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.

Lets Talk Yoga and Alcohol

Listen, if you want to drink beer and wine, go for it. I absolutely am a social drinker. Occasionally, I drink a beer because I like the taste of it. Occasionally,…
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Spiritual Laziness: Active Body, Lazy Mind or Active Mind, Lazy Body

“Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice.…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Times: Ain’t Nobody Got Time For Those Thoughts

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:32-34- Niyama consists of purity, contentment, accepting but not causing pain, study of spiritual books and self surrender. When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite ones should…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: Are You Ready For the Great Vow?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2: 29-31: The 8 limbs of Yoga are: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. Yama, or the 5 restraints, consist of non violence,…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: Yoga For Dummies

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:28: By the practice of the limbs of Yoga, the impurities dwindle and there dawns the light of wisdom, leading to discriminative discernment.   Defining the…
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Fidgeting on the Mat: Ill Fitting Yoga Clothes or Road to Enlightenment?

 'There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.'” Albert Einstein...maybe   These days, everyone…
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Going Through Hell? Keep Going

In Mysore, Sharath said, people who know 1/2 are dangerous. People who know nothing are fine. People who know everything are fine. People who know 10%-20% are very dangerous. I…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: Ready to tell Yoga Goodbye?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:27- The experiancer gains the knowledge in seven stages, advancing towards the highest. Defining the Sutra Once the yogi has the ability to discriminate, they gain…
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Slow and Steady Yoga Injury Recovery

Lets get this out of the way. I am not a doctor. This information comes from my 14 year experience with healing my own injuries through Yoga and working with…
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Being a Good Person Does Not Negate Someone’s Actions

I have been active in the Yoga community for around 13 years. A common theme, when something goes awry is, "well I know they did __________ but they are a…
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