Virasana is a deceptively simple pose demanding a complex range of motion from the lower body. To protect your joints and muscles, it’s important to practice the pose safely. Learn the how and why of a safe Hero Pose, how Virasana differs from Vajrasana, and which Virasana adaptations might suit you.

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Raja Yoga is not the yoga of kings, and instead involves mental and physical control of the self. In Raja Yoga, there are eight specific practices presented in exact order. Patanjali, in the Yoga Sutras, declared that mastering each of these practices in order would lead to enlightenment.

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Jnana (pronounced G’yahn) Yoga is the Path of knowledge of Self, on the journey to the Seventh Stage of Knowledge, often called Enlightenment. If you patiently collect information about Self then analyse, question, and seek the truth within that information… then you are practicing Jnana Yoga.

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An Overview of the Hatha Yoga Postures from the Arhanta Yoga Foundational ClassThe following yoga asanas for beginners was compiled by Arhanta Yoga based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda. He was one of the most famous Indian spiritual leaders. Swami Sivananda (1887-1963) lived most of his life in Rishikesh, India. He was a medical

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Unfortunately, there are a couple of misconceptions that forward bends are about straightening the legs, touching your toes, and getting your nose to the legs. Some students are so determined to make the forward bend pose look a certain way that they force themselves into these deep forward folds. However, this can lead to serious injury to the fascia and muscles of the back body. Read on more to find out how to do yoga forward bends safely to gain all the benefits!

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You may have heard the word prana in yoga class. Maybe you have read about it in yoga philosophy or came across it while learning about Ayurveda. When we learn about the definition of prana, we can then understand the functions of prana. Continue reading to learn how to manipulate these functions to reach optimum health!

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The ancient and timeless philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita gives us a system for self-development leading to Self-realisation through the four paths of yoga. Bhakti Yoga is one of these four paths. It is the path of devotion. We purify our emotions and direct them to something beyond ourselves. It is a path of love, faith, and practices that engender those feelings further as we reach the ultimate goal.

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Yin Yoga asanas stretch what we call the yin tissues. Yin tissues are deeper tissues such as the tendons, fascia, ligaments, and the other connective tissues of the body. Our yin tissues are less vascular (supplied with blood) and less elastic, and therefore need more time to stretch. When stretched regularly, it increases the overall flexibility, circulation, and range of motion of the joints and fascia.

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