Category Archives: LESSONS IN PHILOSOPHY

Niyama: Isvara-Pranidhana

  This niyama is about facing our limitations, and accepting the role of others in our lives.  In this niyama, we are invited to examine our beliefs about and relationship with a higher power. We may also need to examine

Niyama: Isvara-Pranidhana

  This niyama is about facing our limitations, and accepting the role of others in our lives.  In this niyama, we are invited to examine our beliefs about and relationship with a higher power. We may also need to examine

Niyama: Svadhyaya

  This niyama is about staying really looking at ourselves.  We need to challenge our existing perceptions through the wisdom of others – often in reading – but we need to balance that with meditation and other practices of observing.  We

Niyama: Svadhyaya

  This niyama is about staying really looking at ourselves.  We need to challenge our existing perceptions through the wisdom of others – often in reading – but we need to balance that with meditation and other practices of observing.  We

Niyama: Tapas

  The niyamas are all principles guiding us on how to treat ourselves – and where sauca is about cleaning our bodies, tapas is about keeping our bodies healthy.  Tapas means burning, and it’s all about action.  When applying this

Niyama: Tapas

  The niyamas are all principles guiding us on how to treat ourselves – and where sauca is about cleaning our bodies, tapas is about keeping our bodies healthy.  Tapas means burning, and it’s all about action.  When applying this

Niyama: Santosha

This niyama is about staying steady during ups and downs, challenging us to be grounded in the good even as difficult situations arise.  It’s human nature to look for the tiny negative things and pick at them — for us

Niyama: Santosha

This niyama is about staying steady during ups and downs, challenging us to be grounded in the good even as difficult situations arise.  It’s human nature to look for the tiny negative things and pick at them — for us

Niyamas: Sauca

As we look inwards, we are invited to cleanse our minds and spirits as well as our bodies.  Perhaps we can take the idea of aparigraha – simplifying so that we don’t have more than what we need – and apply

Niyamas: Sauca

As we look inwards, we are invited to cleanse our minds and spirits as well as our bodies.  Perhaps we can take the idea of aparigraha – simplifying so that we don’t have more than what we need – and apply

What are the Yamas and Niyamas?

The first step, or limb, in yoga is the Yamas, and the second limb is Niyamas.  Asana is what we’re most familiar with in a yoga class, and maybe Pranayama, and these are the third and fourth of 8 limbs.

What are the Yamas and Niyamas?

The first step, or limb, in yoga is the Yamas, and the second limb is Niyamas.  Asana is what we’re most familiar with in a yoga class, and maybe Pranayama, and these are the third and fourth of 8 limbs.

7th Chakra: Sahasrara

The chakras are philosophical model with seven levels of consciousness, each providing a lens through which to examine the balance in your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual life.  The information here is assimilated from Anodea Judith’s Eastern Body, Western Mind (Page 222, 390)

7th Chakra: Sahasrara

The chakras are philosophical model with seven levels of consciousness, each providing a lens through which to examine the balance in your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual life.  The information here is assimilated from Anodea Judith’s Eastern Body, Western Mind (Page 222, 390)

6th Chakra: Anja

  The chakras are philosophical model with seven levels of consciousness, each providing a lens through which to examine the balance in your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual life.  The information here is assimilated from Anodea Judith’s Eastern Body, Western Mind (Page 222,

6th Chakra: Anja

  The chakras are philosophical model with seven levels of consciousness, each providing a lens through which to examine the balance in your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual life.  The information here is assimilated from Anodea Judith’s Eastern Body, Western Mind (Page 222,

5th Chakra: Vissudha

The chakras are philosophical model with seven levels of consciousness, each providing a lens through which to examine the balance in your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual life.  The information here is assimilated from Anodea Judith’s Eastern Body, Western Mind  and David Pond’s Chakra’s

5th Chakra: Vissudha

The chakras are philosophical model with seven levels of consciousness, each providing a lens through which to examine the balance in your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual life.  The information here is assimilated from Anodea Judith’s Eastern Body, Western Mind  and David Pond’s Chakra’s

4th Chakra: Anahata

The chakras are philosophical model with seven levels of consciousness, each providing a lens through which to examine the balance in your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual life.  The information here is assimilated from Anodea Judith’s Eastern Body, Western Mind (Page 222) and David

4th Chakra: Anahata

The chakras are philosophical model with seven levels of consciousness, each providing a lens through which to examine the balance in your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual life.  The information here is assimilated from Anodea Judith’s Eastern Body, Western Mind (Page 222) and David