Thursday, December 3, 2015

Know Your Yoga: An Introduction to the Yogic Science

Sadhguru's Vision on International Day of Yoga
A comprehensive guide to get started with all things yoga. Sadhguru’s articles clarify exactly what yoga is and what it’s not, give us an introduction to many awe-inspiring yogis, and present us with tips to get the best out of our yoga practice.

What Yoga Is & What It’s Not

What is Yoga?
Sadhguru describes what the word ‘yoga’ means and does not mean.
7 Myths about Yoga – Busted!
There is a lot of “yoga” happening in the world today that has very little to do with what yoga really is. Several myths about this ancient practice have long been masquerading as facts. It’s time we demystify yoga, in Sadhguru’s very own words.

A Brief History of Yoga

Adiyogi – The First Yogi
In a vivid narration from Sadhguru, we take a look at the being who introduced yoga to humankind, the Adiyogi, the first yogi.
How Agastya Muni Spread Yoga Across Ancient India
Sadhguru looks at how Agastya Muni, one of the Saptarishis – the first seven disciples of Adiyogi – took the yogic sciences across the Indian subcontinent. This happened over 15,000 years ago.
Patanjali – The Father of Modern Yoga
Sadhguru explores the incredible life and capabilities of Patanjali, the father of modern yoga and the author of the celebrated yoga sutras.
Become a Buddha
Sadhguru tells us what it means and what it takes to be a Buddha.
Allama Mahaprabhu and the Yoga of Gentleness
Sadhguru tells the story of the yogi Siddhalinga’s challenge to Allama Mahaprabhu, and the extraordinary events that followed.
Akka Mahadevi
Sadhguru tells us about Akka Mahadevi, one of the many intense women who were absolutely devoted to Shiva, the Adiyogi.
Poosalar and Sadashiva Brahmendra
Poosalar and Sadashiva Brahmendra were well-known yogis from South India, who are held in high regard to this day.
Meiporul and Kannappa Nayanar
We look at the stories behind three of the beings honored in the stone panels of the Dhyanalinga Inner Parikrama.

Making Sense of the “Many” Yogas!

The Types of Yoga: Understanding the Four Essential Paths
Sadhguru answers a question on the different types of yoga and explains that any yoga that you do comes under four essential paths.
Kriya Yoga – A Powerful Way To Walk The Spiritual Path
Sadhguru, looks at what kriya yoga means, and what it takes to walk this path and explore the very mechanics of the life process.
Bhakti Yoga: The Nature of Devotion
What is devotion and how can we practice bhakti yoga? Sadhguru explains how a devotee is someone who has the right perspective of his place in the existence.
Gnana Yoga
Sadhguru explains that gnana yoga is not a philosophy, but a process to sharpen the intellect to a point where it can “penetrate through the process of life and show you what is true and what is not true.”
What Is Karma Yoga and Why Is It Needed?
Sadhguru looks at the importance of the process of karma yoga, its role on the spiritual path, and how one can go about using action as a means to spiritual growth.
Kundalini Yoga
Sadhguru, looks at the enormous potential that Kundalini carries. He speaks of the importance of becoming aware of the Kundalini, awakening to a hidden treasure within.
What is Tantra Yoga? Definitely Orgasmic, But Not Sexual
A seeker asks Sadhguru, “What is tantra?” Sadhguru looks at the tantric tradition, and explains how the Guru-disciple relationship can definitely be orgasmic, but not sexual.

Hatha Yoga: Align With The Divine

Benefits of Surya Namaskar: How It Transforms Your System
Sadhguru looks at the impact of Surya Namaskar on the human system, and presents a few simple steps that can maximize its benefits.
Surya Kriya and Surya Shakti
Sadhguru examines ways of aligning our systems with the Sun, the source of the planet’s energy.
Hatha Yoga Guide: Science, Benefits and Insights
In this comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of hatha yoga, yogi and mystic Sadhguru introduces us to this phenomenal science. In a series of articles, he corrects many misunderstandings about the process and explores how we can reap the maximum benefits hatha yoga has to offer.

Asanas Guide – Align With the Divine
Having trouble with your dhanurasana. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the science of asanas, what you can do go deeper into your practice, and how you can reap the most out of one’s practice. Enjoy!

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