In modern society, we’ve all heard of “The Pursuit of Happiness”. Instead, what do I mean when I say The Happiness of Pursuit? And why does it matter to us as Yoga practitioners?
As yoga practitioners committed to extending our awareness beyond our exercise mats, a common question that may occur is: “how do I know my practice is bearing real fruit?” A starting point is the observance of the third Niyama propounded by sage Patanjali: Svādhyāya (Devanagari: स्वाध्याय). In its simplest translation, Svādhyāya means “self-study”. Svādhyāya isContinue reading “Our Strength is our Svādhyāya”
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”
In yogic philosophy, the Sanskrit term Bījā (बीज, pronounced: Bee-juh) is used to denote the origin or cause of thoughts, actions and things. It is worthwhile to explore the mighty meaning hidden behind the simple word, since it holds a lot of merit if we adopt it to our daily lives… Grab a glass ofContinue reading “The first seed”