The Legend of Sage Patanjali

Repost from the Official Website of B.K.S. Iyengar: “It is said that Lord Vishnu was once seated on his couch, Lord Adisesa (the Lord of Serpents) watching the enchanting dance (tandava nrtya)  of Lord Shiva. Lord Vishnu was so absorbed in the dance movements that His body began to vibrate to the rhythm of Lord […]

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Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Patanjali Yoga Sutra The 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi) can be traced to their philosophical roots in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. In the Yoga Sutra each limb is precisely outlined and described as a method for cutting through avidya, ignorance, and developing vivikah khyateh, discerning vision, that […]

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Ashtanga Yoga Talk and Workshop @ NYU Hindu Center

“All learning is good if it can ever guide man Godward” ~ Sri Ramakrishna Delighted to return to my alma mater, New York University, to give a talk and workshop at the NYU Hindu Center about the 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga as described in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. The 8 limbs of yoga […]

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