Asteya in Sanskrit means non-stealing and is the third yama of the yamas and niyamas set forth in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras as a critical part of the path of yoga. White people giving themselves a holiday created by Black people… (READ MORE)
This was the first weekend in some time where I did not have any commitments. I knew I’d have to get some errands and correspondence done, but I’d thought it might be nice to find an asana class on Saturday… (READ MORE)
And “atha yoga anusasanam”?
“Suffering that has yet to manifest is to be avoided.” Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras II.16, trans. Edwin F. Bryant
Samtosha (contentment or satisfaction) is, according to Patanjali, a practice.
Today’s walkabout circumnavigated the Capitol, went down to the baseball stadium and then along the Anacostia River Walk past the Navy Yard, and then angled back to the Yes Organic Market for a few things.
I just read Arthur Kilmiurray’s recent blog entry on the citta-vikshepas (distractions) as described by Patanjali. I really like his suggestions on how a modern Western yogi might use the principle of the distractions for thinking about how to better… (READ MORE)