Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Five Elements

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The five elements of earth, water, fire, air and space are called the maha-bhutani in Yoga. These are viewed as the fundamental elements of creation. All plants, all trees, all animals, all minerals… all things arise from maha-bhutani. All five … Continue reading

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Karma Sannyasa

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In the Yoga tradition there are Sannyasins, or those who renounced worldly affairs to live as ascetics seeking moksha, or liberation, through austerities, meditation and mantra. The Sannyasin gives up all possessions, all family and all associations.  Sannyasa in this … Continue reading

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Knowledge vs Wisdom

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How often have you realized a particular behavior of yours is not in your best interest, but you continue to do it anyway? Most of us know people who smoke, drink too much alcohol or overeat, and we have heard … Continue reading

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April Blossoms

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Yoga and Ayurveda are ever beckoning us to align ourselves more fully with the rhythms of Mother Nature. This is among the greatest sources of healing and helps bring us balance, harmony and inner peace. The turning of the stars, … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Outcomes

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“Man plans, God laughs.” This delightful little piece of insight and wisdom is said to come both from the Bible and Yiddish proverbs. Whatever its origin, it’s a profound truth. We make a host of plans in our lives, some … Continue reading

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The Yoga of Non-attachment

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As surely as the sun rises and sets each day, pleasures and pains will always come and go in our lives. Each of us will have our successes and failures, wins and losses, ups and downs. The things that we … Continue reading

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Yoga off the Mat

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As anyone who has practiced Yoga understands that Asanas, or Yoga Poses, have a host of benefits. On the physical level they build strength and enhance flexibility, plus tone muscles, organs and tissues. They detoxify us and can promote healing, … Continue reading

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