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Basics of Yoga

Learn the basic Philosophy of Yoga and what it means. Yoga when literally translated means – “to join”, “to unite”. Yoga ceases the movements of the mind

Raja Yoga

Raja Yoga is the path of control. In this practice, you bring body, mind, and breath under control to let go of ego and realize the self.

Bhakti Yoga

The path of devotion to the Divine is Bhakti Yoga. This is the path of surrendering your ego to whatever is your perception on divinity. Through complete surrender, you start to realize the reality of self.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is a branch within Raja Yoga. It comprises mainly of Asanas & Pranayama. The main goal of Hatha Yoga is to purify the mind and the prepare you for further spiritual practices.

Yoga Poses

A comprehensive directory of 50 Yoga poses, breathing exercises, sequences, and their benefits.

Goal of Yoga

According to Patanjali’s definition in the 2nd sutra, yoga is cessation (nirodha) of the activities (vrittis) of chitta. Vrittis refer to any sequence of thoughts, ideas, mental imaging or cognitive act performed by the mind, intellect, or ego.

Kundalini

Kundalini is a coiled up energy at the base of the spine. According to the Yogis, there are two nerve currents in the spinal column, called Pingala and Ida, and a hollow canal called Sushumna running through the spinal cord. At the lower end of the hollow canal is what the Yogis call the “Lotus of the Kundalini”.

Yoga Poses by Benefits

A complete and growing directory of Yoga poses that cater to specific benefits such as Yoga for weight loss, back pain, anxiety, PCOS, Osteoporosis, Asthma & more on the World Yoga Forum.

Sun Salutation

Sun salutation (Surya Namaskar) is a holistic exercise that promotes physical as well as mental health benefits. It revitalizes each and every cell of the body, gives physical strength, flexibility, and mental calmness.

Free Ebooks

Basics of Yoga

Number of Pages: 7

Learn the basic concepts of Yoga including its origins, meaning, definitions, and goals through this simple free e-book. The goal is to place Yoga in its correct context and bring forward the ancient practices & rich knowledge of Yoga that can help you set a strong foundation. Most schools of Yoga today have been derived from the Yoga Sutras. Yoga Sutras is a compilation of all the learnings of Yoga. Its interpretations have given rise to multiple schools in Yoga. This book is useful for beginners, practitioners, and enthusiasts in Yoga.

Bhakti Yoga

Number of Pages: 37

Bhakti yoga also called the bhakti marga or the path of devotion is a spiritual practice
focused on loving devotion. The goal of Bhakti Yoga as with all forms of Yoga is self-realization and ultimately liberation. There are many paths to self-realization and Bhakti Yoga is one of the paths. The other paths are – Raja Yoga (Yoga of Control), Jnana Yoga (Path of Knowledge), and Karma Yoga (path of
selfless services)

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