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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Niyamas: Saucha

The Niyamas Niyamas describe the five qualities arising from an authentic and balanced life style.They include: Saucha: CleanlinessSantosha: ContentmentTapas: AusteritySvadhaya: Self-studyIsvarapranidhana: Surrender to God Saucha The practice of Saucha refers…

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The Yamas

The Yamas can be views as a universal moral code for all yogis to follow both on, and off the mat. It is based on a simple concept of self-control,…

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The 8 limbs of yoga

There are many aspects to yoga practice. From a Western perspective, yoga is often considered a purely physical practice. We follow a routine of asanas, physical postures, towards a goal…

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