Everything You Wanted to Know About Ashtanga Yoga
Autor: James David Rockefeller
Número de Páginas: 48
If you are searching for a form of yoga that gives you a toned body, better control over your thoughts, better management of your emotions, and a road to attain spiritual liberation, try out Ashtanga Yoga. This yoga form has its roots in the ancient text of Yoga Korunta, which was written by Vamana Rishi. In the early 1900s, Rama Mohan Brahmachari passed on the information present in Yoga Korunta to his disciple, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, who in turn passed it on to his disciple, Pattabhi Jois, in the beginning of 1927. Sri K. Patthabhi Jois began his yoga studies in 1927, when he was just 12 years old. In 1948, he established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute for helping others incorporate the practice of Ashtanga in their lives. Ashtanga, or “eight limbed,” is taken from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and anyone who can slowly go on from one stage to the other can reach the level of samadhi and achieve the ultimate goal of yoga, that is, kaivalya or separation of purusha from prakriti and attainment of liberation. It takes years and years of practicing Ashtanga Yoga to attain samadhi and kaivalya. The path is surely not easy, but it is definitely not impossible. You don’t...