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”

Brahamacharya (Gesundheit!)

Brahmacharya, the fourth of the Yamas, is also the one that sounds most like a sneeze. ‘Bless You!’, you might think. Appropriate, I guess, since this term is sometimes translated as “Walking with God.” Bless you indeed! This is a tricky Yama. It is often (mis?)interpreted as celibacy (see this article “Life Without Sex?” onContinue reading “Brahamacharya (Gesundheit!)”

Satya Will Set Ya Free!

Have you ever told a white lie for what seemed like a good reason- and then got caught up in layer after layer of complication? Or found yourself talking with some friends about an acquaintance in a way that you knew was unkind- and then felt bad, after, when you saw that person? Have youContinue reading “Satya Will Set Ya Free!”