Yoga Today

Yoga in the Marketplace

Having come out of its shroud of mystery and conquered the world, Yoga is returning to traditional values. Some of us like to believe that the times in ancient India were ideal spiritual times and everyone was holy. Quite to the contrary, Yoga and deep spiritual insights were on the margin of...

Yoga Today: An Overview

The Yoga scene in India has always been complex, because there have been no authorities that have regulated or controlled the development of Yoga. Having developed over millenia without dogma, it is virtually impossible to give an accurate picture of the Yoga scene then or today. This overview is...

Traditional Schools of Yoga

Characteristics of traditional schools of Yoga are elaborated. It is not enough for the founder of a school of Yoga to be born Indian or to have an Indian name to be categorised as a traditional school of Yoga. What then characterizes a traditional school of Yoga?  These are the 4 most...

Non-traditional Schools of Yoga

The different types of non-traditional schools of Yoga are elaborated. The schools of Yoga that do not adhere to all the characteristics of the traditional schools of Yoga are non-traditional even though they may have been developed in India by Indian teachers. In the plains of India, there are...

Yoga Orientation: What kind of Yoga do you do?

A map for beginners and teachers of Yoga. If you want to start Yoga here are some of the questions you can ask your teacher. Asking yourself these questions will definitely help you to understand what you want for yourself. These questions are not just for beginners. In fact the longer you...

Yoga Institutes, Organizations and Ashrams in India

Some Yoga institutions, organizations and ashrams are mentioned. The Yoga scene in India is complex with many teachers, institutions, organizations and ashrams. In this vibrant spiritual landscape there is much intermingling of traditions, lineages and ideologies. This article is far from...

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