Yoga Basics

What is Yoga? Part 1

Birth of a child and Yoga are both spontaneous states of wonder

The answer to the oft asked question"What is Yoga?". The answer one often hears is: Yoga means union. This is merely a translation from the original Sanskrit. The Definition of Yoga If I ask you what the meaning of sweet is, would you say the meaning of sweet is mitha, süß, doux?...

What is Yoga? Part 2

Yoga is compared with the different disciplines of Psychology, Art, Science, Education and Philosophy. How do we get to know ourselves? One of the ways is comparison.  We will use this method to understand more about Yoga. We will try to drawn parallels between Yoga and disciplines we know...

Benefits of Yoga

Some therapeutic benefits of Yoga are enumerated and the "real benefit" is explained. Most people start practicing Yoga because they are stressed out and/or sick. And Yoga, they have been told, is "good for you". Well, the "good reasons" for practicing Yoga are...

The Four Paths of Yoga

The different Paths of Yoga are identified and explained briefly. Different Paths for different personalities Consider a lamp shop. There are different lampshades but the Light is the same. The essential Truth remains the same, but our personalities are like the different lampshades, that adorn...

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