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Patanjali and His Eightfold Path of Yoga

To perform the boat posture simply to get a flatter tummy is missing the boat, according to Patanjali.

Often called “the father of yoga,” Patanjali was the guy who codified his thoughts and knowledge of yoga in The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. In this work, Patanjali compiled 195 sutras or concise aphorisms that are essentially an [...]

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Kalakendra.com : April 28, 2006, 2:43 pm

ViniYoga

What is the word viniyoga as used in recent years within this country?
The term viniyoga had come to be associated with TKV Desikachar’s methods of teaching, adapted from his twenty-seven year long study with his father and teacher T Krishnamacharya in order to make the essence and depth of the tradition available to Westerners.

Desikachar had [...]

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Kalakendra.com : April 19, 2006, 10:28 am

Yoga as power

Yoga can be used to link the body and the mind. It is the ability to achieve something through intense physical and mental effort. For instance, to cultivate and maintain a state of concentration or to develop the body and the breath through refinement of various postures and breathing techniques.

The consequences are power over and [...]

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Kalakendra.com : April 8, 2006, 10:46 am

Yoga as self-inquiry

Yoga can also be used as a tool for a deeper understanding of ourselves by inquiring both into and beyond what we view as the everyday self, its actions and its motives.

Here Yoga can be utilised to appreciate and sustain a quality of attention. This attention offers a space that can allow our actions or [...]

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Kalakendra.com : , 10:45 am