May 24, 2019

The word 'Prana' roughly translates to life force, breath. The word 'Ayam' translates to growth, discipline, control, expansion, free flow, effortlessness, lightness, absence of tightness (amazing how one word in Sanskrit can expand in such a way!).

Prana...

January 29, 2019

Just to recap the 8 limbs of Yoga outlined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are (see blog post here):

1. Yamas - the 5 restraints to find balance with our outside world

2. Niyamas - the 5 observation to find balance in our inside world

3. Asana - Physical Poses

4. Pranayama...

January 12, 2019

I should have started with this blog before we went into the 8 limbs of Yoga, but I guess better late than never.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is one of the basic philosophical writings on Yoga. The language of the Sutras is Sanskrit, and 'Sutra' means 'summary, essence...

November 11, 2018

Continuing our exploration of the 8 limbs of Yoga (8 limbs of Yoga blog post), according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. 

We have so far covered the 5 Yamas (Yamas blog post) - the restraints, relating to creating balance in our external world.

The 5 Yamas are:

1. Ahimsa...

October 25, 2018

Continuing our exploration of the 8 limbs of Yoga (8 limbs of Yoga blog post), according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. 

We have so far covered the 5 Yamas (Yamas blog post) - the restraints, relating to creating balance in our external world.

The 5 Yamas are:

1. Ahimsa...