“The kleshas, or the five afflictions of the mind, are a starting point to understand why our mind has certain samskaras (habits) or vasanas (deeper colorings), which we have been studying in the past few months.”
“…in order to experience quiet in the mind you must practice. As you practice, vairagya will naturally develop. When the mind becomes quiet we’re able to see the true reality of who we are.”
These subtle impressions lead to a greater change. As one looks at their destiny they realize they do have the willpower and determination to assist themselves to become a greater being of love, compassion and empathy.
In order to begin to change our samskaras we have to start to recognize the patterns that aren’t serving us. The first step is allowing ourselves to pause, look within, and find meditation.
In yoga, the practice is whatever helps one attain the goal: to settle the mind stuff.
To do something intentionally is to act with purpose. To act with purpose means we act consciously – deliberately towards a goal.
History is the study of past events. In honor of this special month of Black History, I would like to look at the importance of knowing your personal history. As you dive into your yoga practice, you become the history book.
I find sitting for meditation is the most difficult aspect of the practice, for many reasons. One being, it took me a long time to like myself.
By: Monica Ott As we come out of our Thanksgiving food coma, hopefully we've had some time to slow down and reflect on the past month. Thanksgiving teaches us to be grateful for things in our lives, but this past November has made it difficult even for the most...
I have heard Rolf Sovik, one of my teachers, say, “Without the breath there is no yoga.” Take it one step further, without the breath there is no life. Humans can live only 6 minutes without the breath. Breath is also associated with all 11 systems of our body, one of these being the cardiovascular system.