February 25, 2019

What is Asana and How to Take it From the Mat into Life

In Sanskrit, asana means “seat” or “manner of sitting”. But asanas goes beyond that, actually. Asana means being in and maintaining a stable and comfortable posture. In order to understand this principle, we should apply […]
February 17, 2019

Why Mantras and Mudras Matter

Mastering Mantras “A mantra is not just something to chant. It is not chanting. A mantra is something to let sink deep in your being, just as roots go deep into the earth. The deeper […]
February 10, 2019

Feeling Oneness with Spirit, the Quest for Samadhi

“Samadhi does not come upon anyone by accident. It takes dedication and effort.” -Kaisa Kapanen Patanjali’s ashtanga yoga includes eight components of practice (“ashtanga” means “eight-limbed” in Sanskrit), and dharana, or concentration is the sixth […]
January 30, 2019

The Nine Limbs of Devotion

Bhakti Yoga releases samskaras, as Swami Sivananda writes, “Bhakti softens the heart and removes jealousy, hatred, lust, anger, egoism, pride, and arrogance. It infuses joy, divine ecstasy, bliss, peace, and knowledge. All cares, worries and […]
January 27, 2019

How to Practice Karma Yoga Daily

The ultimate goal of any yoga is to find balance. Hence, karma yoga is no different. It’s the pursuit of equilibrium via action. Not just any action, though. The goal is right action. This is […]