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Yoga for Mind Development

By Santhanam Nagarajan Sri Aurobindo , the sage of Pondicherry, India once narrated his experience thus: "While I was practicing Pranayam, I was doing it for about five to six hours a day, three hours in the morning and two or three hours in the evening. I felt there was a great accession of light [...]

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Kalakendra.com : October 24, 2006, 11:59 am

Aurobindo on How to Do Yoga and Why he has Rewritten Savitri Ten or Twelve Times

By Santhanam Nagarajan

The great Yogi Maharishi Aurobindo (Birth 15-8-1872 Samadhi: 5-12-1950) was very emphatic in stating that only he could write truly about himself. And hence we have to read his writings, letters etc to know about him.

Swami Vivekananda guided him in his yogic practice in Alipore jail. Aurobindo himself revealed:”In the Alipore jail I [...]

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Kalakendra.com : , 11:56 am

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