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Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Every few thousand years, a good book comes along. Patanjali, often called the father of classical yoga was the first known person to gather the knowledge of Yoga and write it down, penning the Yoga Sutras. See this list of must-have translations, and a video of Krishnamacharya practicing at 50 years old in 1938.

Tapas

Tapas is most often the doing part of Yoga, that bit of extra effort that makes us stronger… but for someone who tends to overdo, Tapas could mean doing less, say, resting in a child’s pose for a few breaths. Be sure to see the attached photo.

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