Yoga blocks and their superpowers
The bricks are used to "raise the floor", bring it closer to the student and thereby facilitate the presence in the asana. And now more specifically: what gives the use…

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Oh teacher
I was recently invited again to Radio 4 in the morning air - to talk a little about yoga and about our upcoming yoga camp in Spain. Before turning on…

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Yoga dictionary. Prakriti
There is such a thing as Prakriti in the philosophy of the Sankhya school. The term is also mentioned in the Yoga sutras of Patanjali. Prakriti is considered to be…

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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Advaita Vedanta. The doctrine of non-duality

“Everything consists of emptiness, and form is condensed emptiness.” This is what albert Einstein said at the time. The 1994 Soviet scientific film entitled “Journey to the nanoworld” reveals the essence of things and their true nature. From the point of view of physics, everything actually consists almost entirely of emptiness. If we consider the atom, of which everything in the material world consists, then a detailed examination of it can be found that its nucleus contains almost the entire mass of the atom itself. But the most interesting thing is that the nucleus occupies only one ten-thousandth the size of an atom. Continue reading

Yoga dictionary. Vikalpa

Translated from Sanskrit “vikalpa” means “fantasy”, “imagination”. In the yoga sutras Patanjali gives a detailed explanation of such phenomena as Vritti. In the Sutra of the fifth Chapter of the first, Patanjali describes their effect on the mind. In A. Bailey’s version of the translation, the Sutra reads:”there are five States of mind, and they are subject to pleasure or pain, they are painful or not painful.” Later in the sixth Sutra of the same Chapter, Patanjali enumerates the five kinds of Vritti. In A. Bailey’s version of the translation, the Sutra reads: “These modifications are right knowledge, wrong knowledge, fantasy, passivity and memory.” Among the other five types of Vritti, Patanjali mentions here such a phenomenon as Vikalpa, which in A. Bailey’s translation means “fantasy”. In Swami Vivekananda’s version of the translation, “vikalpa “is”verbal illusions”. Krishnamacharya offers the meaning “of vikalpa” as “imagination”. Continue reading

Yoga dictionary. Vasana
According to another version, character traits are already genetically determined, and it is only possible to partially adjust the character of the child in the process of education. From the…

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Complex "Surya Namaskar" - Salutation to the Sun (part 3)
Beneficial action An obvious feature of Surya Namaskar is that it is an exercise for the whole body. The back bends back and forth, arms and legs bend and straighten,…

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Yoga practice in varicose veins
What is varicose veins Varicose disease is a common disease that manifests itself in the form of deformation of the venous vessels and disorders of the venous valves, which leads…

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