Author - Donna Farhi

Donna Farhi is a Yoga teacher who has been practicing for 30 years and teaching since 1982. She leads intensives and teacher training programs internationally. Donna is best known for her unique ability to help students and teachers alike access a deeper connection with the body as a vehicle for the regeneration of the spirit. Her work focuses on the refinement of natural and universal movement principles that underlie all yoga practice. This concentration on fundamental principles allows student of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic yoga practice. Donna has been the asana columnist for both Yoga Journal and Yoga International, and is the author of four books: Teaching Yoga (Rodmell Press), The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness, (Henry Holt) and Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living (HarperSanFrancisco).American born, Donna now resides in North Canterbury, New Zealand.

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

The eight limbs of yoga are traditionally
presented as a hierarchical progression, but this linear progression toward an idealized goal tends only to reinforce the dualistic idea that yoga is something to "get."

Woman practicing yoga

The Ten Living Principles – Yamas and Niyamas

Although there are many branches to the tree of yoga, from devotional methods to more intellectual approaches, from schools that emphasize service toward others to those that focus on physical purification, Patanja Sutras, clearly defines an eight...

What is Yoga?

All people wish to be happy. This seemingly simple desire appears to elude the best-intentioned efforts of even the most intelligent among us. Yet almost everyone has had glimpses of deep peacefulness when they have felt connected both to...

What are Yoga Asanas and Why Practice Them?

Given the central importance of the yamas and niyamas, one might wonder why it would be necessary to practice the other limbs of yoga. Would it not be enough to be compassionate, truthful, and content? Why would it be important to take the time to...

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