• Philosophy,  Ashtanga Yoga,  Patanjali,  Uncategorized

    āsana – the temple of self-realization

    Merely practicing physical postures is obviously not the meaning of Yoga. By reading Adi Śaṅkara we understand that incorrect practices have caused harm since ancient times. On the other hand texts like the Aparokṣānubhuti and Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra also prove the ancient tradition and importance of āsana practice. That it has always been more than just seated postures as some scholars claim nowadays. The scriptures serve as a compass and help us stay on the right

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    Philosophy,  Ashtanga Yoga,  Patanjali,  Uncategorized

    Yoga Sutra – The Master Key

    The term Yoga seems to communicate goodness per se and it’s asana component provides the perfect visuals. No wonder that it has become the ideal marketing tool for literally everything and nothing. The term Yoga has been seized by vast armies of pseudo-spiritual materialists in the past two decades. The art of self realization has become “hip, hot and holy”. The rescue are the ancient texts that detrue fine the meaning of Yoga. Especially Patanjalis Yoga Sutra is our rescue, our guide in the jungle. Patanjali defined the meaning of Ashtanga Yoga 2000 years ago. By understanding the kleshas (ignorance, egotism etc.) we understand the cause of the deformation of…