As a lamp in a windless place…

As a lamp in a windless place does not waver, so the yogi whose mind is focused remains always steady in meditation on the transcendent self. -Bhagavad Gita 6.19

Commitment to Practice

As I've been slowly reading and enjoying Krishnamacharya over the last few weeks, I've been impressed by the dedication and commitment the modern sage required of his yoga students.  Most folks who take up yoga today, this yogi included, have no idea…

Self-Discipline and the Yogi

Excerpt from The Shambhala Guide to Yoga by Georg Feuerstein. In order to gain the unsurpassable bliss of the Self, the yogin willingly adopts a life of strict discipline.  The aspirant begins by carefully regulating his or her moral behavior. …

Time for Yoga…

Have a hard time fitting yoga into your day?  Consider this simple thought: "Instead of finding time to practice Yoga, practice Yoga all the time." ~ Bob Weisenberg

How to Listen

"When we listen as if we were in a temple and give attention to one another as if each person were our teacher, honoring his or her words as valuable and sacred, all kinds of great possibilities awaken. Even miracles…

Yoga Sutra Meditation

Yoga Sutra 2.7 - 2.11 Attachment is a residue of pleasant experience. Aversion is a residue of suffering. Clinging to life is instinctive and self-perpetuating, even for the wise. In their subtle form, these causes of suffering are subdued by…