I appreciated this article, as I'm doing homework for my teacher training. I particularly liked the description of the relationship between Tapas and Svadhyaya. This website is such a wonderful resource, chock full of so many wonderful articles, and if it takes ads to sustain this resource, than it is worth it.
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Scroll down to the bottom of this article, click print whether or not you actually want to print this article and voila...you will get a clean, readable article. Do give it a try and enjoy!
Namarupa is the best mag on yoga you can download and its yours for about 2 bucks,all the ads are getting absurd even the nudity o sell oroducts is off the cuff.
I thought this article was well-written and very valuable to anyone on the yogic path, however, I had a difficult time concentrating with all of the advertisements flashing at me from all corners of the screen. Come on yoga journal this is materializing yoga at its worst. I used to subscribe to your magazine until I saw and add for some weightloss herbal supplement with a picture of a women pinching her love handles. I am disappointed at the path the magazine has taken and the way the website now looks. I am sure there are good reasons for the change but for now I will go looking somewhere else for inspiration because all I feel logging into to yoga journal is distracted.