Category Archives: Traditional Yoga

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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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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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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Summer Term Yoga Classes start 18th April

Summer term classes at The Lion Starts 18th April 2012 Wednesdays 7pm – 8.30pm 13 week course £78.50 Pay by paypal (Get one week free!) Drop-in to class for £8.50 per class (please pay on the night or pay by … Continue reading

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Special Easter Holiday Yoga Classes

Special Easter Holiday Yoga Classes –  Hip Hip Hooray! All students from across Shropshire welcome! The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury Wednesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm 4th April and 11th April £9.50 per class drop-in on the night or pay just £15.00 for … 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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