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”

CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – UPÉKSHA

Today, we’re discussing the last of the four Parikarma. If you have missed out on the earlier Parikarma articles, do go give them a read through this brief introduction to Parikarma which has links to each of the other articles. If you have never heard the word and have no idea about it, the earlierContinue reading “CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – UPÉKSHA”

DO I HAVE A YOGA BODY?

This is a very common question I have heard. Some have asked me this question in some variation and many ask this question on social media posts every single day. So, what is the answer? Do you and I have the body for Yoga? Do we have the correct body proportions, the correct shape andContinue reading “DO I HAVE A YOGA BODY?”

CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – KARUNA

In the last article, we discussed the first of the Parikarma concepts, the meaning of Maitri and how it applies to life in the Yogic context as well as the word Sukha. Today, we will explore the second concept in this series, Karuna, along with another word, Dukkha, that is closely associated with it. IfContinue reading “CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – KARUNA”

CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – MAITRI

Today, we start looking at the first o the four fascinating concepts that are together called Parikarma. We will also discuss four other terms that are closely associated with Parikarma. In case you are wondering what that word means, go read my introductory article about Parikarma and the concepts we will be discussing as partContinue reading “CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – MAITRI”