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Hip Yoga Lit in the West Leaves India Out

Hip Yoga Lit in the West Leaves India Out

There’s a growing genre of “yoga fiction” in the west: think yoga memoirs (or “yogoirs” as they’re being called) and that’s just the beginning.  Writer Shameem Black makes the observation that: “yoga isn’t just important because it helps practitioners find health, wellness or spiritual depth. […]

SRI K PATTABHI JOIS

SRI K PATTABHI JOIS

Sri K Pattabhi Jois is an Indian yoga teacher who developed a popular vinyasa style of yoga called Ashtanga Yoga.  Born in 1915, Jois passed away on the 18th of May, 2009.  He established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in 1948 in Mysore, India, the […]

Hanuman

Hanuman

Hanuman is a monkey deity renown for his courage, power, and faithful, selfless service. Wrestlers, body builders, and bachelors often look to him for guidance because of his great strength, but Hanuman’s true message is one of co-existence. The yoga pose named after Hanuman is […]

Matsyendra

Matsyendra

Matsya literally means “fish” and he represents the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a fish.  There are lots of stories about Matsya, he’s described as rescuing the first man, Manu, from a great flood. I’m a little confused about whether Matsya and Matsyendra […]

DailyBeast has you covered: What Kind of Yoga is Right For You?

DailyBeast has you covered: What Kind of Yoga is Right For You?

Take a look at this list of 9 common styles of Yoga.  Which one is right for you??  It’s always good to mix it up, the yoga way is usually to do the kind of practice you least want to do…in this way yoga makes […]

Virabhadra

Virabhadra

“When Shiva’s consort Shakti was killed by the chief of the gods, Daksha, Shiva tore out his hair in grief and anger to create the fierce warrior Virabhadra from his locks.  With a thousand arms, three burning eyes, and fiery hair, Virabhadra wore a garland […]

Shiva

Shiva

In the yogic culture, Shiva is not known as a God, but as the first Guru or the Adi Guru.  He is the Adi Yogi or the first Yogi  “he is an ideal renuncient and an ideal householder, all in one.  No one knows his origin.  He is […]

India moves to protect yoga asanas from patents & trademarks abroad

India moves to protect yoga asanas from patents & trademarks abroad

Amazingly, India has begun a process of listing and videographing over 1000 asanas in an effort to classify them clearly as traditional knowledge.  This is an official government effort to challenge claims made at several patent offices across the globe by individuals and Multinational Corporations!! It’s […]

Shahnaz Husain on Beauty from the INSIDE out

Shahnaz Husain on Beauty from the INSIDE out

Shahnaz Husain is a prominent Indian entrepreneur who is best known for her herbal cosmetics, particularly skin care products.  In this HealthSite article she details the ways in which Yoga stimulates beauty from the inside out! “You do not have to be born beautiful. You […]