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?”

THE BREATH IN YOGA – WHY IS IT CRUCIAL?

Whenever we might have heard people discuss Yoga, or even when we ourselves talk or think about it, we cannot keep breathing out of the discussion. We are simply talking about the breath itself in this article, not about modifying it in any way, which is what Prānāyāma is. Why is the breath so intrinsicContinue reading “THE BREATH IN YOGA – WHY IS IT CRUCIAL?”

WHAT IS YOGA – A PERSPECTIVE

From the first time I studied Yoga, it has been an all-encompassing term in my understanding. Under this umbrella term, we talk about physical fitness, mental health, emotional balance, spiritual growth, and a synchronicity of body, breath, and mind. But lately, especially since I joined Instagram in 2019, I hear people and see posts thatContinue reading “WHAT IS YOGA – A PERSPECTIVE”

PRĀNĀYĀMA – WHAT IS IT, REALLY?

Along with Āsana, another common word we hear today in the context of Yoga is Prānāyāma. If you have never been to a Yoga class or practised Yoga in any form, the meaning of this word may not be clear. What, exactly, is Prānāyāma? What is the point of Prānāyāma practice? Why has it becomeContinue reading “PRĀNĀYĀMA – WHAT IS IT, REALLY?”