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Pranayama in Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali

Pranayama, the conscious and deliberate manipulation of the breathing, is the fourth limb of practice in the Hatha and Raja schools of Yoga. The Hatha Yoga goal is to purify the system and move the concentrated prana through the central sushumna nadi, awakening each chakra on the ascent to the crown chakra. Samadhi is the […]

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Ana Maria’s Arhapadmasana video

Ana Maria Magalhaes, who completed Ramaswami’s 200 hr Teacher Training Program at LMU a few tears ago has uploaded a cute little video of ardhapadmasana following vinyasakrama. Here it is:

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Yogasana – goal, method and benefits

“The goal of yoga is clear; make the mind satvic and realise the true nature of the Self.” Srivatsa Ramaswami In the Hathayogapradipika and Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, asana (the practice of Yoga postures)  is described as the third practice of yoga after yama (ethics) and niyama (personal disciplines). My teachers said that the reason […]

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