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Foundations of Yoga, Part 2: Ahimsa (Harmlessness)

Ahimsa is interpreted in many ways-which is to be expected since Sanskrit is a language that abounds in many possible meanings for a single word. But fundamentally ahimsa is not causing any harm whatsoever to any being whatsoever, including subhuman species.

Yoga Teachers Lead by Example (Part 3)

Behavior toward neighboring Yoga schools, Yoga teachers, and their students, should be cordial. Like the old saying goes, “If you do not have anything good to say, do not say anything at all.” When we speak of other Yoga teachers, or former Yoga teachers, in a hostile manner, what do we teach our students?

Gritty Yoga Basics and the Seeds of Simplicity – How to Clean Your Yoga Mat

While breathing the ‘essential breath’ and returning to our natural rhythms is key to our journey of self-knowledge and vibrant good health, we need not ignore or turn away from the mundane and often gritty aspects of our basic selves. . There is beauty in simplicity. Yet, at times the seemingly simplest of things can become complicated. Like when it’s time to wash your yoga mat. Can you wash your yoga mat, and if so, how? What is the best way to do it?

Yoga Teachers Lead by Example (Part 2)

It is a shame that proper behavior, respect, and ethics do not make great headlines in the newspapers. Just watch the news, and read the newspaper for a week, to confirm what makes “good copy.” It will not take long for you to find a dozen, or dozens, of scandals.

Foundations of Yoga: Yama and Niyama, Part 1

“Knowledge (Jnana) does not come about from practice of yoga methods alone. Perfection in knowledge is in fact only for those who begin by practice of virtue (dharma). Yet, without yoga as a means, knowledge does not come about. The practice of yogic methods is not the means by itself, yet it is only out of that practice of yoga that the perfection in knowledge comes about. And so it is said by the teachers: ‘Yoga is for the purpose of knowledge of truth'” Thus wrote Shankara.The prerequisites to bring this about may be thought of as the Pillars of Yoga, and are known as Yama and Niyama.

Yoga Teachers Lead by Example (Part 1)

During the course of a lifetime, most of us have heard the saying,” Do as I say, not as I do.” We see this kind of leadership everywhere we go. All politicians, religious leaders, police, sports professionals, parents, academic teachers, and Yoga teachers, lead by example, even if the example displayed is not a good one.

Yoga for the Home

Today, our modern cities are testaments to a chaotic world of unbridled growth. Electromagnetic stresses, pollution, and negative vibrational energy currents plague us to a degree that is unprecedented in human history. These conditions hardly seem conducive to carving sacred spaces out of our steel and iron jungle. However, by using the science of yoga and the wisdom of the ancients, it is possible to create a space of harmony in our own homes.

Yoga in Practice: Living in the Present Moment

When one of us decides to pursue the study of Yoga, we find ourselves living and learning Yoga every day. On or off the mat, Yoga students can apply their practice to the many lessons life has to offer. The result of all this learning, and applying Yogic principles to life, is a major leap in self-improvement.

Spiritualism and Yoga

Spiritualism may be considered as theory and Yoga as its practical. Yoga shall be fruitful when one is strong in spiritualism.

The Link Between Yoga, Mindfulness, and Weight Loss (Part 2)

Your inner self or self is sometimes called “atman” or “jiva.” This is the “creature” imprisoned within all of us. We all enjoy eating and want to savor every earthly pleasure to its fullest, but mindfulness makes us aware of much more than consumption of food and earthly pleasures. Therefore, mindfulness can be a natural dieting tool at mealtime.

The Link Between Yoga, Mindfulness, and Weight Loss (Part 1)

From nutritional and fitness experts in New England, the first question I heard right away was, “How can Yoga burn that many calories?” Soon to be followed by comments from many fitness experts, across the United States, were remarks like, “Most Yoga students don’t practice vigorous styles of Yoga.”

Giving to Charity

In order for nature, and the universe, to flow in harmony, we should all regularly give to charities, whenever it is possible to help someone in need. This is practicing Yoga “off the mat.”

Chair Yoga for Senior Independence

Until a certain age in life, words like dignity, quality of life, and independence seem to be more suitable for descriptions, or reasons, why independent nations had revolutionary wars, than for senior independence. However, for seniors, these words reflect the need to stay the course of independence.

Yoga Beginner – Getting It Right

When it comes to promoting relaxation and reducing stress, nothing beats yoga. Unfortunately this isn’t the case for everyone.

Improve Your Body and Mind With YOGA

There are so many incredible benefits to doing yoga. Not only does it improve your physical self, but it also improves mind and spirit health. Read more…

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