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Old 29-06-2017, 06:12 PM
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Want to learn and practice Yoga

I've been putting this off as much as possible. do not know why.
but went to watch Netflix the other day (rarely watch the tube theses days)
and Awake, life of Yogananda popped up and inspired to me to take on this part of my growth.

As i was searching the inter web and getting sponsored and pay me sites popping up and mostly references to western yoga. i think Hatha yoga is what kept popping up.

It dawned on me that i respect the opinions and knowledge on this site more so than the article of some random author i do not know.

I know nothing of Yoga and would like to learn as much as possible. To start I'm not doing this for physical. More spiritual and emotional centering.

Any suggestions as to where to start?

If i had the money and ability to travel i would probably move to India to learn with yogi's if that helps with directing me?
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:36 AM
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The word Yoga means Union. The syllable "Ha" of Hatha means Sun, and the syllable "Tha" of Hatha means Moon. So Hatha Yoga (or Union with the Sun/Moon) is really more about a particular way of alighting yourself with either of those two Cosmic influences as a way for experiencing a state of mental or emotional centeredness. A lot of this has to do with the phenomenon of Revelation and how this effects us all on a psychological level. Centeredness allows us to experience a glimpse of timelessness.

For me, personally, much of what I learned about the subject of Yoga came through reading the articles at the Isha Archives. But try to keep in mind the fact
that what really works is usually hinted at, and not explained in some way that can be easily be understood. Much of what I learned was through trial and error. My reason for mentioning the Hatha Yoga part was simply to get you pointed in the right direction.
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Old 24-07-2017, 02:06 AM
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I've been putting this off as much as possible. do not know why.
but went to watch Netflix the other day (rarely watch the tube theses days)
and Awake, life of Yogananda popped up and inspired to me to take on this part of my growth.


i'm curious what Awake, life of Yogananda was like. is it a documentary? what about it was inspiring?

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I know nothing of Yoga and would like to learn as much as possible. To start I'm not doing this for physical. More spiritual and emotional centering.

Any suggestions as to where to start?

i purchased Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann after finding it in my local library. i too am just starting with building my yoga practice. my first time reading i was after more of a physical experience but acknowledged that there was a lot of a mental/spiritual context in the book. i'm actually going to pick it back up again to get more in touch with that aspect of the book.
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Old 24-07-2018, 04:57 AM
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Start small. Study the literature and study the initial level of hatha yoga.
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And what have you learned in your yoga journey since ju e 2017? :)
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Old 20-09-2018, 01:58 PM
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I absolutely love my Namaste Yoga DVDs (2nd season). It's a flow of movements that I just really connect with. I don't so much like holding a pose for a long time - just doesn't keep me as interested. Thought I'd mention it in case you are the same way.
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