Category: Wisdom



 

Embracing Empowerment: Releasing Victim Mentality

The stories we tell ourselves about our lives help us understand the world and our role in it. But when those internal narratives become negative, blameful, and…

Non-Greed (Aparigraha): The Folly of Craving

If you’ve ever taken a class with Swami Karunananda, you know that she is a Raja Yoga master and a fantastic storyteller. That’s why we couldn’t miss…

 
 

Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow By Trace Sahaja Bonner of Holy Cow Yoga “Go with the flow!” We hear this phrase often as advice when we are struggling…

The Power of Sanskrit: A Vlog with Gita Zember

As a Yoga student and practitioner, you may have heard about kirtan, mantras, and the Sanskrit language. But you may still be wondering, “What’s it all about,…

 
 

Exchange Blame for Bliss with Ahimsa

By Bhavani Marcia Miller Ahimsa, often translated as nonviolence, is the first Yama (ethical guideline or precept) of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  It is one of the foundations…

What Brings True Happiness?

What is life? How do we find happiness in this life? These are questions that people ask themselves and try to answer without sometimes looking deeper for…

 
 

Unlock Your Potential: Master Keys to Happiness

What if someone handed you the keys to a peaceful, joyful life? Would you use them to unlock your full potential? Mitra Somerville offers two helpful practices…

Cultivate Self-Love!

In last week’s blog, Sampada Desai espoused the benefits of self-compassion. We followed up with her to learn simple and effective daily practices for cultivating self-love. Since…

 
 

A Healthy Dose of Self-Compassion

In the following interview, psychotherapist, yogini, and laughter Yoga leader Sampada Desai makes a powerful argument for why it is beneficial to be kind to ourselves. Throughout…

Yama and Niyama: The Foundation of Spiritual Life

Helpful Hints for the Practice of Yama and Niyama By Swami Karunananda The first two limbs of Raja Yoga are called yama and niyama. They consist of…

 

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