Yoga Sutra 1: Yoga is Now

For training class, we need to know the first two sutras, so at the very least I’ll go over those with you this week. The first sutra is “Atha Yogānuśāsanam,” but Sanskrit is an old, dead language so let’s break it down. *“Atha” means “now.” *“Yoga” means “Yoga.” *“Anuśāsanam” means “exposition or instruction.” So, if… Continue reading Yoga Sutra 1: Yoga is Now

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Bramacharya — Self-Restraint

It's easy to give in to our desires, but at what cost? What can you accomplish or achieve if you practiced Bramacharya, or self-restraint/abstinence (it's not what you think!) more regularly? How much money would you save? How much anxiety, numbness, and emptiness could you avoid?

Satya — Truth

Truth is a funny thing, because it looks different for every single person. There are universal, scientifically proven truths like the earth is round, gravity is what keeps us from floating away, and global warming is harming our planet. However, even these “universal truths” are being combated by not only humans, but companies and big… Continue reading Satya — Truth

Ahisma — Nonviolence

As promised, this week I’ll be going over each of the five yamas in depth, beginning with ahisma, which means nonviolence. As I stated last week, ahisma is more than just being physically peaceful to those around you. Ahisma is being nonviolent in every way possible — to yourself, to those around you, the way… Continue reading Ahisma — Nonviolence