Tag: yoga sutras

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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And Now Yoga

Yoga is an internal process. If external drama in the yoga world keeps you off your mat or keeps you from teaching your students, now is the time to question…
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Accept Everything

If I had a New Year's resolution, it would be this, acceptance. I would wager that 99% of the suffering people experience is because of one thing. Not accepting what…
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Yoga Shred

This is the time of year when Face Book and Instagram present me with ads on “Yoga Shred” and how I can get my best body from yoga.  I may…
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Don’t Sweat the Technique

I speak in discreet cause talk is cheap Then I get deep in the beat then completes Compose with physique never weak or obsolete They never grow old technique's become…
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Ask the AYP: How can I help my Black students feel comfortable?

    This morning, I received a question from a White yoga teacher.   It was brought to her attention that Black students don't always feel comfortable or safe practicing in…
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Activism in Yoga

  Activism is built into Yoga.  They are called the yamas and niyamas. Racist? Follow Ahimsa(non harming Like to have sex with your students? Bhramacharya (self control) Doing unethical stuff…
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The Myth of the Perfect Yoga Practice

I had a dream that one day I would get on my mat and everything would be easy. That if I practice every day and work hard, I would one…
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