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

Yoga For The Heart

This article is published with the kind permission of Srivatsa Ramaswami.  YOGA FOR THE HEART Sri Krishnamacharya, my Guru would characterize yoga as a Sarvanga Sadhana or a method that is helpful for all parts of the body, not just the skeletal muscles. Every part of the body can be accessed and treated, aver the […]

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This article appeared in Ramaswami’s April 2009 newsletter. It is reproduced here with his kind permission. The Sanskrit word ‘aasana’ comes from the root ‘aas’ to sit, to sit quietly. Patanjali explains aasana from the yogic point of view as sitting with comfort and steadiness. Even though several ‘non-seated’ poses are called asanas in Yoga, […]

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The Three Gunas (Triguna) and the Four Human Goals (Purusharthas)

This is an article that appeared in Ramaswami’s newsletter and is reproduced here with his kind permission: According to Yoga and other sibling philosophies, the entire universe is made of the three Gunas, Satwa, Rajas and Tamas and these permeate everything  (including all of us) everywhere in dominating everything in varying degrees. Due to the […]

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