Category: Teaching Ashtanga

Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: Are Desire and Contentment Enemies?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:42 By Contentment, supreme joy is gained Defining the Sutra "There were times when, for this or that reason, we had temporarily ceased to feel anxious;…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Teach Me About Your Faith by What’s In Your Heart

  Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:41-Purity brings clarity/luminosity, happiness, concentration, mastery of the senses, and the capacity for Self awareness. Defining the Sutra:  Purity of the mind and heart makes us…
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Get Up and Practice Yoga or Sleep In?

I opened my eyes and stared at my clock. It said 4:30AM. Time to get up and get ready to go to Yoga.  Than the story started. "You've worked hard…
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Surrender To is Not The Same As Giving Up

  Okay, I know this could all boil down to semantics. "Surrender" and "giving up" do get used interchangeably sometimes, but hear me out. I surrendered to the music. I…
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Waiting For It To Be Easy

If you are waiting for it to be easy to get up at 4AM for morning practice, you will never consistently get up for practice. If you are waiting for it to…
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Confessions of an Ex-Yoga Assist Whore

I used to be an assist whore. Symptoms Waiting around for my teacher to put me in poses without trying to do it myself a few times first-I mean really…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: Find Time for What You Love

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:39-Freedom from wanting(Aparigraha) unlocks the real purpose of existence. Defining the Sutra When we are not greedy, we begin to understand why we are here and…
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Yoga Sutras for Modern Day Life: Energy For What is Important

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:38- By one established in Brahmacharya, vigor is gained.   Defining the Sutra Through celibacy, you can use your energy to focus on other things. Modern…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Reset and Recharge

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:37-For those who do not steal (asteya), jewels will materialize. Defining the Sutra What is stealing according to the Yogic tradition? In his translation of the…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Peace on the Earth

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:35 In the presence of one established in non-violence (ahimsa), all hostility ceases. Defining the Sutra Peace happens in the presence of those who are peaceful.…
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