The goal of yoga is enlightenment . That's it. Yoga was originally developed to lead the practitioner to freedom from suffering ... (continued)
Very interesting and illuminating despite living in India!
I loved this article and it made me more conscious in my asanas of the meaning. I was much more intense and present during Virabhadrasana. Where can we find out more?? I've searched online, yet must not be using the correct words in my search. I want to know the history of the other names, it is so empowering.
Readers may also find inspiration about poses from the Bhagavad Gita, and the Gita's hero warrior, Arjuna.
Great stuff! Really inspirational - however, I wasn't able to locate neither the Vishvamitra pose nor the Matsyendra twist in YJ's list of poses. Being new to yoga I don't know what they are about. I'm aware that the spirit of mythology goes for all hatha yoga poses, nevertheless I'm really curious about that difficult vishvamitra pose...
Jean Di Carlo-Wagner
How I love to read and learn about yoga! This article has given me wonderful insights into the poses and their centering and enduring truth.
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