Archive for the ‘Ashtanga Yoga’ Category


The First Commandment of Yoga: Thou Shalt Not . . . .

Why should we care about the Yamas and Niyamas, the moral code of yoga? According to the yogis, here is why we should care: In yoga philosophy, most diseases are physical manifestations of mental and emotional disturbances. Therefore physical health is dependent on mental well-being. The yogis believe we must cultivate a steady, tranquil mind [...]

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Yoga Abs

The concept of  yoga abs is pretty new to me.  When I first encountered yoga in 1970, no one was talking about yoga abs.   Back in the early days of yoga here in the United States, people were talking about yoga asanas (postures), meditation and breathing.  Yoga seemed focused on teaching people how to stretch, [...]

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