Author: Shanna Small
Shanna Small has been practicing Ashtanga for over a decade and a half and is an avid student of the Sutras. Her home base is Charlotte NC. To contact her for articles, speaking engagements and workshops, e-mail shanna@wellnessfrominside.com.

You are the light in between the cracks

“I know better. Why do I keep doing this?” “I know the right thing to do. Why can’t I do it?” “I get it, theoretically, but I can't stop.” I…
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Mantra of the Week: Stay in Your Lane

I didn't come up with it. Abraham Hicks did. Driving is a tremendous test of faith. There are roughly 210 million licensed drivers in America. When all 210 million stay…
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How To Make your Yoga Practice Easier

Lets not waste any time. If you want your yoga practice to be easier, be more consistent. Our bodies adapt to the activities that we do daily. Think about all…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: The Bad Practice

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:48- In asana, there is no assault from the pairs of opposites. Defining the Sutra During asana, the Yogi is neutral. Modern Day Application Yogis don't…
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Burn, Baby, Burn

Tapas is not as popular as it used to be. Tapas the food is popular and quite delicious. Austerity in yoga, not so much. This generation is more about the…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Is Your Pose an Asana?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:46- Asana is a steady, comfortable seat Defining the Sutra An asana is steady and comfortable. If our poses are not steady and comfortable, they are…
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Yoga Sutras for Modern Day Life: Surrender

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:45 Through surrender to pure awareness/God, one can achieve Samadhi/oneness. Defining the Sutra: Patanjali gives many ways to find Samadhi or establish a connection to truth.  …
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: A Cure for Global Insanity

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:44: Self-study deepens your connection with your chosen object of meditation/Ishta devata/deity. Defining the Sutra This is where being a Sanskrit Scholar would come in handy.…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Is Yoga Supposed to Feel Good All the Time?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:43-As intense discipline (tapas) burns up impurities, the body and its senses becomes so refined that powers (Siddhih) are gained.  Defining the Sutra: Discipline purifies the mind…
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