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Learn more about the yoga philosophy

How can Yoga be more than just a physical practice of different postures and breathing? What else can our Yoga practice do for us and what are the reasons that we practice besides improved physical well-being? In this section you can learn more about the background of the Yoga practice and its philosophical aspects.

October: Perseverance – Nivirbhanda

Earlier this year we introduced the yogic concept of “Tapas”,...

September: Yoga in Everday Life

“I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible enough”, “Yoga is...

August: Shraddha – Faith

In The Healing Power of Mind, the Tibetan teacher, Tulku...

July: Letting My Summer Soul Dangle

Letting My Summer Soul Dangle The Art of Doing Nothing...

June: Yoga & Politics

How yogic principles compel to engage Developing a political attitude...

May: Greta Thunberg & Mother Earth

How could this relationship be better presented than by a...

April: Tapas – your own inner fire

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 2.43: kaya indriya siddhih ashuddhi kshayat tapasah...

March: Saucha – Purity – Spring clean

Saucha – is the Sanskrit word for cleanliness and refers...

February: Bhakti Yoga

One of the many beauties of yoga is, that it...

January: Sankalpa – intention

The arrival of a new year is always a time...

December: Presents & Presence

This time of year is special in many ways. It’s...

November: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – Pada 2

Sadhana Pada  sadhana = practice; sadhaka = the one, who practises...

October: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras Pada 1

Patanjali In Indian mythology there is a beautiful legend about...

September: Surrender

Chiana surrendering in Kerala. No telephone, no internet, no traffic; the...

August: Awareness

“You are not a drop in the ocean, you are...

July: Sukha Dukha

“Sukha” is Joy, “Dukha” is suffering. Buddha elaborates this beautifully...

June: Durga

Durga – Goddess of Strength, Power and Courage That moment...

May: Authenticity

Authenticity – be yourself! Once upon a time … …...

April: Freedom

When I walk barefoot through the grass and throw the...

March: Shiva

The Great Yogi – Who is Shiva? So far this...

February: Lakshmi

Wealth, Fortune, Prosperity – Who is Lakshmi? Having begun the...

January: Ganesha

New Beginnings – Who is Ganesha? In the Hindu mythology,...

December: Aparigraha

Aparigraha – Non-possesiveness Aparigraha, the practice of non-possessiveness, non-accumulation, or non-attachment...

November: Satya

Satya – Truth The spiritual practice of Yoga is a...