The 5 Niyamas of Yoga Explained

“Niyama”  The 5 Niamas is the second limb, among the eight limbs of yoga described in Patanjali’s yoga sutra. It comprises of five internal practices, which extend the moral codes of conduct that Yama provides. Niyama extends these practices to a person's internal environment of...
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What is Yoga? A Beginner’s Guide

What comes into your mind when you hear the word ‘yoga’?For some people, it’s rolling mats and stretchy athletic wear.For others, it’s twisting about into a pretzel while doing a headstand.And for still others, it’s that thing mum does on weekends.But what is it, really? This online...
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Sanskrit Names of Asanas & Pranayamas

Are you lost when told to do an adho mukha svanasana? Confused by the names of the breathing exercises? Don't worry! Check out this list and you will soon recognize the Sanskrit names! Adho mukha svanasana: Downward-facing dogAdho mukha vrksasana: Handstand pose Agnistambhasana: Fire log...
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Essential Yoga Body Parts

Don't know what you're supposed to do when you're told to lift your sternum? Check this list out, and you will never hesitate on body part or muscle names again!Core: usually thought of as the abdominal muscles or the muscles in the torso, but should really be considered as all of the inner...
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50 Sanskrit Yoga Terms

Learn more about the classical yoga concepts and shape up your yoga Sanskrit!Abhyasa: practice Amrita ("immortal/immortality"): another name for the deathless Spirit (see atman) Ananda ("bliss"): the state of utter joy, which is an essential quality of the ultimate...
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