Category: Yoga Philosophy

Trigger….Unhappy

  The video above talks about how Facebook makes money by triggering your negative emotions.  By placing posts on your page, that you are likely to engage with for a…
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To Be of Service

"Do what you can to uplift and enlighten people, but never forget your path."-Babaji, At the Eleventh Hour by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D. "Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended…
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Yoga and the Path of Forgiveness

Why do people love Ashtanga? It works. It heals. It has changed their lives. In the science of Yoga, firsthand experience is seen as the highest proof. 99% practice, 1%…
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Practice, Practice, Practice

I saw a post today where someone was going through a very emotional experience and wondered "how the limbs of yoga could help them now?" I will use an analogy.…
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Inspiration and Coveting

The line between being inspired and coveting is a thin one. You can tell the difference by how you feel. Inspiration, well, makes you feel inspired and lit up. Coveting…
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Yoga: The Cure for Phantom Life Syndrome

When students get stuck on a pose, I often use a camera to record them and play it back. Sometimes we think we are doing something and we are not. …
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Meeting Hate with Love: Cultivating Compassion Through Asana

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali tells us to practice equanimity/upeksha in the face of wickedness. Equanimity is the ability to remain compassionate and calm in the face of wickedness and…
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A letter to Those Disenchanted by the World of Yoga

"Many of us get involved in spirituality and find our path, and then, without our being aware of it, the ego starts to co-opt that path. We begin to place…
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Yoga Statistics and Faulty Logic

  I just watched a video where an Ashtanga teacher quoted a statistic that was probably true for her students but definitely was not true for mine.  Earlier this week,…
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You Think You Know Everything About Yoga, Don’t You?

"You know nothing, John Snow." - Ygritte, Game of Thrones I have finally reached the age where I now understand why my mother's generation used to say, "you think you…
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