2 V’s for a Wealthy Life

As a yoga practitioner (or Abhyasi, if you prefer), perusing the Yoga Sutras of Sage Patañjali (पतञ्जलि, pronounced: Puh-tun-juh-lee) is a must. Let us explore two more concepts here that can add to the Wealth of our Life: Vairāgya (वैराग्य) and Viveka (विवेक). Invocation Prayer for Sage Patañjali: योगेन चित्तस्य पदेन वाचां मलं शरीरस्य च वैद्यकेन। योऽपाकरोत्तंContinue reading “2 V’s for a Wealthy Life”

Trust, and the rest follows

Recently, I started telling myself to “trust the body”. It’s a new personal mantra of sorts that I have started mumbling under my breath, as I slowly make my way back to full health after an intense health experience. And whenever I subconsciously start using words, I take a moment to read up on whatContinue reading “Trust, and the rest follows”

Mind vs Manas

What’s in a name, you say? Quite a lot, as it turns out…what English literature refers to simply as the “mind” is a much more nuanced concept as per yogic teachings. Directly translated, “mind” correlates with a Sanskrit term ‘manas’ (मनस्, pronounced: Muh-nas) but if truly understood – it encompasses three MORE terms as well!Continue reading “Mind vs Manas”

Ahāra-monious growth

The Sanskrit word āhāra (आहार, pronounced: AA-ha-r) is synonymous with food or ‘nutritional input’. And if we grapple with this notion of ‘food’ a little more, a question crops up…can ‘food’ be more than just what lies on our plate? When we think of our bodies, the definition of ‘āhāra’ is fairly straightforward…what we eatContinue reading “Ahāra-monious growth”