Category «Yoga traditions in India»

Global Perspectives of Yoga Teacher Training in India  

Folks from all around the world hover to many destinations in India, and tourism is not their reason. They come for knowing about Yoga and most of them join a Yoga School and take up yoga course. But why do these folks come from thousands of miles away to India. The reason is health and …

Guru Poornima, Its celebrations and Importance

Guru poornima is an important day in the traditional culture of India as well as Nepal and most of the places around the world. The celebrations take place on the full moon of Ashada month which generally comes between June and July. This year the festival is celebrated on 27th July around the world. The …

Yoga Traditions in India – Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala

The Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center is a therapeutic, spiritual and research center which was established by Swami Kuvalayananda in 1924. It is not only one of the oldest yoga institutes in the world but is also one of those institutions which are very comprehensive in its approach. The aim of this yoga institute …

Indian Yoga Masters

India is the land of diversity. Different cultures and religions are where you will find the soul of this country. While this diversity may differentiate people from one another, one thing that never differentiates on the basis of culture and religion is the ancient Practice of Yoga. It won’t be wrong to say that yoga …

Yoga Traditions in India:Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Ashtanga yoga, which can easily be considered as the modern day form of classical Indian yoga, became popular in the 20th century by K. Pattabhi Jois. The word Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches. Each of the eight branches of the Ashtanga yoga signifies: Yama (abstinence) Niyama- (Observances) Asana (postures) Pranayama (breath control) Pratyahara (sense …

Yoga Traditions in India:Iyengar Yoga

  Iyengar yoga is one of the most popular forms of yoga which is also a form of hatha yoga which pays a lot of attention to the details, alignment, and precision in performing the asana (posture) and pranayama (breath control). The Iyengar yoga comprises of more than 200 yoga poses along with 14 different …

Yoga Traditions in India : Sivananda Yoga

Sivananda Yoga is a holistic and classical approach to the traditional hatha yoga which tones and stretches the entire body. The best part about this type of yoga is that it is still practiced in its original form and has not yet been watered down or modified. The Sivananda yoga was introduced in India by …