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Kukkutasana & Mayurasana; the myth behind the poses

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    The rooster and peacock poses are dedicated to Lord Karttikeya, who has the peacock as his vehicle and the rooster as an emblem on his flag.   Karttikeya was one of the two sons of Shiva and P

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Merudandasana – The Myth & The Practice

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The Myth   At the Centre of the earth, there stands a great mountain, Lord of Snows, majestic, rooted in the sea, Its summit wreathed in clouds; A measuring rod for all creation. Poe

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Vrikshasana or Manuasana / The ‘Tree of Life’ pose

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The Myth   Vrikshasana is commonly understood by most practitioners, in its literal Sanskrit to English translation, as tree pose and teachers will frequently ask students to rise tall like a growing tree or render other such sy

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Hanumanasana – the amalgamation of the myth with the practise

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The Myth :   In the epic Ramayana, Hanuman is tasked with searching for Sita in Lanka. Hanumanasana symbolizes his giant leap from the southern shore of India to Lanka to achieve this goal.   In order

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The Ego!

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Dear Yogis,   A few words on humility or developing humbleness; the path to humility comes with a trap door – the moment you think you have it (humility) you have lost it! Because pride on achieving it has taken over!

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