What Does Your Yoga Practice Mean To You?

What Does Your Yoga Practice Mean To You?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why I practice yoga and WHAT my yoga practice means to me. My reasoning for taking my first yoga class (a VHS I did in my own living room) is much different than my reasoning for my continued practice now. As a 20 year old, I...
What You BELIEVE Isn’t Necessarily TRUE

What You BELIEVE Isn’t Necessarily TRUE

So I’ve been thinking about the yogic principle of Truth (Satya) lately.  At first glance, Patanjali appears to be talking about not lying, and that is a part of it. However it’s a little deeper than that. He’s really trying to get at “Ultimate Reality Truth”. Meaning...
What’s Samadhi Got To Do With Me?

What’s Samadhi Got To Do With Me?

FUCK SAMADHI! Does that sound harsh? Let me explain…. This is NOT one of those hateful, “I’m sick of stuff” kinda posts. But it’s a true confession from me to you. According to the Yoga Sutras Samadhi is the goal of yoga.  Not sure what that is? Samadhi =...
The Deeper Meaning Of Ahimsa

The Deeper Meaning Of Ahimsa

Ahimsa Pratisthayam Tat Samnidhau Vaira Tyagah.= In the presence of one firmly established in non-violence, all hostilities cease. So, this afternoon I flipped to the part of the yoga sutras where Patanjali starts to talk about the yamas (restraints) and niyamas...