Pathway

When I wake up in the morning I look forward to my daily yoga practice of asana (postures) and pranayama (breath expansion). The path of yoga does not end with those aspects. Working to be firmly established in non-violence and truthfulness  and other external observances helps me to view my way of life in new …

Alone Time

Yoga has become tremendously popular. There are many yoga classes available on the internet, television. Also found live at boutique studios and fitness centers. How do we select which classes to take or when to practice? Some tips include being regular and consistent in yoga practice. Better to practice  yoga 20 minutes every day  versus …

Changes

As David Bowie sang in his song “Changes…turn and face the strange” we yogis and yoginis face the the unknown. Sometimes yoga can seem peculiar and bewildering to beginners but in yoga we aim to shed light on dark places.  As beings in the natural world we are constantly subjected to change. Sometimes change can …

Rest

Maintaining a daily yoga practice is important however so is taking time to rest. It is advised to take 1-2 days off from yoga each week. The body and mind need time to restore and recuperate. During rest periods one can engage in other yogic activities such as learning about yoga through the internet, books, …

Why Do Yoga?

There are many health benefits to yoga. Practicing 20 minutes of gentle yoga each day can improve one’s mood and boost energy. When developing a yogic path it’s important to check in with yourself and ask what are you aiming for. While in yoga we do work to become unattached to our fruits of practice …

Quality

As our yoga practice develops the quality of our poses change. There are hundreds of yoga poses in B.K.S Iyengar’s Light on Yoga yet often he would teach for hours  focusing only on a few poses.  Doing a good pose for a few moments is better than holding a lousy pose for several minutes. How …

Benevolence

The first yama ( external observances) of the first limb (anga) of yoga is non-violence. Now, what does not inflicting harm to anyone or anything truly mean? While doing asanas we come out of a pose that is causing us pain that may be harmful. With practice, courage, and tenacity we can decipher what sensations …