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Importance of Lineage in Yoga

Importance of Lineage in Yoga

At the beginning of every Yoga Well Institute class we chant in a Vedic style in honor and remembrance of our teachers. We do this because we acknowledge Yoga’s long and distinguished history. And we value the Tradition and Lineages that have passed these precious...
Benefits of Oils in Ayurveda

Benefits of Oils in Ayurveda

Oils are fundamental in Āyurveda. They are used internally and externally to prevent, as well as treat, disease. Used on the skin, or in the body’s orifices like the mouth, nostrils and ears, oil protects our bodies from outside stimulus, impurities and antigens (that...
Introduction to Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika

Introduction to Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika

The Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika provides an excellent overview of the practice of haṭha yoga.  This 15th Century Sanskrit text describes many of the principles and techniques that form the foundation of the practice of Yoga in modern times. Divided into four chapters, it...
Dinacharya: Āyurvedic Rituals for Good Health

Dinacharya: Āyurvedic Rituals for Good Health

Āyurveda’s main pursuit is a long, healthy life.  In support of this, it suggests principles and practices that apply to almost every aspect of our life. Dinacharya (spelled dinacaryā in Sanskrit) are rituals that promote good health, both physical and mental.  They...