Tag: Yoga sutras of Patanjali

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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Ahimsa: Non Harming for Positive Change

No matter how angry we are, the unbreakable vow of the yogi is ahimsa. The Yoga Sutras state that the great vows, and ahimsa is one of them, are not…
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Ask the AYP: What is an Established Yoga Practice?

I was asked by Natalie to define Sutra 1:14-"Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness." What feels like a…
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The Golden Walls of an Unhappy Life

“You don’t have a problem, you have habits.” Mel Robbins “The state of restraint is when there is a disappearance of outgoing self limiting habits and the appearance of restraining…
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