INTENT, ACTIONS, AND PRACTICES

This bit of contemplation has come about from repeated questions about the difference between Āsana and exercise, Āhāra and the diet culture, Vairāgya and disinterest. They are interesting questions, ones that I have had myself before others asked me these things. For the longest time, I did not have an answer; I did not knowContinue reading INTENT, ACTIONS, AND PRACTICES

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”

YOGA AND MATERIALISM

A few years ago, I started looking for training programmes to deepen my knowledge of Yoga philosophy and concepts. It took me a long time to find teachers and programs that somewhat met my requirements. I have had many teachers but never had a Guru; I have taken my learnings when and where I haveContinue reading “YOGA AND MATERIALISM”

CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – MUDITA

Continuing with the theme of Yogic concepts that can be applied to everyday life ad a householder, as someone living in society, we look at the next concept in Parikarma today. If you’re wondering what Parikarma is, you can read a little introduction about it here. The article has links to the individual articles aboutContinue reading “CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – MUDITA”

YOGA AND HINDUISM – IS YOGA RELIGIOUS?

For many, even those who have learnt and practised Yoga, the practice is often associated with prayer and chanting and God. A lot of these observances seem very similar to religious Hindu practices today and this makes people think that Yoga is a religious practice primarily meant for those who follow the Hindu religion. ThisContinue reading “YOGA AND HINDUISM – IS YOGA RELIGIOUS?”