Yoga philosophy

Mark Dyczkowski: "My Learning of Kashmiri Shaivism"

Dychkovski portrait
Dr. Mark Dyczkowski is one of the world’s foremost scholars on Tantra and Kashmiri Trika Shaivism and has lived and worked in India for close to forty years. Both a scholar and a practitioner, he was initiated by the great Indian teacher Swami...

Olga Sutikova, Yaroslav Tokarev: "Psychophysiology of meditation"

​Though the essence of all living beings is identical in the face of the Absolute, but true individuality of each creation and the way inherent only to it demand a variety of ways for comprehension…
 
For the last one hundred years a considerable quantity of Eastern self-knowledge techniques has been opened for the West. However an obvious difference in perception of the...

Jivamukti yoga. "The state when you are missing nothing is called Yoga"

Jivamukti means “liberation while living.” This modern style of yoga emerged in 1984 from one of New York City’s best-known yoga studios. Founders David Life and Sharon Gannon incorporated their study of Ashtanga yoga with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois with spiritual teachings, placing special emphasis on how to apply yogic philosophy to daily life. Life and Gannon emphasize...

A mastered asana

A physical position does not mean achieving a proper state of mind. Getting into such a position of a body means that there is already a proper state of consciousness, there is no need to achieve any special state of consciousness.
(Shunryu Suzuki, Zen master)
Michail Baranov A mastered asana
Body posture (...

Ilya Zhuravlev. Interview with Madhavan Munusamy

Dr. Madhavan Munusamy belongs to the South-Indian branch of Swami Sivananda tradition of yoga. Yogacharya Madavan is Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Venkatramana Ayurvedic Medical College (Chennai); he also received a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy from Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore and attended the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta ashram...

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