AuthorKaren Verhoog

Swami Sivananda

Swami Sivananda

Was Swami Sivananda The Most Generous Yogi That Ever Lived?

Swami Sivananda Saraswati (1887-1963) is one of the great yoga teachers of our time. Throughout his lifetime he founded the Divine Life Society, the Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy, and left a rich list of publications and teachings. He is most fondly remembered as one of those people who is innately drawn to service of others, as is evident in many parts of his life story…
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10 Essential Lessons From Guruji, The Founder Of Mysore Style Yoga

10 Essential Lessons From Guruji, The Founder Of Mysore Style Yoga

Shri K Pattabhi Jois, affectionately known as ‘Guruji’ by his students, has become one of the most well-known gurus in the West over the last 30 years. He carried the lineage of the Ashtānga Yoga system, and has up until now authorised many teachers all over the world to carry on the tradition. So if you’ve attended an Ashtānga Yoga class, particularly what is called the ‘Mysore’ tradition, you’ve had a brush with Guruji. (more…)

Yogis And Gurus And Swamis, Oh My!

Yogis And Gurus And Swamis, Oh My!

Are you doing yoga because you were inspired by some great teacher or yogi? This is the case for many yoga enthusiasts, and indeed it can be so inspirational to find out about the paths of influential yogis and yoginis who came before us, as well as those who are doing incredible work in the world at present. (more…)

Help! Which Yoga Style to Practice?

Help! Which Yoga Style to Practice?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the different types of yoga classes available out there?Well we’ve put together this piece for you to help demystify what all these different styles are about, by telling you about some of the key aspects of each style.

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