Tag: kleshas

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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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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The Bait and Switch

  Bait and Switch the action (generally illegal) of advertising goods that are an apparent bargain, with the intention of substituting inferior or more expensive goods. "a bait-and-switch scheme" -Google…
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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 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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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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Keep Your Dirt on the Surface

Lyrics, "Where You're At" by Allen Stone I keep my dirt on the surface so you don't gotta dig The people didn't make me nervous, tried to hide all their…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Do You Believe in Karma?

 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:12- Our actions and their consequences, Karma, are influenced by the Kleshas. You may see the results of your Karma during this life or the next. Defining…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: The Yoga Only Works if We work

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:11: When the Kleshas are full blown or manifest, they can be subdued through meditation.  Defining the Sutra: 5 Kleshas Ignorance (avidya) Ego (asmita) Attachment to…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Yoga Is Not an Escape From Life

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:10: When the five types of colorings (kleshas) are in their subtle, merely potential form, they are then destroyed by their disappearance or cessation into and…
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