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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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The 84 asanas of Yoga

Several ancient and contemporary texts on yoga mention that there are 84 asanas, but then only outline or describe a handful of them. One text does list all 84, this is the Hatharatnavali by Srinivasa which is thought to have … 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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Patanjali’s eight paths of Yoga 5 = Pratyahara

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). Pratyahara is … Continue reading

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Patanjali’s eight paths of Yoga 4 = Pranayama

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). Pranayama is … Continue reading

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Patanjali’s eight paths of Yoga 2 = Niyama

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). In my … Continue reading

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Patanjali’s eight paths of Yoga 1 = Overview of Yama

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). The first … Continue reading

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Outline of Patanjali’s Sutras

Traditional Raja Yoga is summarised in an important document called the ‘Yoga Sutras’ (threads of Yoga) which was written by an individual or group of individuals known as ‘Patanjali’. The Yoga Sutras are the most organised and complete theoretical and … Continue reading

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