Month: February 2019

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The Yamas & Niyamas: Yoga’s Ethics

The Yamas and Niyamas come from the Yoga Sutras, which were written by the yogi sage, Patanjali. They offer a moral code, or ethical guidelines, to the yoga way of life. In the Sutras, Patanjali lays out an eightfold path that gives instruction for living a meaningful and purposeful life. This eightfold path is defined …

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What is Yoga Nidra?

What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga nidra means yogic sleep- it’s a state of conscious deep sleep. It’s a powerful meditation technique; you leave the waking state, go past the dreaming state, and go to deep sleep, although you remain awake. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different from traditional meditation in which concentration on a single focus is …

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Aphrodite, The Goddess of Love

Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She is identified with the planet Venus. Her major symbols include myrtles, roses, doves, sparrows, and swans. According to Hesiod’s Theogony, she was born from the foam in the waters of Paphos, on the island of Cyprus. They say she arose from …

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Tantra Truth

“When you understand who and what you are, your radiance projects into the universal radiance and everything around you becomes creative and full of opportunity.” Yogi Bhajan When many people in the West think of Tantra Yoga, they often associate it with a sexual practice. This idea was widely popularized by a particular branch of …

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What is Bikram Yoga?

What is Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga is a system of yoga that was created by Bikram Choudhury, and became popular in the early 1970’s. Choudhury created Bikram Yoga from traditional hatha yoga techniques. It is a hot yoga style, consisting of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. Ideally, it is practiced in a room that is heated to 40 °C (104 °F) with 40% humidity. All official Bikram …

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