Yoga Sutra’s

Sanskrit – the yoga and ancient language from India

If your yoga practice starts to deepen, for sure you will come across Sanskrit: the oldest language known to man. During my regular yoga classes I have learned several Sanskrit names for commonly practised asanas (poses). For example: Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose), Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose), Tadasana (Mountain Pose), Utkatasana (Chair Pose), Garudasana …

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Pranayama

Pranayama is derived from two Sanskrit words: prana (life force) and ayama (control). So, in its broadest description, pranayama means ‘the control of the flow of life force’. Through the practice of pranayama you can achieve a healthy body and mind. Pranayama is the fourth limb within Patanjali’s Eight-fold path of Yoga. Patanjali says that …

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Asana

Asana (postures or poses) comprise the third limb of yoga. Traditional usage defines asana as both singular and plural. It addresses physical limitations so you may cultivate more comfort during the limbs that follow. In the yogic view, the care of your body is an important stage of your spiritual growth. Originally, in the context …

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