Notes and reflections on Jnana Yoga based on Swami Vivekananda’s lectures by Svetlana Savchenko

Before diving into my narrative, I’d like to share a few introductory thoughts on Jnana Yoga. At the International Open Yoga University, Jnana Yoga is considered the most powerful kind because it demands a sharp mind and refined intellectual capabilities in order to fully tap into one’s potential. It teaches us to discard any illogicality, …

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Elaborate analysis of gomukhasana yoga pose based on different primary sources, as well as similar poses but named differently with excerpts in Sanskrit and other languages.

Authors of this article: Anna Shestopalova, Alexander Vijaya. The purpose and objective of this work: to collect the maximum of available historical information (before the beginning-middle of the 20th century) on the gomukhasana pose with quotations and excerpts from treatises. In this article, we considered the modern yoga posture gomukhasana, as it looked earlier in …

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Yoga as a method for preventing flat feet in pregnant women

Evgeniya Ivanova is a certified yoga and prenatal yoga instructor. She has been studying and practicing yoga since 2015. Evgeniya received her education at the International Open Yoga University and the Institute of Eastern Rehabilitation Methods. She is the author and editor of the Open Yoga Journal and works as a teacher and supervisor at …

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Полный анализ позы гомукхасана в разных первоисточниках

Авторы статьи: Анна Готра (Шестопалова) и Александр Виджая Статья представляет собой исторический анализ позы гомукхасаны, её различные упоминания и описания в разных йогических текстах, в разные временные периоды. Изначально в работе использовался список текстов М. Гхарота из книги “Encyclopaedia of Traditional Asanas” (ETA) с упоминанием или описанием данной асаны, далее сделана проверка по первоисточникам из этого …

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Comprehensive analysis of gomukhasana in primary sources

by Anna Gotra (Shestopalova) and Alexander Vijaya Purpose and aim of this paper: review changes and development of the gomukhasana pose in different centuries as seen in different quotes from primary sources. This article is a historical analysis of gomukhasana pose, its references and descriptions in different yogic primary sources in various historical periods. Originally …

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Термин «дхьяна» в учении йоги. Этимология. История.

Сейчас становится популярным все, связанное с йогой. Создатели новых брендов планшетов с названием «йога», жилых кварталов и т.д. не задумываются о его истинном значении и транслируют свои искаженные интерпретации в социум. Также происходит и с буддистским словом «дзен». Это сегодня довольно популярное слово, которое само стало чуть ли не брендом. Оно означает то же, что …

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