Understanding gunas to find balance in your life

Everything in Prakriti consists of three gunas (qualities). In western understanding this is close to “energy”. These three qualities are present in all objects to varying degrees. One quality is…

7 body parts to know in Sanskrit to memorize the names of yoga postures

Viparita Karani, here resembling Sarvangasana, illustrated in the 1830 manuscript of Joga Pradīpikā originally written by Ramanandi Jayatarama in 1737 Posture names are sometimes difficult to remember for a beginner.…

How Yoga brings transformative quality to everyday living

The entire universe can be divided into 2 main categories: Prakriti and Purusha. Prakriti is matter + energy. Prakriti is limited by time, space and form. Prakriti functions on cause…

8 Sanskrit words to know, to understand the names of yoga postures

‘Svastikāsana’ illustrated in the 1830 manuscript of Joga Pradīpikā originally written by Ramanandi Jayatarama in 1737 Posture names are sometimes difficult to remember for a beginner. By learning a few…

The Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York “Yogathon” – 2022 edition

Every year the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York holds a “Yogathon” in order to raise money to support the community of teachers and students who are part of…