Barriers to Practice

Creating any healthy new habit is not easy.  It’s heartening to me that Patanjali acknowledges this in the Yoga Sutras.  As he’s espousing the many benefits you’ll gain from your new yoga practice, he stops to mention the barriers you will encounter. As with other truths discussed in the Yoga Sutras, these obstacles are as…

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Kleshas – Avidya Dances with Maya

Yoga Philosophy talks much about Kleshas, or things on the yogic path that can lead us astray.  Like all moments presented to us in life, the kleshas can also help point the way back home to our divine self. The Kleshas are described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras as afflictions on the path to enlightenment.  As we…

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Santosha

Santosha is one of the niyamas, or self restraints, recommended by Patanjali in the yoga sutras.  Mastering the yamas and niyamas is an integral part of the practice of yoga, and so far, one that I find myself continually practicing time and again.  I’ve written before about Santosha, the practice of being satisfied with what…

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