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Get out of the action cycle

By A. G. Mohan and Dr. Ganesh Mohan

All the practices of yoga are directed towards the attainment of a steady state of mind. Transition to such a state of mind is not possible for ordinary people like us in whom the compulsion to act is deeply ingrained. Since we cannot stop acting, we must enter the...

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Doubt is healthy

By A. G. Mohan and Dr. Ganesh Mohan

Is a teacher necessary to learn yoga? Before answering that question, let’s ask this first: what are you learning? If what you are learning is unsound, it makes no difference whether you learn it under the personal guidance of a guru or from a book.

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Keep an eye on the causes

By A. G. Mohan and Dr. Ganesh Mohan

Ancient Indian logic makes the straightforward postulate that there is no effect without a cause. There may be occurrences whose causes we are unable to learn, but a cause must still exist in reality even if we do not see it. However, there is a difference between proximal and...

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You are the master of your thoughts

By A. G. Mohan and Dr. Ganesh Mohan

All experiences are internal. The objects that we experience may be outside, but the experience takes place in our mind. Yoga being a mental state, is also an experience, but unlike other experiences, it is the wholly internal experience of simply being.

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Freedom from self

By A. G. Mohan and Dr. Ganesh Mohan

The worldview derived from authentic yoga is that the world is divided into two parts: an unchanging, peaceful part that pervades everything, including humans; and a messy, changeable part that includes the world as we experience it every day.

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One size doesn’t fit all

By Indra Mohan and Nitya Mohan

All living beings undergo transformation in six stages. For example, a tree first exists in its potential form as a seed. When the seed sprouts, it is born, this is the second stage. In the third stage, the sapling grows into a tree.

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Yogasutras Online: In-Depth and Accessible

By Svastha Team

The program at YogaKnowledge.net is an ongoing program.

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Is Yoga Therapy Supported by Research?

By Ganesh Mohan

A lot, of late. Yoga research is sometimes a revelation and sometimes repetitive, as with other medical research. But a lot of what is done under the name of yoga is also done in different contexts. Exercise, mindfulness, positive emotions, and good breathing, for example. Much of what is done under the… ...

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Tapas, the Power of Will

By Ganesh Mohan

I roll out my mat, my journey begins But wait! The call, the message, the mail – my mind spins Gently nudge in, I must, the new “will” that I seek This dilemma, this quandary, is surely not unique I seek to resist the urge to give in To that endless churn, it is… ...

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