Something I’ve been lucky to have all my life is supportive parents who give great advice. And as I’ve grown older, I have been careful to surround myself with people who are just as supportive, who also provide excellent guidance, but also challenge me to be my best self.
Previously on the blog, I’ve touched on Patanjali’s yoga sutras and walked you through the path the great sage laid out for us. The end of this yogic road is what was call Samadhi in Sanskrit or ‘self-realisation’ or ‘bliss’ in English.
“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the quality of your relationships.” ― Anthony Robbins When talking relationships, it would be totally remiss of me to not start with our most important relationship. That is, the relationship we have with ourselves. The longest and most intimate relationship we will have this lifetime […]
The integration of the final three limbs of Patanjali’s eightfold path is known as Samyama. In today’s post, we’re going to touch on each of the three principles.
As I mentioned in my first post, yoga is so much more than the physical practice we do on our mats. In fact, it’s not until Patanjali’s third limb that we delve into Asana at all. We’ll also be talking about Pranayama and Pratyahara, the fourth and fifth limbs respectively, today.
The Niyamas are the second limb of Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga. Niyama is a Sanskrit word which translates as ‘observances’, and they are primarily our attitudes to our inner world, to ourselves.
The physical practice (asana) which we practice in a studio or at home is such a small part of the behemoth that is ‘yoga’, yet we often place all our attention on the postures. In this series of blog posts I’m going to be covering some of the foundations of yogic philosophy to give you more insight into yoga off the mat.
In March I will be joining Radha Melis on a Make a Difference tour in India. I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing tour, it’s unlike any other yoga retreat I’ve ever known.
Balance… Balance and motherhood. Can you have both?
I think so. But it’s not easy and nor does it ever look the same for everyone. It also doesn’t stay looking the same for the same person. Balance is an ever evolving concept for me and something I’m always working on.
In the beginning, the middle and the end, there is always the breath, our inner life force and our connection with the universal energy flow.