Posts tagged "yoga philosophy"

How to See Problems as Opportunities

October 20th, 2017 | no comments

“Try to see no one, and nothing, as the enemy – or even the problem. Cultivate the technique of seeing all problems as opportunities.” – Neal Donald Walsch    It’s been an inspiring week reflecting on this quote in my personal life, classes and programs! …

Hindsight’s a Bitch

October 30th, 2014 | no comments

How many times have you looked back on a situation and thought, “Wow, if only I’d seen it from this angle in that moment.” Who hasn’t?! Distance and time always bring clarity,  but it’s so frustrating that we don’t always see so clearly in the moment….

A New Definition of Purity 

October 23rd, 2014 | no comments

The idea of living a life of purity used to bring to mind virgin angles sheltered from the world, untouched by the sometimes harsh experiences of life, or celibate sages living in far off ashrams or monasteries. In other words, not the reality most of…

It’s Not Personal, I Promise! 

June 1st, 2014 | 1 comment

I find it strangely consoling to know that humans have been confused and suffering in the same way for thousands of years all over the world. When I read the Yoga Sutras, a book of wisdom written over 2,000 years ago, I’m reminded that all…

Self-harming Yogis

May 8th, 2014 | 2 comments

When I hear the words “self harming” I think of teenage girls cutting themselves or monks and religious fanatics practicing castigation. I picture extreme cases of physical self mutilation or deprivation. But recently in my reflections about the first moral precept of yoga, ahimsa, or…