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Benefits of a Physical Yoga Practice: Asana Then and Now

In the Yoga Sutras, we learn that asana—the “physical exercise” part of yoga—is one of eight limbs that comprise the yoga lifestyle. Often, students of classical yoga philosophy point out that Western yoga overemphasizes asana and mostly neglects other aspects of the practice. But that doesn’t mean we should overlook the benefits of a physical […]

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga: How Should Yogis Live and What Should They Practice?

There are 196 verses in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The verses are divided into four sections, and it’s not until we are close to halfway through these verses that we encounter the eight limbs of yoga. The second second of the Yoga Sutras is about the spiritual discipline. In sutra 2.28, Patanjali tells us to practice yoga! […]