In our last week of philosophy month we focus on the fourth limb of yoga, the last of the more hands-on limbs before they take a dive into the (even more) esoteric. Pranayama is the fourth limb of yoga. Pranayama means breath control and it is exactly that: practiced...

With a strong foundation in the yoga yamas and niyamas, we continue this week to explore the eight limbs of yoga from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with something that's likely familiar to you as a yoga practitioner. Asana, the third limb of yoga, is the limb we most often practice in...

It can be interesting to learn about different systems of classifying the world and our human experience in it. I'd like to share with you a yogic foundation.You might already be familiar with the yoga philosophy, or it might remind you of philosophy or religion...

Last week I mentioned the eight limbs of yoga found in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This week I want to introduce them to you. Let’s dive right in. The Eight Limbs of Yoga: A Very Brief Introduction   1. Yamas : External abstentions, or precepts to follow to be a...

“…It is with their muscles that humans most easily obtain knowledge of the divine.” -Aldous Huxley as quoted by Barbara Ehrenreich in her book Dancing in the Streets, A History of Collective Joy   Although both Huxley and Ehrenreich are talking about ritual, collective dance in the quote above, it’s...

I’ve been contemplating attachment this week. There are about one million ways to use this word and they mean a million different things. Here’s the gist of my train of thought… What is it about attachment? Attachment to people, to things, to the way relationships should go....

Looney Toons Tasmanian Devil - property of Warner Bros.   Focus on the areas you can control, and set the rest aside for now.  What does this mean to you? For me, it means taking life in bite size pieces. Taking the time to settle myself at the eye...