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World Yoga Forum presents to you the latest on Yoga. The current topic of discussion is Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda. We examine the basics of Yoga as taught by Swami Vivekananda in his book Raja Yoga.

Raja Yoga is a translation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and includes Swami Vivekananda’s commentary. It’s important and a must-read work among all Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness practitioners. Yoga guru Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are an important compilation and form one of the six basic schools of the Indic philosophy including Sankhya, Mimasa, Vaisesika, Vedanta, and Nyaya. If you want to become a contributor, you can contact us here and join the World Yoga Forum.

Pranayama in the Bhagavad Gita

Pranayama in the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita in the fourth chapter has beautifully indicated pranayama as a method to reach the goal of realization of the self. The 29th verse of the fourth chapter mentions अपाने जुह्वति प्राणं प्राणेऽपानं तथापरे |प्राणापानगती रुद्ध्वा प्राणायामपरायणा: || Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 verse 29 apāne juhvati prāṇaṁ prāṇe ’pānaṁ tathāpareprāṇāpāna-gatī ruddhvā prāṇāyāma-parāyaṇāḥ Bhagavad …

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Yoga Benefits and Experiences. A compilation of 43 experiences of Yoga practitioners and their reasons for starting Yoga. The experiences and benefits of doing Yoga range from recovering from PTSD, better mental health, chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches, and better flexibility.

43 Yoga Experiences and reasons for starting Yoga! What’s Your Reason?

People have practiced Yoga for multiple reasons. There’s an interesting thread from which we’ve compiled the reasons through 43 Yoga experiences of Yoga practitioners as reported by people on a Reddit Yoga forum. The experiences and benefits of doing Yoga range from recovering from PTSD, better mental health, chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches, and …

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Yoga vs. Gym - Which is better? Does Yoga lead to better health over Gym or does Gym lead to better health over Yoga. We look at research and try to find the answer. Research shows Yoga to be a clear winners when looking at its impact on Quality of Life.

Yoga vs. Gym – Which Leads to Better Quality of Life?

Yoga vs. Gym – Which is better? Does Yoga lead to better health over Gym or does Gym lead to better health over Yoga. We look at research and try to find the answer. Research shows Yoga to be a clear winners when looking at its impact on Quality of Life.

Yoga when you are overweight. Tips on how to go about your Yoga practice when you are overweight.

Yoga when you are Overweight

Yoga can at times feel like a struggle if you are plus-size or overweight. There’s an interesting question that came our way on doing Yoga while being overweight. Has anyone had trouble with their practice being overweight? I have a difficult time keeping up with the Yoga sequence because I can’t change positions swiftly. It …

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