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Great Yoga Books

By |December 16th, 2012|Categories: Resources||0 Comments

There are probably of thousands of books about or related to yoga on the market, some absolutely brilliant, others a little bit dubious. I’ve put together a list of my favourite books which I think most people will be glad about buying or borrowing...
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Yogi Glossary

By |December 15th, 2012|Categories: Resources||0 Comments

 

 

Yoga practically has it’s own language, and it can be quite intimidating for people at first. So here is a short list of common and useful yoga words and phrases and what they mean.

 

Asana: The word ‘asana’ is Sanskrit for ‘pose’. Asanas are one of the many aspects within yoga and consists of specific postures.

Acro/Partner Yoga: Working with a partner blending yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage.

Anusara Yoga: A heart centred approach developed by John Friend. Anusara Yoga combines Tantric philosophy and alignment.

Ashtanga Yoga: A style of yoga popularised by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Sanskrit definition is ‘having eight limbs or parts’. Follows six […]

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Introduction to Yoga

By |December 10th, 2012|Categories: Resources||0 Comments

The Different Yoga Schools
Many schools of yoga have developed since its benefits/use began to spread further than what was originally only practiced by students who had learnt from well respected Rishis. Naturally, as more people began to discover the benefits and power of yoga they also discovered certain aspects that they found particularly important or useful, and from this slowly developed different schools of yoga.

B.K.S Iyenger’s school offered its students the benefit of using props with a strong focus on alignment, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois popularised Ashtanga Yoga offering his students the alignment of movement and breath, and from this developed […]