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Swami Kuvalayananda – a Man Who Predestined the Epoch

Yoga has a complete message for humanity. It has a message for the human body. It has a message for the human mind and it also has a message for the human soul.

Swami Kuvalayananda

Hatha yoga is based upon feasibility of spiritual and psychical enhancement by means of developing one’s body, reveal of its hidden potential aimed at providing conditions to get oneself prepared for perception of reality and “supreme truths”. In Greece it was referred to as the “way of somatic people”, i.e. people of body, substance.

A.     G. Safronov. “Psycho-practices in Mystical Traditions from the Antiquity to the Present”

Swami Kuvalayananda – a yogi, a thinker, a philosopher, a scientist, a social and political activist, one of initiators of the Indian National Independence Movement. The man whose active work promoted the spread of Yoga to the West, favoured its popularization among population masses. The majority of his works were dedicated to scientific study of ancient practices and their effect on human body and mind. And it was due to these works that for the first time ever in its history Yoga happened to be taken “seriously” by demanding academic communities and Western intellectuals.

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Shri Yogendra — Yoga With Love for People

Yoga is common in its spirit.
A. G. Safronov. “Yoga: Physiology, Psychosomatics, Bioenergetics”

Shri Yogendra (Manibhai Haribhai Desai) (1897 – 1989) is the founder of the Yoga-therapy Institute in Santacruz, Mumbai. He played one of the key roles in the “Renaissance of Yoga” and his unresting activity promoted the wide spread of the ideas of this classical tradition in the 20th century. (далее…)

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