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What is Yoga? Part 2

To read about the first 4 limbs of Yoga check out the first part of this article “What is Yoga: Part 1”.  5. Pratyahara Pratyahara means taking control of the senses. Instead of cravings, external rewards and possessions, we look inwards and find everything we need inside. The mind can be our path to freedom…

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What is Yoga? – Part 1

When I first started practicing yoga all I thought it was nothing more than a workout. That is how it seems to be viewed by most people in the west. After studying yoga in more detail I have realized that the yoga we all know is only a small part of Yoga. According to the…

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How to do a headstand

The headstand (Sirasasana in Sanskrit) is definitely my favourite yoga posture to practice. After getting over the initial fear of being inverted it becomes a fun posture to practice. I find it very helpful on them days when I’m feeling sluggish. I perform the movement for 30-60 seconds and the increase in blood flow to…

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