Yin Sleep Sequence

If you can start the day without caffeine, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to…

5 Simple Sanskrit words to Live your Life By

Whatever your practices or beliefs may be, we all need reminders to help you lead a good life. Sanskrit is a language of vibration, meaning the energy is held in the words. By now we’re all familiar with OM, the sound of the universe, and Namaste, meaning the light in me honors the light in…

Lung Love

In Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, it is believed that everything we ingest becomes part of our constitution. We ingest air, food, water, ideas, and we use our senses to do this. Therefore whatever we take in to our bodies, be it through our mouth, sight, skin or hearing, in essence, makes up who…

5 Questions for a New Year

The practice of Svadhyaya is the practice of self-study either through watching how and what you are or by reading works by teachers who have already trodden the path. It is a process of waking up to who and what you are. Here are some questions to align yourself with what you might be ignoring…

Secret to Happiness

According to the app from Iphone, how happy we are depends on one thing and it is not what we are doing but rather how present we are to what we are doing that counts. This is known as mindfulness and so to enjoy a happy life we need to get really present. Patanjali also…

7 Steps to Changing Habits

As I stand waiting for a friend I feel the same sort of tightness arise in me. Where are they? Why are they late? Why can’t they be on time (like me). This cycling over and over in my mind is the workings of samskara, our conditioned way of being, thinking or behaving. The way…