Likely the hardest form of this practice is being true to our own heart and integrity. The constant flow of information pouring in from all sides can make it difficult to know the nature of our heart’s desire. But even when we become clear enough to recognize what is true for us, we may lack the courage and conviction to live it.
Ahimsa is a reminder to be gracious with our tender parts. This precept reminds us that nonviolence begins from within. We all come into this world with a need for love and belonging.
A year ago, I was sitting in a studio with two dozen strangers eager to become Yin Yoga teachers. I had been struck with blinding inspiration months before. In a flash, I saw how to embody deep psychological work with yin yoga. I just needed…
This is a repost from an article written by Julio Vincent Gambuto that originally appeared in The Medium.
This Danish commercial captures the heart of yoga, which is wisdom to know that we are not separate. We connected.
Discontent with our changing bodies is a rich source of suffering. The feeling is intensified as we age due to marketing and the cultural obsession with youthfulness. This leads many people to fight aging by any means necessary, often going to extraordinary lengths to hide it.
There are many reasons for developing a yoga practice, spiritual growth is just one of them. How yoga can assist us spiritually depends greatly on which path we are following. Not everyone’s spiritual practice is affected in the same way through yoga, though everyone can benefit physically, mentally and emotionally from yoga.
Mountain guides do not climb mountains for people, nor do they make people climb mountains. The motivation for the climb has to be within the climber. You WANT to climb this mountain! You are excited about it and have hired a guide because you know, in large part, the best part is the journey.
An emotional bond begins to grow between people as they communicate understanding, respect, and valuing for one another’s personhood. This bond is referred to as an interpersonal bridge. The interpersonal bridge is built upon certain expectations. It’s what allows us to trust and be vulnerable. That’s the good news.