Tag: yoga philosophy

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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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: Yoga For Dummies

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:28: By the practice of the limbs of Yoga, the impurities dwindle and there dawns the light of wisdom, leading to discriminative discernment.   Defining the…
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Tough Yoga Practices: When Doubt Touches the Heart

Can you remember a time in your life when you thought you would never get over something, but you did? Do you remember an injury that you thought would never…
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What is a Yoga Teacher?

I used to have such a hard time describing what Yoga was! I always tried to frame it in a way I felt would be PC or approachable...and failed miserably. Even…
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Interview with Gregor Maehle on Samadhi

  Ashtanga teacher and practitioner, Gregor Maehle is  the author of Ashtanga Yoga Practice and Philosophy, Ashtanga Yoga: The intermediate Series, Yoga Meditation, and Pranayama: The Breath of Yoga.  With each…
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What is Discipline and Do You Have It?

In your 30's it becomes more difficult to rely on the physical power of youth and raw enthusiasm, and also on free time. You really start to discover what it…
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Yoga Sutras for Modern Day Life: How To Get the Quickest Results in Yoga

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1:22-The time necessary for success depends on whether the practice is mild, medium or intense.   Defining the Sutra Everyone can have success in yoga but…
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Ashtanga Yoga: Mind the Gap

Today, in led Primary class, our teacher stopped us. There were people in the group, who in Mysore class, practice Third Series, but she stopped us all. Somewhere around Bujapidasana,…
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Yoga Sutras for Modern Day Life: Quantum Physics Meets Yoga?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1:19 Among the bodiless ones and the ones absorbed in prakrti, there is intention of coming ind being.   Defining the Sutra   This post may…
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