The purpose of yoga. Ashtanga Yoga Patanjali (part 1)
In order to achieve any goal, you need to clearly see this goal in front of you. Therefore, in order for the practice of yoga to be fruitful, you need…

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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (part 2)
Vinyasa Vinyasa is a way of synchronizing breathing and movement. There is one breathing cycle per movement. For all asanas, a certain amount of vinyasas is established. The purpose of…

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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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Ashtanga yoga

Four kinds of karma

Being under the illusion that the world around us is not just hostile to us, but, moreover, unfairly hostile, we deprive ourselves of the opportunity to develop. Because if a person takes the position “I am perfect, and the world is imperfect”, such a worldview concept deprives a person not only of the opportunity to develop, but also of the very meaning of such development. After all, why make efforts if the cause of suffering is the injustice of the world?

Even 2500 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni said that disbelief in the law of karma is the most severe ignorance into which a living being can fall. In the Sutra so called, the Sutra on the law of Karma, the Buddha explains in detail to Ananda and other disciples that man himself is the cause of both his happiness and his suffering. Continue reading

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 the feminine aspect of the manifestation of the Universe, which in symbiosis with the masculine aspect of the Universe — Purusha — forms the universe.

Prakriti in Sanskrit means ’cause`, `matter`or ‘nature’. Prakriti is the primordial nature, the first principle of the world. When Prakriti is not influenced by the gunas, it remains in its original state. And the moment the gunas begin to affect Prakriti, the balance of the gunas is disturbed, and Prakriti begins to change — to take different forms and form the material world. Continue reading

Women’s theme

Women’s theme
What is the relationship between what is described above and a woman? Why am I writing about consciousness referring specifically to a woman? Because a lot depends on a woman. A woman has a huge influence on a man, she has great power, but, unfortunately, either does not know about this power, or does not know how to use this power. Therefore, our world is ruled by selfish men who often use female power (read – “energy”) in their interests. Remember any production, and pay attention to who usually directs the process and who is the performer of all the dirty work? On female energy, including on unrealized sexual energy, a lot of things have been created in this world. And most often women do not even suspect this. It often happens that only for the fleeting attention to herself on the part of a man can a woman be capable of tremendous self-sacrifice. But this self-sacrifice often turns into a kind of energy manipulation – a man came, gave a little attention to a woman, received everything that she was capable of from her, and disappeared for a long time … he went to spend the powers received from her on his personal affairs. Continue reading

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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. 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…

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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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Standing on nails: benefits and harms
"Disease comes as quickly as a wall falls, and leaves as slowly as silk is unwound," says an ancient Eastern wisdom. The problem is that any disease first manifests itself…

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