HOW TO BE A YOGA SĀDHAKA

Yoga Sādhanā, or Yoga practice as it is popularly translated, is a phrase that is used quite often in conversations around Yoga, especially on social media but also in classes and studios. People talk about being regular with Yoga practice, building a practice, having a daily practice that lasts at least for a certain amountContinue reading “HOW TO BE A YOGA SĀDHAKA”

FINDING MY SPACE WITHIN YOGA

I started learning Yoga back in the year 2003 when it was quite big in some places but in India, few people were seriously interested in Yoga or teaching it. There were Yoga schools and Yoga teachers but nothing close to the kind of numbers and popularity we see today. I started learning it becauseContinue reading “FINDING MY SPACE WITHIN 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?”