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Philosophy is important because we require knowledge as well as practice to advance in Yoga or our chosen spiritual path. Neither practice without understanding nor understanding without practice adds much value. In both instances, our efforts remain incomplete. Thus to be productive and make our efforts significant we require both in balance.  Study of philosophy is best done under the guidance of a learned teacher. Over here we simply share nuggets of wisdom to create awareness and interest. Specifically, we focus on Yoga, Samkhya and Vedic schools of thought. Therefore this section covers Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, Upanishads & Vedic concepts. I believe that everyone’s spirituality is personal and every journey unique so my goal is to bring an unbiased view of ancient Indian wisdom. Explore these articles across a wide range of topics to delve deeper into this subject. And if there’s something you’d like to see covered, drop me an e-mail and I will do my best to include it.

  • Two types of Samadhi described in the Yoga Sturas are Samprajnata and Asamprajnata. Both are states of corresponding to the eighth step of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga.  Samprajnata means Samadhi with Prajna or highest wisdom. On the other hand, Asamprajnata has two prevalent definitions because scholars disagree on it.