The Importance of The Breath

In all meditation and yoga classes, you keep on hearing it, calm down your breath, mind your breathing, and more. But why is this so important and most of all, why does it help? Let's find out! Breath in Yoga Philosophy Let's start to have a look at some philosophy. Within the Hindu and Yogic tradition, it's been said by…

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Yoga And Religion

I've heard it a couple of times as a yoga teacher when I was meeting other people: I can't do yoga because it's against my religion. In this article, I want to dive in a bit deeper to see why it might be against someone's religion to do yoga and what yoga teachers or yourself can do about it to…

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Spiritual Healing Quotes Explained

So, we've all read a couple of quotes and we have loved them as well. And with that, we've also encountered a couple of quotes that we know could help us in the future, yet we aren't aware of what they are meaning to us at the moment. Therefore, you'll find several healing quotes with some explanation to it to…

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Ahimsa in your Travels

In one of my articles I've already explained a lot about the Yamas and the Niyamas, so by now, you know already a thing or two about being non-violent (which is what ahimsa stands for). Of course, we can stretch this term even more. I've talked about being non-violent towards others and yourself. But have you ever thought about being…

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Yoga and Mantras

Sometimes when you go to a yoga class some teachers are singing weird words, everybody seems to know them and it looks like an alien language. Well, those are mantras and they are known particularly in the Sanskrit language. However, mantras are quite known in other languages as well, and you'll probably even know them, it's just a bit different…

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What is Incense Used For?

We've all been to a yoga studio where you've had the amazing fragrance of a burning incense stick. You probably even lit one up yourself already. But what about these sticks that burn and what are they doing? Find it out in this article. The History of Incense To answer this question we have to take a look back in…

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Yoga Sutras By Patanjali: Pratyahara

We have reached the fifth limb of yoga! If you've read the previous articles in the series, you know by now that we are going from outer aspects, like behavior and movement, towards the inside. Pratyahara is not such a well-known limb of yoga, which is a shame as it is probably the most important one. Let's talk it trough.…

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