Ishvara Pranidhana: Your Practice Is Bigger Than the Size of Your Shorts

Ishvara Pranidhana is the last of the Niyamas, or moral “observances” of yoga (read more about Patanjali and the 8 limbs of yoga here). It translates sort of like, devotion to God, which is a little tricky for some folks (I’m a Buddhist, so I feel free to go ahead and take some liberties here, which I’ll talkContinue reading “Ishvara Pranidhana: Your Practice Is Bigger Than the Size of Your Shorts”

Tapas: I Fell Into a Burning Ring of Fire

So, if anyone was paying attention (I’m trying not to flatter myself unduly), you may have noticed that SIX MONTHS have gone by since I last visited the Niyamas. It was all gangbusters right up through Santosha, and then things sort of just petered out as I ran up against Tapas. Perhaps you are thinkingContinue reading “Tapas: I Fell Into a Burning Ring of Fire”

Santosha- Happiness as Moral Obligation

So we arrive today at the second of the “moral restraints” of yoga, the niyamas. This one is Santosha, or contentment. For information on the first of the niyamas, click here. For more information on what all this is about anyway, click here.  I love this smiling picture of my beautiful friend Joy visiting NYC.Continue reading “Santosha- Happiness as Moral Obligation”

Saucha: Rediscovering Purity

This is the first of (probably) five posts about the niyamas, or moral restraints of yoga. You can get more information on the niyamas and their place in the eight limbs of yoga here.  Love, if it is love, never goes away. It is embedded in us, like seams of gold in the Earth, waiting for light, waiting toContinue reading “Saucha: Rediscovering Purity”