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What Does Yoga Feel Like?

The closest I’ve ever been able to describe what yoga feels like is saying that it feels like stretching as though it were first thing in the morning, much like a yawn. It’s called pandiculation and it’s a universal phenomenon. Animals do it too, extending their paws in a stretch and yawning widely. In yoga, [...]

Effortless Effort

The immediate purpose of Hatha Yoga is to bring about profound relaxation on every level of our being. This, and only this, allows our full potential to ripen, our true nature to express itself unhindered. Tension is so ubiquitous and deep within us that we don’t even notice most of it. Therefore just making ourselves […]

What is Yoga?

As a yoga teacher, I find one of the most difficult questions to answer is ‘What is Yoga?’ If you search online you will find explanations as to what the benefits might be, perhaps a potted history or descriptions of the process but rarely a meaningful definition. The following text from Godfrey Devereux, whose workshops […]