There are many different kinds of yoga popular in the West. Some of the most popular kinds are the Ashtanga yoga,  Hatha yoga, Hollywood Yoga, , Vinyasa Yoga, Flow Yoga,  Power Yoga,  Yoga of Bliss, Tantric yoga, Yoga of Concentration, Yoga of Meditation and Yoga of Self-realization.

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WORCESTER - Ella M. Chase, 106, passed away on Feb. 20, 2020. Ella was born on Oct. 7, 1913, in Oneonta, the daughter of Burton and Margarett (Thayer) Miller. She attended Oneonta High School for three years, then graduated from Laurens Central School. Ella was a member of Elm Park United Me…

ROXBURY - Gloria Katherine Stewart, 95, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. Gloria was born in Newton, New Jersey, on Dec. 17, 1924, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Rosselli) Scarsella. She graduated from Newton High School. She worked at …

MILFORD - Barbara A. Neff, 85, of Arnold's Lake, passed away on Sunday Feb. 2, 2020, following a long period of declining health. Born Oct. 6, 1934, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Lillian (Moffatt) Berner. She was raised on the family farm on Berner Hill Road. She attended Milford Central…

Along with the popular varieties of Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga, there is another one that can be called Harvard yoga. It constitutes a group of researchers from various universities who might not be personally involved in doing physical postures or indulging in the breathing exercises or i…

There are more than 20 million Americans who practice some form of yoga and meditation. This staggering number has taken the esoteric spiritual discipline from the caves of the Himalayas and brought it to the doorsteps of every American.

The ancient sage Patanjali uses the phrase “mental fluctuations” (chitta-vrittis) for all disturbances in the ordinary mind and the term “afflictions” (kleshas) as imperfections embedded in one’s personality. These together hinder the full expression of the real self. He suggests Kriya yoga …

Yoga has been with us for at least 2,500 years. As the present century opened with the dawning of the new millenium, yoga’s popularity picked up speed as never before. People of all ages are drawn to it for reasons of physical health, mental contentment and spiritual enrichment.