Āstika and nāstika
Āstika (Sanskrit: आस्तिक), literally means "there is, there exists". Nāstika (नास्तिक) literally means "not Āstika". These words are also concepts used to classify and contrast Indian philosophies...
Norwich's Eileen Ash turns 105 - and puts long life down to yoga, driving and... wine
She's the great-grandmother from Norwich who has lived through two world wars, worked for MI6, played test cricket for England - and now has TWO birthday mes...
How this granny got her spine back
At 85 years young, Anna Pesce discovered yoga, which transformed her life and her body. Anna suffered from decades of severe scoliosis and was even wheelchai...
This Swedish Pilot Does Yoga Around The World And Her Selfies Are Taking Internet By Storm
We don't often get to see the casual side of commercial airline pilots, but Maria Pettersson isn't an ordinary airline pilot. She's also an internet sensation
96-year-old Holds The World Record For Oldest Yoga Teacher
96-year-old Holds The World Record For Oldest Yoga Teacher.
Yogi Reveals Secret to Living to 130 - 95-Year-Old Yoga Teacher Kazim Gurbuz
There are many health books and exercises — even a soup recipe — that claim to help you live to be 100 years old. But Turkish yoga guru Kazim Gurbuz says that, in reality, you don't need magical foods...
Indian 'holy man' perplexes doctors
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Is Yoga Best at Night or in Early Morning?
Whether you’re a morning person up at the crack of dawn, or a night owl, the good news about yoga is that you can do it anytime you like. You could even do both: an active practice to get you going in...
The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Turns 97 Today: Happy Birthday, Tao!
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Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks
Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University. The study was led by a Harvard...
Why Does Anyone Do Yoga, Anyway?
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Yoga: 15 facts you always wanted to know
Yoga's huge cannon of tradition, history and philosophy can make it seem mysterious. Ashtanga teacher and practitioner Emma Hicks pinpoints 15 important facts about the practice, from an Ashtanga view...
Millions pull out their mats for International Yoga Day
Gatherings around the world celebrate the benefits of the exercise that stretches muscles, calms mind Millions of people celebrated the first International Yoga Day, rolling out their mats and strikin...
Daily life in Yoga Vidya Gurukul ashram
This film gives a sense of a typical day in an ashram in India
How Yoga Heals: 3 Extraordinary Stories of Healing Through Yoga
Get inspired by stories of yoga's power to heal the wounds of grief, physical disability, emotional trauma, and disease. An oft-debated truism about the nature of pain says that “all suffering is equa...
Nude Yoga Instructor Poses in Her Favorite Positions
Photographer Peter Hegre posted these stunning images on Reddit, featuring his wife in some of her most perfected yoga positions. For those who aren’t experienced yoga buffs, it’s often hard to see th...
Wrist Anatomy: Protect Your Wrists in Yoga Practice
By nature, our wrists are particularly prone to injury. Learn how to protect them in your practice. If your yoga practice involves moving into and out of Downward-Facing Dog Pose and Chaturanga Dandas...
Ayyavazhi theology
Ayyavazhi theology is the theology of a South Indian religious faith and officially a sect of Hinduism known as Ayyavazhi. Several fundamental theological beliefs distinguish the Ayyavazhi tradition f...
Ayyavazhi theology - Wikipedia
Buddhist logic
Buddhist Logic, the categorical nomenclature modern Western discourse has extended to Buddhadharma traditions of 'Hetuvidya' (Sanskrit) and 'Pramanavada' (Sanskrit), which arose circa 500, is a partic...
Jain philosophy
Jain philosophy deals with metaphysics, reality, cosmology, ontology, epistemology and divinity. Jainism is a transtheistic religion of ancient India. The distinguishing features of Jain philosophy ar...
Jain philosophy - Wikipedia
Mahayana
Mahāyāna (Sanskrit: महायान mahāyāna, literally the "Great Vehicle") is one of two (or three, under some classifications) main existing branches of Buddhism and a term for classification of Buddhi...
Mahayana - Wikipedia
Theravada
Theravāda is a branch of Buddhism that uses the teaching of the Pāli Canon, a collection of the oldest recorded Buddhist texts, as its doctrinal core, but also includes a rich diversity of traditions ...
Theravada - Wikipedia
Nyaya
Nyāya (Sanskrit: न्याय, ny-āyá), literally means "rules", "method" or "judgment". It is also the name of one of the six orthodox (astika) schools of Hinduism. This school's most significant contributi...
Samkhya
Samkhya (Sanskrit: सांख्य, IAST: sāṃkhya; also spelt "Sankhya") is one of the six classical, orthodox schools of Hinduism. It is described as the rationalist school of Indian philosophy. It is mos...
Samkhya - Wikipedia
Vedanta
Vedanta (/vædɑːntə/; [ʋeːd̪aːn̪t̪], Devanagari: वेदान्त, Vedānta) or Uttarā Mīmāṃsā is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy. The term veda means "knowledge" and anta means "end", and o...
Vedanta - Wikipedia
Yoga
Yoga (/ˈjoʊɡə/; Sanskrit: योग, Listen) is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline that denotes a variety of schools, practices and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism (including Vajrayana and...
Ajativada
Ajātivāda is the fundamental philosophical doctrine of the Advaita Vedanta philosopher Gaudapada. According to Gaudapada, the Absolute is not subject to birth, change and death. The Absolute is aja, t...