Living Tradition, Modern Life

The meaning behind our tagline.

July 1, 2014    BY Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Here at Yoga International, our motto is “Living tradition, modern life.” Sounds good, but what does it mean?

Yoga International and the Himalayan Institute represent what we call a living tradition, an unbroken lineage dating back 5,000 years! Beginning with the seven primordial sages, to Patanjali and Shankaracharya, all the way to Swami Rama of the Himalayas and now Pandit Rajmani Tigunait—is a continuous flow of knowledge and experience passed down through the ages from teacher to student. 

You may be wondering how these ancient teachings—as profound as they may be—can still be relevant to our modern life. We are living in a unique time period with unique problems never before experienced by mankind—think increased cases of sciatica from sitting at a desk all day, or increased sensitivity to gluten due to the overprocessing of our food. Is there room for 5,000-year-old yogic wisdom?

The answer is unequivocally YES!  Yoga International is passionate about delivering authentic yoga content in a way that is easily translated and applied to our modern life. Let’s bring these revered practices out of the darkness of the Himalayan caves and into the light of life as we know it today.

Yoga International is honored to be able to present this vast field of knowledge and experience to you, our members, and with your continued support, we look forward to many more years of studying and practicing together.

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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of fourteen books, including his recently-released The Secret of the Yoga Sutra, and his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the... Read more>>


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