Monthly Archives: February 2011

Satya and Asteya

The second and third yamas are satya and asteya. Satya comes from the root word sat or truth. In the kundalini yoga practice sat nam refers to the “true name” or “truth manifested“. Satya is truthfulness in thought, deed and … Continue reading

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Ahimsa – non-harming

Many yoga practitioners today have found their first experience with yoga to be with the physical practice, the asana practice. This is the third limb of the eight limbs of yoga. I was fortunate enough to begin my yoga practice … Continue reading

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Ashtanga Yoga- 8-limb Yoga

The foundations of Classical Yoga philosophy were written down in The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, approximately 200 AD. At this time in India, there were many dynamic and competing schools of philosophy including Vedanta, Nyaya, Jainism, and Buddhism. Patanjali was … Continue reading

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Love and Suffering or Love is Suffering?

  “I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and I will be born again. I will love the sun for it warms … Continue reading

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Abhinevesa

Abhinevesha is the last of the five kleshas. It is typically defined as the fear of death, or the will to live. It is the impulse towards individuated existence and as such is a primary source of suffering. (Georg Feuerstein). … Continue reading

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