The Path to Peace – Ishvara Pranidhana

Ah, the holy grail of peace. The goal of all the Yama and Niyama together is to help us reach this point of surrender, Ishvara Pranidhana on the path to peace. It is said that if you can master this Niyama there is no need to practice any of the others, as this is the...

The Path To Peace: Tapas (Self-discipline/Passion)

Our Path to Peace has brought us to the third of the Niyama: Tapas. Tapas is one of the more difficult of the Yama and Niyama to translate into one word. It’s not just self-discipline or passion. It can also be tolerance, change, transformation, effort, and catharsis....

Can You Be Real and Still Be Nice? Satya (Truthfulness) Cont’d

The Path To Peace: Satya (Truthfulness) Can You Be Real and Still Be Nice? We are back on our Path to Peace post-holiday! We had a lovely time with friends and family celebrating everything we have to be grateful for in America. We hope you had just as much as fun if...

Satya: The Power of Truthfulness

We are making our way down the Path to Peace. Next stop in the Yama: Satya (Truthfulness) Satya is the second tenet under the Yama guideline. The Yama and the Niyama are foundational to all yogic thought. Yoga is a lifestyle, not just a workout, and the Yama and...

Can You Learn Compassion?

Well, the day has come – we have reached the final tenet of Ahimsa: Compassion. [Reminder: we’re focused on the 8 Limbs of Yoga per Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras and right now we are on the first limb, the Yama, and the first Yama–Ahimsa...

What is Compassion?

“The best way to clean up the world is to sweep your own front porch.” Setting yourself aside and focusing all your efforts, “help” and worry on others in your life is a way to feel accomplished by cleaning up someone else’s life instead...

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