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Yoga wheel

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Yoga wheel

  1. 1. George Feurestein’s Yoga Wheel Susan Cappadonia Alfred State college
  2. 2. George Feuerstein’s Yoga Wheel
  3. 3. Interpretation of the wheel • Feuerstein uses the image of an eight –spoke wheel to help identify different yoga systems , approaches and commonalities. • The outer rim is shared by and unites with the outer edge of each spoke which symbolizes the Yama and Niyamas • Yama and Niyamas are the moral and ethical principles which are imbedded in all yoga practices. • The inner space within the hub represents transcendence “Existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level” (Micozzi 2015)
  4. 4. Interpretation of the inner hub of the wheel • The inner hub of the wheel is were the spokes come together and re-unite • This represents Samadhi which means placing or putting together . This can be translated to entasy better known as Ecstacy • The inner space within the hub represents transendence “ The existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level” (Micozzi 2015)
  5. 5. The eight spokes 1. Hatha Yoga – Yoga of physical discipline 2. Karma Yoga – Yoga of selfless services, or Yoga of action 3. Kriva Yoga- Yoga of action 4. Jnana Yoga- Yoga of wisdom 5. Bhakti Yoga – Yoga of devotion 6. Mantra Yoga – Yoga of sound 7. Raja Yoga – Patanjali’s Classical Yoga 8. Samnyasa Yoga – Renunciation ( Moradian, A 2011 )
  6. 6. Citations Micozzi, M. (2015 p. 272-273). Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Fifth ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders Moradian, A 2011 What is Yoga retrieved 11/10/15 from yoga.html