Defining the Five Yamas and Putting Them Into Practice

Yama and Niyama in a nutshell, enjoy reading.

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One of the most beautiful aspects of yoga is that it is non-discriminating; it can be practiced anytime, anywhere, by anyone. And this practice can mean a lot of things. The first thought that comes to mind for most when they hear the term yoga is the asanas (postures), but this is only one aspect of yoga; one limb on a tree full of possibility. Actually, living a yogic lifestyle means you are seeking peace with the world and with self. These two ideas are known as yama and niyama. The way I would describe this to myself during my teacher training was: observe thyself and seek restraint with the world. Easier said than done, but this is supposed to be a journey so take it easy on yourself.

For this article I want to focus on Patanjali’s five yamas, what they represent and how we can begin to incorporate them into…

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How I Became A Yoga Therapist In The Time of Covid-19.

On June 21st. – International Yoga Day, Cancer solar eclipse - a day after Summer Solstice, I completed all requirements to become a Yoga Therapist at Ajna Yoga, with a fresh career path in front of me.  "How could I achieve this in such a chaotic time when all was falling apart, destroying many dreams … Continue reading How I Became A Yoga Therapist In The Time of Covid-19.

5 Favorite Asana from 2019 Yoga Classes.

Each yoga student has a personal reason for coming to my yoga class. It varies from: stretching, releasing the tension, exploring their inner landscape, balancing, decreasing stress, feeling joyful, moving with breath, being a part of the yoga community, or simply sitting with their hoodies on in stillness alone, but being seen and noticed by … Continue reading 5 Favorite Asana from 2019 Yoga Classes.

FALL YOGA: New Moon – time to make your plans!

BLACK MOON, second new moon in a month, will come on August 31, 2019. It will be a great time to plan ahead. Not only it will give us a chance to evaluate the events from the past month, it’s also great time start to think ahead for August and Fall. Whether you want to … Continue reading FALL YOGA: New Moon – time to make your plans!

Yoga: Witnessing 5 Koshas in yoga practice.

What are 5 Koshas around a human body? I keep asking this question in my yoga classes, to set a class focus for “witnessing your subtle body in Yoga”. Many people can easy relate to the term “aura”, or an energy field around a human body. During our yoga work, we touch each of them, … Continue reading Yoga: Witnessing 5 Koshas in yoga practice.