Yoga Philosophy: What Seneca, Steve Jobs and Patanjali have in common

After learning about the 8 limbs of Yoga, I can’t help but see some similarities in modern sport science, technology or even ancient Greek philosophy. These concepts helped me understand some of the terms better and I hope it does for you too! Ishvara Pranidhana: Greek philosophy and Stoicism Ishvara Pranidhana’s literal translation is surrendering […]

Yoga and Geometry: Re-learning Maths with your body alignment

Maths was my favorite subject in school and in Maths it was Geometry. How cool it was to use a pair of rulers and compass to construct shapes on paper to a high degree of accuracy. I was pleasantly surprised to rediscover Geometry through Yoga! And Geometry truly comes to life when we come into […]

Yoga 2.0: 6 ways of using modern tech to enhance our practice

Last decade was the era of Web 2.0. Internet accessibility was growing exponentially throughout the planet, but so were people’s engagement in creating content that became easily accessible to millions of users. In 2006, even the TIME magazine Person of The Year was You, us, the generation of web users on smartphones. As Lev Grossman […]

What’s in the Sanskrit names?

Yoga poses are named in Sanskrit, the ancient Indo-European language which is derived from the Proto-Indo-European language. For someone exposed to these Asana names for the very first time, it can be truly daunting. But if you are already speaking in English or any European, South Asian or Persian languages, a little inspection into the […]

Which style of Yoga are you?

I was exposed to Yoga very young because Yoga was everywhere in India. I saw the likes of my uncles and my father do it in the 1980s while I was growing up in Kolkata, India. And then I was sent to the Yoga school myself where I first learned 10 static Yoga postures, hold […]