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Origins of modern yoga

A summary of notes from a study day at Heythrop college with guest speakers: James Mallinson and Suzanne Newcombe.Continue Reading »
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Fast food yoga - commodifying the sacred

Commodification of Yoga
In recent years, a plethora of new 'yoga styles' have emerged. Many have extraordinary names such as: ‘Voga’, ‘Tequila Yoga’, ‘Playboy Yoga’, ‘Glow Yoga’, ‘Rage Yoga’, ‘Chocolate Yoga’, and ‘Baked Yoga’ (for stoners).
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The roots of postural yoga

Ascetic Yogis Painting
Modern 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..
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Standardising the non-standard

Diversity in Yoga
A 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..
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