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Articles written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and reproduced here with his permission.

Ageing by Srivatsa Ramaswami

Ageing by Srivatsa Ramaswami Changes take place all the time. Patanjali recognizes three changes or transformations called parinama-s.One is changes in a person due to circumstances called avastha parinama. Then the changes that come about due to efflux of time called lakshana parinama. Then of course transformations brought about by specific individual efforts on oneself. […]

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Word (śabda) शब्द

This article was written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and is reproduced here with his kind permission: When I started studying Yogasutras with my Guru Sri T Krishnamacharya, at the first reading, he went through each word one by one in every sutra. He would explain each Sanskrit word giving the derivation of the words from possibly […]

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Namaskāra नमस्कार

Q… Did your Guru Sri Krishnamacharya teach you Sun Salutation or Suryanamaskāra? Oh yes! Yes it was one of the first chants he taught me. You know Suryanamaskara mantras form the longest chapter in the Yajur veda (Krishna)–132 paragraphs in 32 sections– which is still in vogue in India especially South India. Krishna yajurveda aka […]

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