November 9, 2019

Anger does more harm than good. Yoga suggests we should cultivate opposing thoughts to free ourselves from this destruction emotion ...

July 9, 2019

Controlling or extending the breath (prāṇāyāma) is, or should be, a big part of any yoga practice. As far as we know, it has been central to the practice of yoga since its earliest times and it is a foundational practice for haṭha yoga (pronounced "hut-ta", sometimes "...

June 5, 2019

The goal of yoga is to achieve a state of being where the Mind (citta) is such that it cannot be distracted either by itself or by external stimuli. The ever changing states of the Mind (vṛtti) - desires, emotions, thoughts, ideas, hopes, fears etc - are silenced (niro...

May 19, 2019

Cramps in the foot during yogāsana [yoga postural practice] can happen at any time, but especially during the cold months of the year. Certain āsana-s set them off more than others. In particular, any pose where the foot is in strong plantar flexion.

April 29, 2019

Nothing is done in Yoga without reason or purpose. And we can say that the purpose of practising prāṇāyāma is to clean and balance the nāḍī-s. The nāḍī-s are the subtle channels of esoteric yoga physiology through which prāṇa flows. When practised with āsana (body post...

February 24, 2019

What we can find when we engage with poetry is a way to reduce the influence of restless and over energetic thoughts and feelings or ones that bring us down.

December 27, 2018

T Krishnamacharya explained, in his introduction to Yoga Makaranda, that if we do not get the stipulated hours of sleep, "then our physical and psychological nature (svarūpa) will totally be destroyed"

March 11, 2018

Imagine how the effectiveness of businesses and the well being of the people businesses employ and deal with might improve, if leaders started and ended their working days with 15 minutes of seated yoga practices? Or, if there was a monthly exploration and discussion o...

January 27, 2018

The Chāndogya Upaniṣad says annamayaṁ hi saumya manaḥ, which means something like "as is the food, so is the mind"

January 21, 2018

Patañjali defines the word Āsana (posture) in terms of its qualities: sthirasukhamāsanam, literally 'steadiness comfort is āsana'. In other words, there is no āsana unless it feels steady and comfortable.

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