Category Archives: Yoga philosophy
“I need to _______”. “I want to _________”. “I have to _________”. Do you notice yourself getting caught up in thoughts like these?
A cool, breezy Fall afternoon. I was glad to be indoors and warming up at the studio. Dianne started us off on a discussion of the three main eras in yoga philosophy: pre-classical (based on teachings called the Vedas and … Continue reading
yogah cittavrtti nirodhah “Yoga is the cessation of movements in the consciousness.” ~Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, B.K.S. Iyengar It was the first intensive weekend for teacher training. Two full afternoons. Dipping the toes in the proverbial pond … Continue reading
Costco used to make me weak in the knees. It’s because I love food and they had all kinds of interesting things that I didn’t see in my regular grocery store…in bulk-sized containers.
“I am going home to be a rat in the lab of my life.”, I said to Stephen Cope. We were at the book signing session after a weekend getaway at Kripalu. “Are you a scientist?”, he asked me.
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” – Buddhist proverb It’s less than two weeks from the start of yoga teacher training. I admit to being a yoga geek so there’s definite excitement in my anticipation of what … Continue reading
A 13 hour car ride with my senior parents. Does that sound intimidating to you? Believe it or not, it went well but there were definitely opportunities to practice yoga off the mat.
I finally finished reading the Bhagavad Gita a few weeks ago. Yoga school has assigned us the version by Stephen Mitchell. I’ve never read the Gita before so I don’t have much of a base for comparison. While I was waiting for … Continue reading
I felt driven to accomplish things today. Strangely enough, there wasn’t a lot for me to do. The clinic schedule for the morning was light and, other than a yoga class, I didn’t have any personal appointments for the afternoon.
It was a good day yesterday. The thunderstorm and rain couldn’t wash that away.