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The Niyamas – Guidelines for Personal Behavior

Sauca Cleanliness, purity, keeping our bodies and surroundings clean and neat, physical as well as mental purity, internal and external cleanliness. Santosa Contentment, the ability to be comfortable with what we have and what we do not have, positive attitude … Read more

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The Yamas – Universal Ethical Disciplines

Ahimsa Harmlessness, non-violence, not causing pain, respect for all beings and all things, consideration towards all living things Satya Truthfulness, genuine, honest, virtuous, right communication through speech, writings, gesture and action, not lying Asteya Non-stealing, non-covetousness, the ability to resist … Read more

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

From Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras 1.  Yama – Universal ethical disciplines; rules and restraints for us to live in society; our attitudes toward our environment; respect for others and self. 2.  Niyama – fixed observations and guidelines for personal conduct to … Read more

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The Balance of Surrender

In previous articles, the Niyamas have been discussed and applied to our daily experiences. The last of the five Niyamas is Isvara Pranidhanani–defined as surrender, devotion to God, the mental attitude of acceptance and detachment from results of actions. For … Read more

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Yoga Practice: A Gift for Aging

A while back I attended a week long women’s yoga workshop taught by Patricia Walden. I have reflected on the age of the group and the high quality and standards of our teacher and her students as they  practiced their … Read more

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Yoga and Transformation: A Path of Choice

Years ago I heard a yoga teacher say, “Start yoga and your whole life will change.” Sure enough it did. My eating habits began to change, going to bed earlier to get up earlier to practice evolved, buying and wearing … Read more

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