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Tag: yoga philosophy

Abyhasa

The very heart of yoga practice is ‘abyhasa’ – steady effort in the direction you want to go.”  ~ Sally Kempton I’ve written about this subject in a variety of way, from a discipline point of view, from a yoga philosophy point of view and a…

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Kleshas ~ The Cause of Suffering

Suffering is optional, it doesn’t feel that way and it’s a tough thing to wrap our heads around for sure, but optional none the less. According to yogis the reason that we suffer in life is the Kleshas. The five main kleshas are described…

Living a Yogic Life

I recently received a beautiful gift of the Daily Greatness Yoga Journal. It’s a beautiful book (I have trouble writing in any book and especially one that’s so pretty so I need to work up to it lol). At the very front it ask…

Christ Consciousness

I was recently asked if I could write a post on Christ Consciousness (thank you for the great idea Kate!) I immediately thought ‘what a great idea’ and started to research it more in depth. In yoga philosophy, we study the 8 limbed path…

Balasana ~ Child’s Pose

 When Krishna was a child he was playing with his brother Balaram in the courtyard near his home. He took a scoop of earth in his hand and ate it. Balaram went running home to tell his mother, Yashoda. He told her “Krishna is…

Transitions

We all move through various transitions as we move through life. As we grow up, the more obvious ones are from childhood to adolescence and then on to adulthood. We transition through periods of ease to those of stress along the way. We transition…

Always be willing to let it go

When I did my yoga teacher training back in 2011 one of my teachers told us stories about coming to the West from India and being introduced to root beer. He loved root beer! It was so delicious and he couldn’t get enough of…

Your thoughts are like the artist’s brush. They create a personal picture of the reality you live in.”

Your thoughts are like the artist’s brush. They create a personal picture of the reality you live in.” Syd Banks When you slow your mind down and consider what thoughts loop through time and time again, what comes up? I spent many years telling myself that…

Long Weekend!

The long weekend is here. Time for a little restoration after a hard week’s work. I find that I used to have high expectations for long weekends; when I drank it meant extra time with a drink in hand and I equated that to…

The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation

In the final verse of the Bhagavad Gita, we are reminded of the previous verses important points. Arjuna asks what true sannyasa (renunciation) is. Krishna replies that renunciation of selfish actions and even renunciation of the fruits of actions is the brings true freedom….