Yoga

Dream of Me

When I am asked, "What does Yoga mean?" I respond that it is the realization of the utter absence of separation. Everything we feel, see and touch is the Self intimately being and experiencing Itself. The practices of yoga are designed to erode and...

Yoga in the Non-Dual Perspective

Yoga, in the non-dual approach, is fundamentally an exploration into the nature of Awareness. It is not in the becoming process, as we cannot become what we already are. What we are is not an object. Our Presence can never be objectified. We can...

Yoga Close to Home: Breathing the Gift of Life

These days we hear all about yoga...power yoga, hot yoga, urban yoga, sports yoga, yoga for golfers, tennis players, swimmers, runners, walkers, sleepers, children, seniors, naked yoga; and the list goes endlessly on and on. If you are a senior and...

Woman in India practicing yoga

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

The eight limbs of yoga are traditionally
presented as a hierarchical progression, but this linear progression toward an idealized goal tends only to reinforce the dualistic idea that yoga is something to "get."

Woman practicing yoga

The Ten Living Principles – Yamas and Niyamas

Although there are many branches to the tree of yoga, from devotional methods to more intellectual approaches, from schools that emphasize service toward others to those that focus on physical purification, Patanja Sutras, clearly defines an eight...

Abdominal Lift

The technique described in the Dr. Roger Jahnke column "The Abdominal Lift" is a traditional yoga practice called Uddhiyana bandha. Stand with feet at about shoulder width, bend the knees slightly, bend forward, exhale completely, brace the hands...

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