Category: Yoga Sutras

Yoga Practice in Good and Bad Times

"Your toothache is impermanent, but your non-toothache is also impermanent. With that insight, you look at birth, death, old-age, ups and downs, suffering, and happiness with the eyes of a…
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A Yoga Practice to Wake Up To

In order for our practice to work, it has to be stronger then our negative ideations.  If not, Self Hate will say, "is that all you got?" Addiction will say,…
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Social Media and the Freedom to NOT Hear Your Speech

I often see people angry on social media because someone deleted a comment off their page.  Usually, the person, whose comment got deleted, moves the comment to another page and…
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Discipline and Punishment

"Without practicing discipline, one cannot gather his scattered energy, and all his goals will remain dreams that never materialize. Discipline is not a punishment but a part of growth, without…
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Bad Apple in Every Bunch

I know this sounds obvious but it isn't. This week, I came across two articles where really intelligent people, I am talking about a PhD and a well known teacher…
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Why Practice 6 Days A Week or Every Day?

  To become grounded in practice. "Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness."-Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1:14 What is…
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Happy Guru Purnima

Today is a day for giving thinks to the gurus of your life. What is a Guru? Interesting enough, there are a lot of different etymologies.   As a noun…
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Seeing God

Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure and heart, for they shall see, God."- Matthew 5:8. "Everywhere looking, God seeing" -Pattabi Jois   You know that feeling you have when you…
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The Lesson, Not the Event

"By this time I had learned that it was more fruitful to pay attention to the lessons rather than to events themselves."- Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, At The Eleventh Hour  …
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Teaching Ashtanga and the Benefit of Doubt

  I will never forget when I went to a Kino MacGregor workshop and a woman, who comes to Ashtanga, seriously like once a year, told Kino that I was…
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