hatha yoga Pradipika Ch V v1 (Ch3 v1)) Kundalini … Continue reading

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The significance of Om

Om is unequivocally regarded as the oldest mantra known to the sages of India. However it’s origins are obscure, not helped by the fact that Vedic and Yogic traditions were based on verbal transmission of secret knowledge and only written … Continue reading

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Antaratma Sadhana – The innermost quest

The last three limbs of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga are often studied together and are called Antaratma Sadhana, or the innermost quest. We will consider them in turn. Dharana The practice of pratyahara prepares us for the sixth limb, dharana, or … Continue reading

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Practice: Two Handed Lotus Mudra

This beautiful mehndi design from professional artist, Hennacat demonstrates the famous two handed lotus Mudra (hand position) used in Buddhism, Yoga and meditation. Read on for instructions and more information about this celestial practice. One who performs his duty without … Continue reading

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Patanjali’s eight paths of Yoga 8 = Samadhi

Traditional Yoga, as set out by patanjali in his Yoga sutras, consists of eight ‘paths’. The first five are called  bahiranga sadhana (external aids to Yoga), and the last three are called antaranga sadhana (internal aids to Yoga). Samadhi is … Continue reading

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Patanjali’s eight paths of Yoga 7 = Dhyana

Traditional Yoga, as set out by patanjali in his Yoga sutras, consists of eight ‘paths’. The first five are called  bahiranga sadhana (external aids to Yoga), and the last three are called antaranga sadhana (internal aids to Yoga). Dyana is … Continue reading

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Patanjali’s eight paths of Yoga 6 = Dharana

Traditional Yoga, as set out by patanjali in his Yoga sutras, consists of eight ‘paths’. The first five are called  bahiranga sadhana (external aids to Yoga), and the last three are called antaranga sadhana (internal aids to Yoga). Dharana is … Continue reading

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