Tag: yoga sutras

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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A letter to Those Disenchanted by the World of Yoga

"Many of us get involved in spirituality and find our path, and then, without our being aware of it, the ego starts to co-opt that path. We begin to place…
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Yoga Statistics and Faulty Logic

  I just watched a video where an Ashtanga teacher quoted a statistic that was probably true for her students but definitely was not true for mine.  Earlier this week,…
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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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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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