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Basics of Pranayama

Yoga is beyond asanas. According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, there is an eight-fold path leading to liberation, known as the ‘Ashtanga Yoga System’ or ‘8 Limbs of Yoga’.

The 8 limbs – no shortcuts!

The path Hatha and Raja yoga is the path of systematic analysis and control of the mind and body. The path is divided into 8 limbs, stages by Patanjali Makarishi in his Yoga Sutras. The 8 limbs are also called Ashtanga (Ashta is eight in Sanskrit and anga is division).