Category: History

Being a Good Person Does Not Negate Someone’s Actions

I have been active in the Yoga community for around 13 years. A common theme, when something goes awry is, "well I know they did __________ but they are a…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Yoga Is Not an Escape From Life

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:10: When the five types of colorings (kleshas) are in their subtle, merely potential form, they are then destroyed by their disappearance or cessation into and…
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Ask the APP: What is Svadyaya/Self Study?

I recently received a question asking for clarification on Svadyaya. Two Schools of Thought on Svadyaya Svadyaya means studying yourself and any work you do on yourself is self study. …
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Ashtanga Vinyasa VS Ashtanga Yoga

So I am beating a dead horse here but I want to keep you guys posted on what is going on. I recently wrote two posts, Whose Ashtanga Should I…
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Different Yoga Styles: You Got It All Wrong

As a blogger,  I receive press releases all the time. I received one yesterday that was really disturbing. It came from a major "yoga lifestyle brand"  aka retailer of cute…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: An Inconvenient Truth

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1:30: The obstacles, which are distractions of the  mind are disease, dullness, doubt, carelessness, laziness, sensuality, false perception,   Defining the Sutra This week is a…
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Highlights From Yoga Philosophy Study with Greg Nardi

I had the privilege  of studying yoga philosophy this weekend with Greg Nardi. Here is his bio from his website, Ashtanga Yoga World Wide.   Greg Nardi, founder of Ashtanga…
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Interview with Gregor Maehle on Samadhi

  Ashtanga teacher and practitioner, Gregor Maehle is  the author of Ashtanga Yoga Practice and Philosophy, Ashtanga Yoga: The intermediate Series, Yoga Meditation, and Pranayama: The Breath of Yoga.  With each…
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Yoga Conference Highlights from Sharath’s Stockholm Visit

There is a new video of Sharath doing a conference in Stockholm recently. Enjoy. Highlights from the Video:   Ashtanga is based on Patanali's 8 limbs of yoga Yoga is…
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Yoga Sutras for Modern Day Life: Is Yoga Religious?

Before we continue with the commentary on the Sutras,Yoga Sutras for Modern Day Life, it is time to define Isvara. Isvara is much debated term in the yoga world. It is…
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