Tag: Yoga sutras of Patanjali

With Me or Against Me

Photo by Andrea Killam People are asking, "Why is there a culture of silence in Yoga?" Something that often makes people go silent is "all or nothing" and "with me…
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Yoga Will Not Keep Bad Things From Happening

Yoga is not an inoculation against bad things. It is the science of learning how to deal with bad things when they happen. If you are lucky, you start to…
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My New Year Wishes For the Yoga World

Forgiveness:  Jack Kornfield can say it better than me. "Like the practice of compassion, forgiveness does not ignore the truth of our suffering.  Forgiveness is not weak. It demands courage and integrity. Yet…
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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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Ashtanga Community or Your Community?

Your circle of friends and acquaintances does not represent the whole human race. A few weeks ago, my daughter talked about how she doesn't understand how McDonald's is still in…
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An Opportunity For Non Attachment

Life is a good and consistent teacher.  She is constantly giving us opportunities to be stronger, to go deeper, and evolve. She is always teaching non attachment. Case in point.…
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Yoga: The Cure for Phantom Life Syndrome

When students get stuck on a pose, I often use a camera to record them and play it back. Sometimes we think we are doing something and we are not. …
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Meeting Hate with Love: Cultivating Compassion Through Asana

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali tells us to practice equanimity/upeksha in the face of wickedness. Equanimity is the ability to remain compassionate and calm in the face of wickedness and…
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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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