• The Yogavāsiṣṭha and Heart Health

    By Christopher Key Chapple One text often not included in discussions of the healing powers of Yoga is the Yogavāsiṣṭha, a text that, building on its earlier forms including the

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  • Gunas

    By Andre Haralyi M.A, C-IAYT The gunas are commonly translated as “qualities” or “constituents” referring to the triad of primary qualities (sattva, rajas and tamas) thought to be the principal

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  • Pañca-Maya-Kośa

     By Andre Haralyi M.A, C-IAYT “There are 5 sheaths (kośas) in which the Self is manifested as the ego (jīvātman)”  Taittirīya Upaniṣad II. 1.1 The Pañca-Maya-Kośa model was first introduced

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  • Duḥkha / Sukha

    By Andre Haralyi M.A., C-IAYT Duḥkha The word duḥkha literally means “bad space,” and is commonly associated with the feeling of suffering, uneasiness, uncomfortableness, unpleasantness, difficulty, pain, sorrow, and trouble.

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  • Haṭha-Yoga

    By Andre Haralyi M.A., C-IAYT The creation of Haṭha-Yoga is associated with Goraksha Nātha and his teacher Matsyendra Nātha who likely lived before the middle of the 10th century C.E.

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  • Rāja-Yoga

    By Andre Haralyi, M.A., C-IAYT The Yoga-Sūtras, believed to be written by the sage Patañjali between 200 B.C.E. and  200 C.E., consists of 196 sūtras​*​ divided into 4 chapters. The

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  • Bhagavad-Gītā

    By Andre Haralyi, M.A., C-IAYT The Bhagavad-Gītā or “Lord’s Song” consists of eighteen chapters of the sixth book of the Mahābhārata called Bhīshma-parvan (Book of Bhīshma). The eighteen-book Mahābhārata, written

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  • Scientific Research on Yoga

    By Thaís Salles Araujo, MD, LAc Nowadays, the electronic library of global medical reports known as PubMed shows thousands of papers related to Yoga and this number has tripled only

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  • Upaniṣads

    By Andre Haralyi The Sanskrit term “Upaniṣad” is derived from upa (near), ni (down) and sad (to sit), i.e. sitting down near. It makes reference to the student sitting down

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  • Vedas

    By Andre Haralyi The word ‘Veda’, from the Sanskrit root √vid, to know, means knowledge or sacred wisdom. The Vedas are referred to as śruti (what is heard or revealed),

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By Andre Haralyi M.A, C-IAYT The gunas are commonly translated as “qualities” or “constituents” referring to the triad of primary qualities (sattva, rajas and tamas)

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 By Andre Haralyi M.A, C-IAYT “There are 5 sheaths (kośas) in which the Self is manifested as the ego (jīvātman)”  Taittirīya Upaniṣad II. 1.1 The

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By Andre Haralyi M.A., C-IAYT Duḥkha The word duḥkha literally means “bad space,” and is commonly associated with the feeling of suffering, uneasiness, uncomfortableness, unpleasantness,

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By Andre Haralyi M.A., C-IAYT The creation of Haṭha-Yoga is associated with Goraksha Nātha and his teacher Matsyendra Nātha who likely lived before the middle

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By Andre Haralyi, M.A., C-IAYT The Yoga-Sūtras, believed to be written by the sage Patañjali between 200 B.C.E. and  200 C.E., consists of 196 sūtras​*​

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By Andre Haralyi, M.A., C-IAYT The Bhagavad-Gītā or “Lord’s Song” consists of eighteen chapters of the sixth book of the Mahābhārata called Bhīshma-parvan (Book of

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By Andre Haralyi The Sanskrit term “Upaniṣad” is derived from upa (near), ni (down) and sad (to sit), i.e. sitting down near. It makes reference

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By Andre Haralyi The word ‘Veda’, from the Sanskrit root √vid, to know, means knowledge or sacred wisdom. The Vedas are referred to as śruti

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Gunas

By Andre Haralyi M.A, C-IAYT The gunas are commonly translated as “qualities” or “constituents” referring to the triad of primary qualities (sattva, rajas and tamas)

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 By Andre Haralyi M.A, C-IAYT “There are 5 sheaths (kośas) in which the Self is manifested as the ego (jīvātman)”  Taittirīya Upaniṣad II. 1.1 The

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