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) is a group of ancient spiritual practices originating in India.
According to Gavin Flood, Academic Director of the Oxford Centre
for Hindu Studies it
has been defined as referring to "technologies or disciplines
of asceticism and meditation which are thought to lead to spiritual
experience and profound understanding or insight into the nature
of existence." Yoga
is also intimately connected to the religious beliefs and practices
of the other Indian religions.
India, Yoga is mostly associated with the practice of asanas
(postures) of Hatha Yoga or as a form of exercise, although
it has influenced the entire Indian religions family and other
spiritual practices throughout the world.
discussing different aspects of yoga include the Upanishads,
the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga
Pradipika, the Shiva Samhita, and many others.
of Yoga include: Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga,
Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga,
and Raja Yoga Raja Yoga, established
by the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,
and known simply as Yoga in the context of Hindu philosophy, is
one of the six orthodox schools of thought... Source:
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of Yoga - Information and news resource featuring
articles on various aspects of Yoga.
- Advanced Yoga Practices - Lessons in the different
aspects of Yoga.
- Allexperts Yoga Q&A - People with varying
amounts of yoga experience offer to answer questions
- American Yoga Association - Not-for-profit educational
organization. Site includes information on the philosophy
and techniques of yoga, classes, books and tapes for
- Ananda's Site - Thoughts on various aspects and
branches of yoga, brief biographies of several spiritual
Yoga - A system based on Hatha Yoga founded by John
Friend. Information on the Yoga, its philosophy, teachers,
Postures - Explains the types, classification, and
best times to practise these positions.
- Beliefnet: Yoga - Essays and articles about yoga.
- Eight Lectures on Yoga by Aleister Crowley - Transcripts
of eight one-hour lectures on the subject of Yoga, including
theories, practices, and his experiences. Consists of
two sections: Yoga for Yahoos and Yoga for Yellowbellies.
- Evolution of the Divine Living - An e-book based
on the works of Sri Aurobindo, Mirra Alfassa and Ilse
Point Yoga - Yoga instructor provides information
on yoga philosophy, styles, practices and life styles,
practical advice on choosing a yoga teacher. Also provides
Massachusetts class schedules, merchandise for sale,
links to other sites.
- Heavenly Gardens - Offering free online books
concerning meditation, spirituality and literature.
- Holisticonline: Yoga Infocenter - Information
about yoga in an easy to understand format with recommendations
for beginning practice.
- International Yoga Dictionary - Contains 2800
basic terms and extensive articles. This Encyclopedia
compilation is based on classical works on Yoga with
entries in English, Russian, Bulgarian, German, and
Yoga - A collection of articles, books, transcripts,
and recordings about Yoga.
- Introduction to Yoga - Overview of the history,
origins, benefits and practice of Yoga. From the IndiaExpress
- Introduction to Yoga - Brief articles on Yoga,
its definition and nature, school of thoughts, scientific
method, and practice.
Yoga - Laya Yoga is a practical art of meditation
and contemplation based on the ancient knowledge relating
to chakras (energy centres). Information on the concepts
Somanatha Kshetram - Information on the system of
Yoga developed by Sri Swami Somanatha Maharshi. Includes
details of the centers in U.S.A
But Yoga - Brief information on the different Yoga
- Orlov Yoga - English translations of lectures
by Vladimir Ivanovich Orlov on Yoga and religious mysticism.
Yoga - Features articles on Samkhya Yoga and related
darsanas, translations, and excerpts from the online
Encyclopedia of Yoga authored by Georg Feuerstein.
- Includes information on Yoga philosophy, and the practice
and benefits of postures, meditation and breathing.
Yoga - A system of yoga developed by Swami Satyananda
Saraswati and his lineage, which incorporates practices
derived from ancient and traditional sources.
- The Seven Bodies - The seven levels of consciousness
- So You Wanna Learn the Basics of Yoga - General
information about the types of Yoga and the author's
opinion on what Yoga is.
- Time: The Power Of Yoga - An article from Time
magazine about Yoga in general.
- Wellness for Body and Soul - Extensive reference
site focuses on yoga philosophy (primarily Kriya), masters
and practices. Also offers free yoga software, teacher
directory, links to a wide range of resources, books
and videos for sale.
of Yoga - Information on all schools of Yoga and
some of the teachers.
World of Yoga - Site by Ramakrishna Ananda (Graham
Ledgerwood) provides overviews to many aspects of Yoga
and its practice.
- Yoga Age
- Articles on Yoga and translations of Yoga sutras.
Includes writings on Asanas, Kriyas and Pranayama.
Directory - A large yoga resource site with links
to teachers, centers, organizations, books, music, therapists,
health products, retreats, vacations, personals, and
for Beginners - Information for beginning Yoga practitioners
including a list of books, tapes, and websites.
Forums - Forum for discussion about Yoga.
- Yoga Movement
- An exploration of yoga and related subjects such as
breathing and meditation.
Online - Offers information on the practice of yoga.
Includes free yoga video downloads and uses flash animation
to show yoga moves.
Yoga Site - Online yoga resource center featuring
a free teacher directory, posture information, Yoga
therapy report, style guide, facts, retreats, books
- Yoga Supersite on Holisticonline.com - Yoga reference
covers branches and philosophy, health benefits, practices,
Teaching Forum - A forum resource for students undertaking
Yoga teachers training.
Yoga Vasistha - Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's
translation of Vasistha's Yoga.
Vidya Dham: Nasik, India - A non profit organization
imparting Yoga education to all sections of the society.
Articles on Yoga and schedule of courses conducted.
- Yogabasics.com - Introduction to Yoga history
and practice (asanas and pranayama), downloadable music,
teacher finder, products for sale. [May not work in
- Articles about Yoga and links to international and
Australian Yoga teachers.