Yogic Philosphy

The Choice

Look not at the fault of others, at what they have done of left undone. Rather look at what you yourself have done or left undone.  ~Dhammapada, Verse 50 Get off the train of criticism, or stay where you are if you must – stuck on the tracks, blocking your own

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20 Ways to Get Good Karma

  20 Ways to Get Good KarmaBy, Dalai Lama Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three R’s: 
-  Respect for self, 
-  Respect for others and 
-  Responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not

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Chakra Garden of Jewels

                                    Don’t go outside your house to search for jewels. Don’t even bother with that excursion, my friend. There are jewels inside yourself. Precious, profound and ready to be discovered.

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Tapas (discipline & purification)

 Through discipline we can make decisions that support our higher purpose rather than being distracted by temporary desires. ‘Tapas’ is interpreted as fiery discipline that brings purification and transformation. It is one of the five niyamas  (personal observances) offered in the Yoga Sutras. Practicing tapas means having an

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Santosha (contentment)

Most of us believe that contentment will come once we achieve something. It could be financial success, finding a companion, having a child, retirement, owning certain material items, reaching a goal, being a certain weight, having a certain status,  recognition, etc. Santosha means practicing contentment in all

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Saucha (cleanliness and purity)

When we have clutter, negativity, toxicity, and chaos, the atmosphere is not conducive to peace, freedom, and contentment. We may feel stuck, depressed, and unable to move forward. Saucha is the first of the Niyamas (personal guidelines for living) and means cleanliness and purity. Saucha has inner and

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Aparigraha (nonattachment, non-greed)

  Aparigraha means nonattachment or turning away from greed. It encourages us to be self-sufficient, acknowledging abundance around us. It means seeing our glass as ‘half full’ rather than ‘half empty’ and being content with what we have. Practicing aparigraha means we consider what we really need versus

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Asteya (Non-stealing)

The third of the Yamas (guidelines for living) is Asteya, which means non-stealing. When we practice asteya we consciously live life from the perspective of abundance. Asteya invites us to be content with what comes to us by honest means. When we dwell on what others have or what do

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Satya (truthfulness) in Speech

  Satya, the second yama (guidelines for relating with others), means being honest with ourselves and with others. We practice truth in our feelings, thoughts, and words, and deeds. We learn to observe life truthfully, being aware of ‘what is’ rather than ‘what we wish it was’. Integrity and

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Practicing Satya (truthfulness) for Inner Growth and Healing

Satya, the second of the Yamas (guidelines for living) means truthfulness. Satya invites us to be genuine and authentic to our true nature, to live with integrity, and to shine fearlessly as who we are. We are all so different and brilliantly unique. Rather than letting our

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