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World Yoga Institute

Pursuing authentic Yoga practices

It’s becoming more prevalent for practitioners to abandon Yoga as spiritual pursuit and look elsewhere for simpler instructions and techniques. This even happens among some of the teachers, scholars, authors, and publishers who profess to be experts in pursuing authentic Yoga practices. Some turn away from traditional meditation and contemplation techniques to “customize” these methods …

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World Yoga Institute

Yoga: a spiritual tool that needs recognition as such

For a student longing for spiritual attainment, the path of traditional, authentic Yoga may be a perfect fit, including all of the many aspects that it may encompass. However, when authentic seekers of spiritual truths start to explore the landscape of approaches, they may quickly become daunted. Students rarely pursue Yoga as a spiritual tool …

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Success with Yoga

What establishes success with Yoga? There are differences between traditional and modern perspectives on its nature. In relation to modern Yoga and the shift from traditional Yoga, there exist two main perspectives worth considering: According to the modern or contemporary concept, an improved state of the physical body and/or the reduction of physical disease indicates …

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Yoga is Yoga

Yoga is Yoga, not asanas

There is no alternative word for Yoga. It is all-encompassing, embracing all its various forms simultaneously, not separately. So, when people try to find a synonym or substitute word, they misunderstand what Yoga means. For example, the term Yoga is sometimes mistakenly used in reference to Hatha Yoga or, in some cases, asana. People think …

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