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The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Yoga is more than just exercise. Here is an introduction to the other "limbs" of yogic philosophy and practice.
The Science of Yoga Book Review
The Science of Yoga is one of the few books to look at yoga's claims from a scientific perspective. This book is an important read for the modern yogi or yogini, and this article will explain why.
Three Balancing Poses with Props
These three balances are tough, but using props to practice can help you to move forward.
Trikonasana, or Triangle Pose
As one of the basic poses, Trikonasana is an important posture to master. Here is a primer on the posture.
Using a Mantra
Interested in meditation but have trouble concentration? A mantra might help.
Using a Yoga Strap
A yoga strap can be used for warming up and cooling down. It is also useful in accessing poses which demand greater flexibility than one has at the present time. Here are some ideas for using a strap.
Why use Sanskrit?
Do you use Sanskrit names to describe the poses in your practice? Some do and some don't. Consider both paths before choosing.
Yin Yoga is a quiet yoga style intended as a complement to more active movements. As such, it's excellent for athletes seeking a balance and greater flexibility.
Yoga and Nonviolence
The yamas are the first limb of the yogic path. They represent self-control in five important areas. The first, ahimsa, which means 'nonviolence' in Sanskrit, is one of the most challenging to understand.
Yoga and Truthfulness
Satya, or truthfulness, does not mean bloviation; rather, it refers to speaking with consideration and kindness.
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