Yoga Isn’t Only Physical Yogasana—But Here’s Why Postures Are an Important Part of the Practice

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The culture is getting into the deeper aspects of yoga, including meditation and mantra, but yogasana, or physical postures, are still an important piece of the practice. In the classical eight limbs of yoga, asana, the third limb, allows us to let go of physical tensions in the body, helping to bring us to a place where we feel empowered and connected to the world at large.

In the video above, yoga teacher Rina Deshpande, who leads our new online course, The Culture & Practice of the Yama, shares why she thinks asana should still be an important part of your practice.

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