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Understanding the Eight-limbs of Yoga

Understanding the Eight-limbs of Yoga

To practice yoga is to practice the art of creating a harmonic balance between the mind, body, and spirit.

If we break down and translate the name… 180 more words

Nourishing Mind

Coming home in a Hatha class (of all places!)

Further to my explorations in restorative yoga last night, I followed up the spirit of trying new things with a Hatha class today. OK, so for most people I imagine Hatha is the beginning, the vanilla yoga, the basic style from which they might then choose to diverge. 624 more words

Asana

Dal Mahkani with a dollop of Vairagya

Patience.

And then I realized, this is exactly the virtue I have been avoiding cultivating, alongside the ever present diligence.

Every now and again, as we live out each day, (even in avoidance) we are forced to step outside of ourselves and view the greater picture.   1,487 more words

The spiritual import of Pranayama

By the time you have gotten to the point of practicing Pranayama regularly, you take your practice seriously. Pranayama is the end of the line of the physical practice. 407 more words

Yoga

Light of the Soul, Yoga Sutras: 3: 9-14

Swami Vivekananada calls Book 3 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras “the powers.” The reference is to the power of meditation and the higher realizations and siddhis that come with those higher states. 146 more words

Meditation

Present: a meditation

We complete Step 2 and bring all the instruction together. It comes down to this: “Our insides create our outsides, and our outsides condition our insides.” 146 more words

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Attention, perspective, vipassana

Each step of The Practice of Living Awareness has layers of intended results. Step 2: tip of the nose has three levels of engagement and three intended results. 231 more words

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