Theory

Should I Stay Loyal

Should I Stay Loyal to One Style of Yoga?

There are certainly benefits to sticking with one style of yoga—digging a single deep hole rather than several shallower ones. The practice even within a single system is not necessarily uniform. In Ashtanga, the set sequence of postures can function like the “control” in a scientific experiment, highlighting changes in the practitioner. Iyengar Yoga has within its …

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History Yoga Unpanishads

History Of Yoga In The Upanishads

Yoga is one of the most ancient forms of mystic and human development practice which has originated in India. This practice had been found to be of great reverence in form of a holistic pattern of moral, mental and physical development. Ancient Hindu texts of Yoga called the HathaYogaPradipka, asserts that Lord Shiva as the …

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Principles of Iyengar Yoga Asanas And Their Benefits

Principles of Iyengar Yoga Asanas And Their Benefits

The founder of Iyengar Yoga is Yogacharya Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar. He trained his pupil under his own style of yoga during the 20th century. The yoga is a form of Hatha yoga, which involves use of props. The yoga is also based on the concept of “eight limbs” of Ashtanga yoga. It aims the …

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Third Eye Chakra — Ajna Chakra

Third Eye Chakra — Ajna Chakra

Location: Between eyebrows (third eye) System: Endocrine Gland: Pituitary Associations: Insight, wisdom, self-awareness, spiritual awareness, self-realization Color: Violet Element: Light Mantra: Om The Third Eye Chakra transcends time. It is located in the brain, at the brow, above the base of the nose. The gift of this chakra is seeing – both inner and outer …

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