The Three Stages of Yoga

When students first begin to attend a yoga class, they concentrate a lot on alignment of the physical postures. They …

Yoga Nidra

In 2009, I started my 500hr Yoga Teacher Training. We were treated a couple of times to “yogassage” so we …

Samadhi

After pratyahara, dhrana, and dhyana, samadhi naturally emerges. This state of bliss is the complete union of mind, body, and …

Brahmacharya

Its literal translation requires not only a logical understanding, and for most people a definite shift in beliefs upon which …

Asteya

In studying asteya, we can view it from more than one facet. The English translation is “non-stealing”, literally meaning not …

Satya

The second yama put forth by Patanjali is Satya. Like nearly ever spiritual teaching, there are layers and different ways …

Ahimsa, the First Yama

It has been nearly two years since I’ve posted on this blog. In an effort to once again expand my …

Remember the Joy

The question was raised earlier in the week as to why we come to yoga class. Some come to get …

Being Open

   There are many tools, techniques, and texts in yoga to help us live a more peaceful life. We can …