Definition - What does Prema mean?

Prema is a Sanskrit word meaning "love" or "affection." Rather than selfish love (kama), prema refers to a divine love or higher love, related to God or some form of spiritual pursuit.

It is also the name given to the Prema Yoga Brooklyn Studio, as well as to a number of other independent yoga studios across the world.

Yogapedia explains Prema

Feeling divine love is one of the many spiritual benefits that can be gained from yoga practice. Deep meditation and controlled breathing are among the techniques used to advance toward this special kind of love.

The New York yoga studio of this name offers a style of yoga that is said to be both physically dynamic and deeply healing. It is a mixture of ancient tradition and modern elements, leading to events such as meditation workshops, live music performance and community potlucks.

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