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I am Thirunavukkarasu Sivasubramanim
from Pollachi, TamilNadu, India
Thirunavukkarasu Sivasubramaniam, EzineArticles Basic Author
I have interest in Yoga and Tantra since my early childhood. I am a Bibliomaniac. Call me mad! I could not help my obsessive compulsiveness for reading books, books of any subject. Hey! You, I know you are murmuring,  'Jack of all trades is master of none'. Is that it? I know. I know.Yes, I agree with you. I am master of none.

Having the interest in yoga, I have had a deep study of books on yoga and tantra, from Yoga Upanishads to yoga journals of today. Joined many yoga courses, met many yoga-gurus and know about their experiences. What I have learned over the years is that the present day yogic kriyas are obtained and modified from the kriyas mentioned in the classical yoga scriptures. I understand that the study of classical yoga scriptures will help the yoga aspirant to know and practice yoga in a better way. In this perspective, I created the website http://www.classicyoga.co.in. This website is a blog type website adding posts from time to time

Hence this blog meant to put lights on yoga treatises like

1. Yoga Upanishads
2. Bhagavat Gita
3. Thirumanthiram of Thirumoolar
4. Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
5. Yogataravalli of Adi Sankara
6. Hatha Yoga Pradeepika
7. Siva Samhitha
8. Gheranda Samhitha

In addition to the above, there are many resources found in Tantra and Kundalini Yoga.

These classical studies on yoga will make the aspirant proficient in Yogic literature.

Considering the Volume, contemporary yogic literature is not taken now. If possible I will come up with another website.

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