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Ashtanga Vinyasa vs Vinyasa Flow

Ashtanga Vinyasa There is often confusion about the meaning of ashtanga. The term means “eight limbs”, as in Patanjali’s eightfold path outlined in the Yoga Sultras, the bible of yoga. These limbs, or aspects of spiritual yogic practice are: Yama moral codes Niyama self-purification and study Asana

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History of Yoga

Yoga comes from a wide and deep river of an ancient tradition. Its many currents flow form a complex history of spiritual exploration, philosophical reflection, scientific experimentation, and spontaneous creative expression. Arising from the diverse and evolving cultures of India, often moored to and conditioned by Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainsim, and other religions, the philosophies, teachings and practices of yoga are as richly varied as the innumerable tributaries of the vastness of yoga in all its manifestations.

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Last 6 limbs of Patanjalis path of Yoga

ASANA: Posture Perhaps surprisingly, in traditional texts Asana is barely discussed beyond describing the characteristics of sitting meditation posture as being stable, alert and at ease. Sitting at ease for meditation though is not easy and some physical training with a teacher is required. Equally, the grounding

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Niyamas

NIYAMAS – Personal Qualities that Support Life and Yoga Practice Compared to the Yamas, the Niyamas are more PERSONAL AND INTIMATE. They relate to how we interact with ourselves. When we observe the Niyamas, we harness the energy generated from our practice and cultivation of the Yamas.

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History of Hot Yoga

The history of hot yoga began many centuries ago, most styles of yoga were practiced exclusively in a hot environment. Much of India, the birthplace of yoga, is tropical or subtropical with summer temperatures that can exceed 122 degrees Fahrenheit and winter temperatures rarely dropping below 80ºF

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What is Pilates Barre?

What happens when you combine Ballet, Pilates, and Yoga in one hour?  Pilates Barre!  This extremely effective workout has become increasingly popular in the United States and now we are offering it in Barcelona at Yogalinda.  What makes Pilates Barre so different than other workouts?  Pilates Barre

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