Category Archives: Traditional Yoga

An Introduction to Yuktabhavadeva of Bhavadeva Mishra

(ISBN-81-901176-8-8) Edited by Dr. M. L. Gharote and Dr Vijay Kant Jha The Lonavla Yoga Institute has been working on this critical edition of Yuktabhavadeva of Bhavadeva Misra for the last three years and its subsequent publication makes a valuable … Continue reading

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Hatharatnavali by Srinivasayogi

(ISBN-81-901176-96) The Hatharatnavali of Srinivasayogi is a little known but nevertheless important text on Hatha yoga. It was first published in 1982 in an edition by M Vekata Reddy but since that time additional copies of the manuscript have been … Continue reading

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Siddha-siddhanta-paddhati of Goraksanatha

(ISBN 81-901617-1-7 ), Critically edited by: Dr. M. L. Gharote & Dr. G. K. Pai, with english translation, transliteration, footnote, index, glossary etc. Salient Feature: ‘For a student of Yoga, Hathayoga provides the practical ground.  The tradition of hathayoga is … Continue reading

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What is Prana?

Prana is sometimes translated as ‘breath’ and that the action of breathing enables prana to enter the body. However this is just one of the many manifestations of prana in the human body. Prana is a theoretical concept of a … Continue reading

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Traditional Yoga – the 4 ancient schools of Yoga

As Yoga has increased in popularity, the relative position of the postures has become elevated, leading many people identify Yoga ONLY with postures and believing that the aim of Yoga is physical fitness. However, the postures (known as asanas) are … 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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Siddha-siddhanta-paddhati of Goraksanatha

(ISBN 81-901617-1-7 ), Critically edited by: Dr. M. L. Gharote & Dr. G. K. Pai, with english translation, transliteration, footnote, index, glossary etc. Salient Feature: ‘For a student of Yoga, Hathayoga provides the practical ground.  The tradition of hathayoga is … Continue reading

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What is Prana?

Prana is sometimes translated as ‘breath’ and that the action of breathing enables prana to enter the body. However this is just one of the many manifestations of prana in the human body. Prana is a theoretical concept of a … Continue reading

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Traditional Yoga – the 4 ancient schools of Yoga

As Yoga has increased in popularity, the relative position of the postures has become elevated, leading many people identify Yoga ONLY with postures and believing that the aim of Yoga is physical fitness. However, the postures (known as asanas) are … Continue reading

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