Samadhi

The ultimate goal of Yoga is Samadhi, union with the divine. At the moment of Samadhi, we are truly connected with the universe and our true Self, with no separation…

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Dhyana

Dhyana is the 7th limb of Patanjalis Yoga Sutras, and is the process of meditating on the divine. The word dhyana comes from the Sanskrit word dhyai, which means "to think of", however,…

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Dharana

Dharana is the process of holding the attention of the mind onto one object or place. The sanscript work Dharana comes from the word dhri which means ‘to hold firm’.…

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Pranayama

Pranayama is a practice involving the controlling of the breath. The word pranayama is made up of two words, Prana meaning a subtle life-force providing energy for body and mind,…

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Asana

Traditionally, asanas were seated positions in which yogis practiced meditation, while remaining strong and straight and joyful. Patanjali defines asanas as being effortless. By definintion, Patanjali stated that an asana…

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Niyamas: Swadhyaya

Swadhyaya is a strong force which, when practiced continually, can be a profound yogic process which enables inner realisation and purity of “self”. Swadhyaya can broadly be defined as “self-study”…

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Niyamas: Tapas

The word Tapas means ‘fire’ or ‘heat. My favourite definitions of Tapas in a yogi term, all come back to one thing – the generation of spiritual fire or passion.…

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Niyamas: Santosha

The principle of santosha refers to a connection with peace and contentment, which as a practice, draws us closer to Samadhi. When reached, this feeling of completeness and satisfaction is…

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