Ashtanga (means eight-limbed) is systematic path of Yoga, by Maharish Patanjali in his work “Yoga Sutra”. These eight limbs are not eight steps as usually understood. They are limbs of this particular path of self-realisation.
Yoga has focus on development and nourishment of both mind and body, thus these eight limbs are guidelines related to these areas only.
Yama are social rules. They are about your should deal with the society around you. Following these person rules for social conduct elevate your mental […]
When you practice yoga, there is one constant companion for each class, without fail : your Yoga Mat.
In earlier times, when Yoga was practiced only in ashrams, folded blankets were used as base for deeper practice. Or even Kusha grass before that. Which is not the case anymore. Now you have yoga mats in yoga studios, throughout the world.
One of the main reason is the scarcity and cost of […]
Sitting cross-legged on the floor or on a mat is one of the most preferred sitting postures for practising pranayama and meditation.
Any image that shows someone sitting in meditation is by and large in cross legged position (Padmasana or Sukhasana). This is not without reason. Sitting cross-legged position on floor is based on fundamental approach of Yogic practices.