June’s Yogic Teaching

June’s Yogic Teaching

Using the Sutras in Daily Life • Sutra 2.33: pratipaksha bhavan Stress and the Power of Choice by Diana Dhāraṇī धारणी Diaz We all get those physical signs of stress and anxiety. We might feel tired or have random aches and pains and can’t pinpoint the source. We...

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November Yogic Teaching

November Yogic Teaching

By Diana Dhāraṇī Díaz Asteya, or non-stealing, is the third of the five yamas. Growing up Catholic and attending parochial school, we had a monthly practice of the sacrament of Reconciliation, more commonly known as “Confession”.  My younger self struggled with...

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Integral Yoga Branches

Integral Yoga Branches

By Swami Premananda  At any moment, or stage of your life, take the pathway that feels the easiest and the most enjoyable. At one point, it might be the path of bhakti (devotion and surrender), which is all about sensing and feeling into the heart. At another...

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What is Practice?

What is Practice?

By Dhāraṇī Diana Díaz In Sutra 1.13,  Patanjali tells us that Practice is effort toward steadiness of mind. But before we get into Practice, let’s define effort. Translated by Swami Satchidananda, effort is a continuous practice. He goes on to interpret that...

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Turning Your Back on the Chase

Turning Your Back on the Chase

By Ambā Ann-Marie Everitt The woman’s world number one tennis player, Ash Barty, retired at twenty-five, with no reason other than being satisfied with her achievements. Many fans and fellow athletes found this startling, unsettling, unthinkable. And yet, this proud...

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Ahimsa and Racism

Ahimsa and Racism

In her article “Yogic Philosophy and Anti-Racism”, Lorry Henderson shares, “I find most potential for yogic philosophy to align with anti-racism work within Pantjali’s Eightfold Path. Specifically, the moral code laid out in the Yamas and Niyamas. Yamas are intended...

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Embracing Ahimsa

Embracing Ahimsa

The practice of Ahimsa, non-violence, can be considered more broadly as a practice of not causing suffering to any being, ourselves included. Thesaurus.com provides the antonym for violence as peace and kindness. How can we bring this practice into our life?   You may...

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Ignite Your Yoga Practice Off the Mat

Ignite Your Yoga Practice Off the Mat

The physical Yoga, or Hatha Yoga, was primarily designed to facilitate the real practice of Yoga—namely, the understanding and complete mastery over the mind. So the actual meaning of Yoga is the science of the mind. Traditionally, the word Yoga by itself refers to...

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