“Guruji, what is pratyahara?,” I asked my teacher. He came closer to me, turned my head to face a
The state of “yoga,” or “union,” is when the individual self reunites with the infinite, undifferentiated, eternal Self. Yoga
It’s often said that “You are what you eat.” According to yoga philosophy the material substance of our physical
Inverted asanas are the most important of all the asanas for several reasons. Their positive effects are felt on
A practitioner must be careful not to lose sight of the ultimate goal of yoga, which is God realization.
An aim that guides an action is an intention. To do something intentionally is to act on purpose. To
Anyone who is engaged in serious yoga practice has come to yoga for the same reason—we’re fed up! That
Many of us struggle with time. We try to fit everything in, and we worry that we may have missed
Sometimes we all fall into negativity and despair, particularly when the news is filled with tragedies like school shootings
What you desire most for yourself, why not provide it for others first? Life offers us infinite opportunities to
I think when you look at the Yoga Sutra deeply enough you discover that Patanjali’s yoga is bhakti yoga.
Gopal, or Gopala, is a name for the child Krishna. Gopala means “cowherd”—go means “cow,” and pala means “protector.”