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Five Things that Disrupt Inner Peace

Five Things That Block Inner Peace | Online Yoga Teacher Training
Causes for the Modification of the Mind In his Yoga Sutras Patanjali lists five classes of chitta vrtti which create pleasure and pain. These are: Pramana (a standard or ideal), by which things...

What Is A Yoga Guru?

A Sadhaka and their Teacher The Siva Samhita divides sadhakas (pupils or aspirants) into four classes. mrdu (feeble)madhyama (average)adhimatra (superior)adhimatratama (the supreme one) The last, the highest, is alone able...

Pranayama & The Bandhas

Synopsis of the Bandhas, Nadis & Chakras In order to follow the techniques of pranayama it is necessary to understand how the bandhas, nadis and chakras pertain to the practice of pranayama.

How To Do Pranayama Correctly

Qualifications for Fitness Just as post-graduate training depends upon the ability and discipline acquired in mastering the subject in which one graduated, so pranayama training demands mastery of asanas and the strength and discipline arising therefrom.

What Are Yoga Bandhas?

MAHA BANDHA There are three major bandhas: whereby the combination of all three bandhas is called Maha Bandha, or “the great lock.” Strictly speaking, bandhas are not an asana, but a restraint. Like an electrical condenser, it fuses...

What is Yoga?

The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj meaning to bind, join, attach and yoke, to direct and concentrate one's attention on, to use and apply. It also means union or communion. It is the true union of our...

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