The Yoga of Letting Go: Embracing Change and Impermanence

The Yoga of Letting Go: Embracing Change and Impermanence

Many say that in life, change is the only constant. Everything we experience is in fact in a state of perennial flux — our bodies, our thoughts, our circumstances. This impermanence can be unsettling. Fortunately, the ancient art of yoga teaches us that change is...
Yoga for Anxiety: Tips and Tricks

Yoga for Anxiety: Tips and Tricks

Anxiety and stress have a way of sneaking into our lives when we least expect it. Whether it’s fretting over an impending exam, the judgment of friends and family, the nerves before a first date or the anxiety that creeps in before a crucial job interview, these...
What is “oneness” in yoga?

What is “oneness” in yoga?

In our current Western society, we typically take a highly dual and binary approach to the body and mind. From Descartes’ famous quote “I think therefore I am” to traditional Western medical approaches mind and body are seen as separate and often in contention with...
Yoga Sutras for Modern Life. Seventh Limb: Dhyana

Yoga Sutras for Modern Life. Seventh Limb: Dhyana

Our mini-series on the Eight Limbs of Yoga according to the ancient Sanskrit text Yoga Sutras of Patanjali has gotten to its seventh episode. Today we talk about Dhyana or “contemplation and meditation”. Dhyana builds on the previous limb, Dharana (one-pointed...
Yoga Sutras for modern life. Sixth limb: Dharana

Yoga Sutras for modern life. Sixth limb: Dharana

Have you ever been so fully focused on what you were doing that the rest of the world seemed to fall away? These ephemeral moments of intense absorption are glimpses of dharana, the sixth step on Patanjali’s eight-limbed path of yoga. In this sixth episode of the...