The Wisdom of the Body, Proprioception

Have you ever tried standing on one leg with your eyes closed? Will you be able to hold Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana (Hand to Big Toe Pose) or even Vyksasana (Tree Pose) with your eyes closed? Let us try something even simpler. Extend your arms to sides and point the...

Yoga and Spirituality

Traditionally yoga was a purely spiritual practice. Today people do yoga for many different reasons. The question is: is it a bad thing to do yoga for reasons other than Spirituality?   Let’s take a look at some common reasons why people begin doing yoga.  ...

The Ego. What is so negative about it?

The yogic wisdom advices us to liberate from the boundaries of the ego. But what are those boundaries? And, if they are so bad and unnecessary why do we have them? The ego represents the way we define ourselves. It represents the “I”. I am this, I did this, I have...

Pratyahara: Internalization of senses

Yoga is so much more than the physical mat practice that is relatable these days. The very word Yoga comes from the Vedic Sanskrit word to unite or to add or to join. Yoga gives us tools through which we can access a bigness within ourselves and unit mind, body and...