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History of Asana and Exercise in India
Archives, Indology

History of Asana and Exercise in India

David Frawley- October 23, 2017

Asanas have been used as part of exercise traditions in India, just as they have been part of meditation or Yoga Sadhana traditions. Read More

Vedānga: The limbs of Vedic knowledge
Archives, Indology

Vedānga: The limbs of Vedic knowledge

Manoj Garg- August 30, 2017

Vedangas provide a wholesome understanding of the Vedas, which goes far beyond mere theoretical interpretation. Read More

Yoga: Philosophy, practice, or politics?
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Yoga: Philosophy, practice, or politics?

Vidyasankar Sundaresan- July 7, 2017

Ever since the declaration of an International Yoga Day, there has been a curiously bifurcated international reaction to Yoga, Hinduism and India. Read More

New Tactics: Attack Yoga to malign Hindus
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

New Tactics: Attack Yoga to malign Hindus

Rajarshi Nandy- June 24, 2017

A certain ecosystem has been rattled, and now their survival depends on using their foot-soldiers to attack everything from India to Yoga Read More

Interview with Yogi Amrit Desai- I: Hatha Yoga is integrated into Ashtanga Yoga
Archives, Indology

Interview with Yogi Amrit Desai- I: Hatha Yoga is integrated into Ashtanga Yoga

Rajiv Malhotra- June 21, 2017

Yogi Amrit Desai speaks to Rajiv Malhotra, well known scholar of Hinduism on a number of issues related to Yoga practice. Read More

What Constitutes Yoga, What Doesn’t
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

What Constitutes Yoga, What Doesn’t

Nithin Sridhar- June 21, 2017

The genuine teachers of Yoga in India and the west must take initiative to propagate authentic tradition-based yoga and counter any attempts at dilution or ... Read More

Sūrya Namaskāra: Ancient Practice or Modern Invention? Controversy, Textual Evidence
Archives, Indology

Sūrya Namaskāra: Ancient Practice or Modern Invention? Controversy, Textual Evidence

Christopher Tompkins- November 26, 2016

The first of a four-part article celebrating the integrity of Surya Namaskara as an ancient practice of India. Read More