Chanting is a part of the traditional ashtanga or eight limbs of yoga. It falls under svadhyaya which means self-study and reflection. I will be completely honest with you here when I say that when I began practicing yoga I wasn’t comfortable with the chanting. I didn’t understand what it was all about and I… Read More
The yoga sutras have been called the road map for the yogi. They help us navigate the twists and turns of our mind. They are something that I couldn’t even approach when I was just beginning my yoga practice because I was barely on my journey and pretty much didn’t know how to read the… Read More
1.5 Vrittayaha Panchatayaha Klishta Aklishtaha There are five types of Vrittis. They can be either painful or seemingly non-painful. It is important to realize that the painful states of consciousness lead to suffering and that the non-painful states of consciousness can lead to freedom or liberation.
I.4 Vritti Sarupyam Itarahatra When we do not have the vision and practices to see ourselves clearly for who and what we really are, we tend to identify with the Vrittis, the agitations and fluctuations of our mind. Unfortunately, instead of taking personal responsibility for our behavior, we tend to project them onto everyone and everything around us. Unfortunately we do this more to those who… Read More
II.48 Tatah Dvandvah Anabhighataha Quite simply, Yoga makes the impossible possible. Through the practice of Hatha Yoga, we can overcome the defining factors of our human condition that seem to fixed such as age, weight, culture, family, history and sex.