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Yoga, an ancient practice helps create a sense of union in body, mind, and spirit. And improves respiration, energy, and vitality. Also helps in maintaining a balanced metabolism, relaxation and is a stress reliever. Yoga is for all, there is no age constrain..Here are some links on Yoga in the US.

The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root “yuj” meaning to unite, join, harness, contact or connect. It is the union between the individual self and universal self. Yoga means union, joining, harnessing, contract or connection. It is the fusion of a healthy body with a disciplined mind for the purpose of spiritual development. IT is the harnessing of one’s owns inherent inner power as well as the wider natural forces from which one has emerged. Yoga is also blissful contact with the supreme element. It is establishing ecstatic oneness between the inner being and the Supreme Being.

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Interesting Articles on Yoga in America

Yoga's Trip to America: Yoga Journal looks back in gratitude to America's yoga pioneers.

"In America is the place, the people, the opportunity for everything new," wrote Swami Vivekananda before he left India in 1893. Vivekananda had learned from his guru, Sri Ramakrishna, that the world's religions "are but various phases of one eternal religion" and that spiritual essence could be transmitted from one person to another. He set about to bring that transmission to our shores. His first speech was at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. "Sisters and brothers of America," he began, and the audience was on its feet, giving him a standing ovation. Our love affair with the East was born, and so began a steady stream of Eastern ideas flowing west. In 1920 Paramahansa Yogananda came to address a conference of religious liberals in Boston. He had been sent by his guru, the ageless Babaji, to "spread the message of kriya yoga to the West." Although his early works had unpromising titles like Recharging Your Business Battery out of the Cosmos, his 1946 Autobiography of a Yogi (Self-Realization Fellowship) remains a spiritual classic." - Yoga Journal

What is Iyengar Yoga - A Beginners Guide: Are you interested in giving yoga a try but afraid of not being able to do the poses correctly? Do you want to quiet your mind? Perhaps you are trying to build strength after an injury. Have no fear, Iyengar yoga is here.
This cautious, gentle form of yoga can help you get started down a lifelong path of yoga study. If you are an advanced yogi, Iyengar can help you refine your practice. The intense focus on good alignment and the use of props will make your yoga accessible no matter what your level of practice.

"Springtime is magical, dynamic, and even sexy. As nature moves out of the cold, wet, dark winter toward spring, the pulse of life quickens, the earth warms, and blossoms unfurl, reaching for the sun. Nature makes it look smooth, but for us humans it's not as easy to transition gracefully from one season to the next”especially from winter to spring. More often we find ourselves feeling heavy and sluggish, like a cranky bear reluctantly coming out of hibernation". Yoga Journal

Yoga's growing US popularity attracts cash : "Americans spend some $2.95 billion a year on yoga classes, equipment, clothing, vacations, videos and more, according to a study commissioned by the magazine, fueled in part by aging baby boomers seeking less aggressive ways to stay fit"

Yoga in hot room harmful: "Every day, in New York and Paris , Tokyo and Houston , students grab towels, bottled water and rubber mats and enter a very hot room. As the teacher calls out instructions, they sweat profusely, performing a sequence of 26 postures, repeated in every 90-minute class. ... Bikram or "hot" yoga took root three decades ago. The Bikram Yoga College of India in Los Angeles , named for its founder, Bikram Choudhury, has 314 certified schools worldwide. More and more people are taking up Bikram to lose weight." - Times of India

Yoga in America

  • Classical Yoga Hindu Academy ; Yoga is Hinduism (Dharma Yoga Ashram). 82 Memorial Drive, Barnegat, NJ 08005, Phone: 609-607-0846
  • Dharma Yoga Ashram - 82 Memorial Dr. Barnegat, NJ 08005. Phone: 609-607-0846
  • Iyengar Yoga: The BKS Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS)
  • Sahaja Yoga in North America
  • Sivananda Yoga - Locations In North America
  • The Authenitic Yoga School Telephone 703 7257243. Neel Kulkarni is a grand parenting level Yoga Teacher from India with over 30 years of experience. His original style Authentic Yoga provides classical yoga instruction customized to 21st Century students. It provides teacher training, beginner and advanced level yoga classes in Hatha, Raja, Chanting, Sanskrit, Philosophy, etc.
  • Yoga International- 630 Main St Ste 300, Honesdale, PA 18431,USA
  • Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy of the USA - 952 Bethany Turnpike
    Honesdale, PA 18431- 9706 Phone: 570-253-5551, 800-822- 4547,Email:
  • Traditional Ashtanga Yoga sessions for Beginners are now conducted by me in Alpharetta, Georgia. To maintain the quality and the teachings of Traditional Ashtanga Yoga, the sizes of group are kept small. This will also help the participants to experience and understand it well. Sunita Joshi, a trained instructor from The Yoga Institute, Bombay, has been practising and sharing the teachings of Dr. Jaydeva and Smt. Hansaji for past many years. For upcoming sessions, contact: Sunita Joshi at Phone# 678 523 9376 or


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