Category: Wisdom



 

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…

 
 

Ahimsa in the Workplace: Finding Harmony

The yamas and niyamas of the Yoga Sutras form the ethical and moral guidelines for yogis and yoginis who aim to practice Yoga in all aspects of…

Knowing: A Poem by Becky Eschenroeder

Becky ‘Tara’ Eschenroeder offers a poetic exploration about what it means to tap into intuition and cultivate trust in the Self.  Read this poem and more like it…

 
 

The Key to Unlocking the Present Moment

How many times have we been encouraged, in the name of mindfulness, to live in the present moment? With the pace of modern life steadily quickening and…

How I Became a Disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda

An Interview with Swami Asokananda Originally published in Namaste (The New York IYI Teachers Newsletter), October, 2012. Namaste: How did you first come into contact with Gurudev? Swami…

 
 

The Unspoken Tao: An Interview with Paul Olko

We sat down with Paul Olko, a certified practitioner of Naturopathy, Chinese herbal medicine, and Tui Na acupressure massage, and a teacher of Taoism, Qigong, and Tai Chi.…

Story and Symbolism in the Yogic Tradition

Marni Sclaroff is a Yoga teacher and mentor who enjoys weaving the threads of mythology into all of her offerings.  In the following interview, Marni shares her…

 

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