Santosha, translated simply as contentment, is not so easy to master because the habit of wanting and achieving is so deeply ingrained in us.
Everything is created through the mind. It is absolutely free in creating a world for itself.
Physically adjusting our students can either disturb or enhance their experience, depending on how it is done and how it is received.
God is unlimited, infinite. Spirit has no name or form. But we are limited; our thinking is finite.
In the universe of Yoga, practitioners’ intentions can be grouped under one, all-encompassing umbrella: to experience the unbounded, unchanging peace and joy that is our own True Self.
Tapas also refers to self-discipline. Normally the mind is like a wild horse tied to a chariot.
Spiritual practice, be it Yoga or prayer or chanting or meditation, should remind us of our wholeness, of who we really are—vessels of energy and love connected to the healing energy and love of the cosmos.
When we finally tire of searching for happiness outside, we sit quietly and analyze and realize that true and lasting happiness can never come from outside.
it originally evolved as part of an eight-limbed path to experience enlightenment, the realization of our true nature.
We should know how to take things easy and see in this light that it’s all a great, Divine play, and we are being made to play our roles.