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Isvara Pranidhana: Letting Go

The fifth and final niyama is Isvara Pranidhana (surrender to God). I’ve seen it translated “dedication to God” or dedicating one’s actions to God. That letting go of outcomes is one of the tougher disciplines. . . . → Read More: Isvara Pranidhana: Letting Go

My Thoughts Exactly!

In response to the fellow who thinks most people should not do yoga! Click here.

Yoga Breakdancing!

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Svadhyaya: Niyama of Scholars

Svadhyaya, which means ‘study,’ has both inner and outer components. It means both self-study and self-education. In yoga tradition it is taken to mean study of God and the study of God within the individual. Many assume this indicates a very narrow scope of study.

I think that since this body and this personality are . . . → Read More: Svadhyaya: Niyama of Scholars

Tapas: the Niyama for the New Year

Tapas means dedication to what feeds our souls (yoga or music, nature or cooking) on a par with work, paying taxes or getting the kids to soccer practice. It also means a dedication to achieving our goals in life—including the goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of a new year. . . . → Read More: Tapas: the Niyama for the New Year