HABITS AND HOBBIES AS YOGA

Let us start with what is seen, heard, and understood as Yoga by most of us today. My understanding of what Yoga is perceived as from what I have encountered online and offline is this – it is physical movement, light stretching, and exercise; it is breath control; it is slow and easy and notContinue reading “HABITS AND HOBBIES AS YOGA”

RULES FOR A YOGA TEACHER

If you have just finished teacher training and have never taught Yoga before, it can sometimes be quite daunting to get started. If you turn to social media for advice, there will be so many contradicting suggestions that you will probably end up more confused than ever! This is how I felt when I wasContinue reading “RULES FOR A YOGA TEACHER”

YOGA WITHOUT SANSKRIT – IS IT POSSIBLE?

A discussion I have heard and seen discussed on social media and outside of it, time and time again is the necessity of Sanskrit in Yoga. I believe this conversation has become more and more relevant since the time Yoga started spreading to the world outside India, to places where nobody had ever heard orContinue reading “YOGA WITHOUT SANSKRIT – IS IT POSSIBLE?”

YOGA AND MINIMALISM – WHAT YOGA SCRIPTURE SAYS

In the last article (read it here), I shared with you my contemplations on minimalism and how I slowly started to discover the parallels between Yoga and minimalism. I adopted a lifestyle many years ago, which I have been building on bit by bit, that strives towards minimalism in everyday living. A lot of peopleContinue reading “YOGA AND MINIMALISM – WHAT YOGA SCRIPTURE SAYS”

YOGA AND MINIMALISM – WHAT IS THE CONNECTION?

I want to start this article with the reasons behind making this connection or even trying to understand if there is a connection. I am a vegan – I do not eat meat and dairy products, do not use silk and leather, try to limit my use of synthetic materials, do not change my electronicsContinue reading “YOGA AND MINIMALISM – WHAT IS THE CONNECTION?”

CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – ĀCHĀRA

The third article in this series, we are discussing concepts related specifically to routine and lifestyle. You can access links to all the articles discussing Yogic concepts in this article. Yoga is not just about exercise or breath control but is a guide for various aspects of daily life as well; it is an entireContinue reading “CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – ĀCHĀRA”