Tag: niyamas

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 Day Life: Is Yoga Supposed to Feel Good All the Time?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:43-As intense discipline (tapas) burns up impurities, the body and its senses becomes so refined that powers (Siddhih) are gained.  Defining the Sutra: Discipline purifies the mind…
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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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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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Asteya: Stealing a Yoga Practice

Photo above by Wanda Koch   When our culture (our media, our power structures, our society) says, "people who look like you shouldn't expect to have a life like that,"…
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Videos of Bikram Assault Victims on Nightline + What Makes a Good Yoga Teacher

By Shanna Small. This is also posted on my other blog Wellness From Inside These videos are really raw and my heart goes out to these women.  One of the…
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