Samadhi

Samadhi or Bliss, is the final limb in Patajlai’s Eight Limbed Path According to Äshtanga yoga (Eight Limbed Yoga), the final destination of the seeker is Samadhi. One reaches this stage only after he has practiced all the earlier aspects of Äshtanga yoga. Although we practice the eight limbs simultaneously, we must have a certain… [Read More]

Dhyana

Dhyana (Complete focus) The seventh limb of Äshtanga Yoga is Dhyana. Ashtanga Yoga is “Eight Limb” Yoga and is the ancient science of disciplining the body and mind. Dhyana comes after Dharana and is part of the Antaranga Yoga or internal yoga. While Dharana is the process by which one learns to concentrate steadily, Dhyana… [Read More]

Pratyahara

Of the eight limbs of Yoga, Pratyahara is the fifth limb and occupies the central position. It is the link between the outer aspects and the inner aspects of yoga and helps us to move between the two levels. It is impossible to move from the asanas to meditation; from physical plane to the mental… [Read More]

Pranayama

Pranayama is the fourth of the eight limbs of yoga, as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. Pranayama as yogic breathing is the science of controlling the breath. In this yogic practice, you learn to control measure and even direct your breath. It works on the principle that when the inspired breath is neutralized… [Read More]

Asanas (Yoga Postures)

Yoga asanas are the physical aspect of Yoga wherein the physical postures are practiced to implement healthy living and help us link the eight limbs, creating a mind/body connection and deeper spirituality. Most people associate the asanas as yoga as they are not familiar with the other limbs of Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. However, each… [Read More]

Niyamas

Niyama or code of living or laws for personal observance is not an exercise to be completed but an attitude. As one of the Äshtanga of yoga, as per Patanjali, Niyamas are more personal than Yamas. These are the rules of righteous living that an individual adopts for his or her own to achieve higher… [Read More]