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Yoga Video Guidance Notes

Classical Yoga Asana have a profound affect on the body mind. Aswell as maintaining physiological health, asana support the bodies digestive, nervous, lymphatic and hormonal systems. For the benefits of individual postures see the Yoga Posture Library.

Select the link to download the guidance notes for the Yoga videos. These notes can also be used without the video.

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Yoga Philosophy, Psychology and Happiness Technology

Yoga is a wide subject with a wealth of history, philosophy and practical psychology. I en-devour to translate and re-interpret what I read, hear and experience into accessible articles and handout for you to get a feel for the rich tapestry of yogic practice.

BKS Iyengar taught Ashtanga Yoga , as taught by Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). Krishhnamacharya was taught for 7 years by Yogeshwara Ramamohana Brahmachar, in the Himalayas at the his ashram at the foot of Mount Kailash. Yoga is a practice that is evolving in each present moment. Its involves peeling back the layers of ignorance or illusion. What I write here is not meant to mystify yoga and create a grand illusion of spirituality that we can hide within.

Here is me making sense of Yoga in today’s language- With deep gratitude to the heritage and line of teachers and a sense of responsibility for what is passed on. As teacher I am also a student and welcome discussion and feedback on any of what is presented here. Enjoy!

Downloads will include

  • The Yoga Sutras (in 400 CE) written by Sage Patanjali
    Based on the Samkhya system of Indian religious thought,  this dense ancient text is a compilation of earlier practices of yoga and philosophy. It describes and explains the aims and means of Yoga.
  • Explanations of the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga from information on personal conduct, to the art of skillful relationships, to yoga postures, breathing practices and levels of meditation.
  • Hatha Yoga & Tantra are practices and maps of awakening that are part of what I practice and teach.
  • Devotional practices of  chants (mantras), devotional songs (kirtan) and dance (Bharatanatyam)