Yoga is not just asana. This space is dedicated to journeying with me through yogic philosophy. Here, you’ll find monthly themes + weekly posts. Posts are based off of my own research + education, so please feel free to call out/in for corrections. I’m still learning too, ya’ll.
Week 1 2.37: asteya-pratisthayam sarva-ratnopasthanamFor those who have no inclination to steal, the truly precious is at hand. From The Art of Living: “Asteya literally means non-stealing. But at the deepest level, Asteya means abandoning the very intent or desire to possess or steal anything—whether it is material, a talent, a relationship, a gift, achievement,… Continue reading March 2021: The Yamas (continued)
Week 1 The second chapter of the Sutras, Sadhana Pada, continues to add depth to the teachings of self-realization. Patanjali begins with a sutra about yogic action, or kriya, which is a key component to a practice. From IndiaNetzone: “Sadhana Pada is the second chapter of Patanjali Yoga Sutra, where Patanjali comes down to the… Continue reading February 2021: Kleshas and Yamas
Week 1 Welcome back, friends! It’s been a while. As I mentioned back in October, I spent the last two months (among other things) reviewing active content and made any changes that called for them. I’ll continue to take these “content review” breaks a few times a year to ensure I’m always checking in on… Continue reading January 2021: Intro to the Yoga Sutras
Week 1 Hello, October! I can’t decide if the fall arrived in the blink of an eye or at a snail’s pace. I think each day was experienced differently and when I zoom out, yup, a blink it was. This month, we’ll dip our toes into the waters of Sankhya (also spelled Samkhya) Philosophy, one… Continue reading October 2020: Sankhya Philosophy
WEEK 1 This month is dedicated to some of the most notable teachers who brought yoga to the U.S. I would like to preface by saying that though these teachers created a deep yogic footprint here, some were not as noble as they appeared to be. There’s been a large discussion in the yoga community… Continue reading September 2020: Yoga Comes West
Week 1 Welcome to August, ya’ll! Last month, we began chipping away at some of the ways we can answer the question, “What is yoga?” We’ll dive deeper into each area as the months roll on, so please feel free to go back at any time as a reference point for further discussions. This month,… Continue reading August 2020: The Paths to Yoga
WEEK 1 Yoga. A word that’s been increasing in familiarity over the last three decades. Pre-pandemic, many U.S. cities were saturated with yoga studios, offering everything from Hot Yoga to Ashtanga Vinyasa to Flow, and all that’s in between. This influx in popularity has created an ever-growing conversation around how much yoga has changed in… Continue reading July 2020: What is Yoga?