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5 Differences Between Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga

Understand how Ashtanga-yoga and Hatha-yoga are different in theory and practice though the objective of spiritual upliftment is common to both.

Browsing through yoga classes offering an array of styles and approaches could be a real exercise in confusion. 832 more words


5 Minds You Meet in Meditation

No matter what style of meditation you practice, you’ve probably heard the following refrain: “And if you find your mind wandering, non-judgmentally make a note of where your mind went, and let that thought drift away as you return your awareness to __________.” 243 more words


Dharana & Dhyana: A Somatic Perspective

by Vaishali Iyer

The eight limbs of yoga described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are often taught as a step-by-step ascent, or a process of deepening interiorization which culminates with… 832 more words


The Music of Yoga

There’s magic in asana practice. There is magic in the vinyasa flow.

The most important thing I have learned so far on my journey towards understanding that magic… 372 more words


Dhyana: Meditation

Today I started on my fifty minute meditation practice again. I have been so caught up in life experiences and discovering what my body can accomplish through yoga asana (posture/ seat or connection to the earth) practice that I have found myself neglecting this practice of the mix of mindfulness, dharana (concentration), and pratyahara (sense withdrawal), that I refer to as meditation. 483 more words


Swimming Meditation

My husband swims regularly for exercise. I like to run, but since it was going to be a very hot day, I joined him to swim laps at the pool. 666 more words

Happiness Research & Studies

Ashtanga Yoga es un sistema de 8 pasos

Ashto en sánscrito siginifica 8 , el sistema de Ashtanga Yoga es un camino de ocho pasos, no es solamente la practica de posturas ( asanas) va mucho mas alla del cuerpo, claro es un aspecto muy importante, pero no es el único. 468 more words

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