Discomfort in Life and in Yoga

Discomfort in Life and in Yoga

Belonging to a culture in which we are encouraged to “check out,” we have all gotten very proficient at existing on auto pilot, treading the proverbial hamster wheel of life with very little wonder or even consciousness.  We wake up and put on our hat, play our...
Everyday Yoga: Lessons from the Bay of Banderas

Everyday Yoga: Lessons from the Bay of Banderas

The Path “I can’t be worried about that shit.Life goes on, man.”The Big Lebowski The route through a tiny fishing village on the Bay of Banderas has taught me more about life than any yoga class. The path through town, although literally set in stone, is cobbled...
What are Yamas and Niyamas?

What are Yamas and Niyamas?

The Yamas and Niyamas are the first two limbs of Yoga, as defined and outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. YAMAS The yamas are a list of five things that we can choose not to engage in if we want to reduce suffering. They are standards to live by yes, BUT they are...