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Hatha Yoga Pradipika: now available in ten chapters

A longer version of the classic Haṭha manual is now available in English and includes chapters on a variety of subjects, some of which may seem somewhat bizarre to modern practitioners!Continue Reading »
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Because its not just about asana..

In the last twenty years there has been an explosion of yoga in our society. The physical practices of the Hatha lineage have been embraced by a new generation of yogis and yoginis. Modern yoga is often characterised by an emphasis on postures and breathing techniques. Once we begin this practice regularly, we soon discover something much deeper than physical exercises alone. The practice of asana, (postures) when approached with awareness, creates the right conditions for self-enquiry. Continue Reading »
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The roots of postural yoga

page-featureModern Yoga is a composite hybrid of practices in which the somatic techniques of Hatha Yoga converge with the experiential philosophy of Patanjali’s Eight limbed path..Continue Reading »
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Standardising the non-standard

page-featureA recent proposal to create a ‘National Occupational Standard’ (NOS) within the field of teaching yoga has ignited a wave controversy and debate within the UK yoga community..Continue Reading »
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