Yoga gives time

When I find myself feeling overwhelmed and like I am not doing enough it is usually the result of neglecting my practice and therefore myself. This was definitely the case the past couple of weeks.  In a world that values bigger, better and more, it is easy to focus on all that we are not doing, accomplishing or achieving. I sometimes feel as though I am running on a treadmill trying to do so much but then look up and find that I seem to be running in place, not actually completing anything.  When we are unable to do all Read the full article…

withdrawing the senses…

One of the primary tools that Yoga offers for cultivating more discernment is the 8 limbs.  The 5th of those limbs is pratyahara, or withdrawal of the senses. Yoga at its best is experiential. We can read and understand a teaching or idea but it is through having a direct experience of something that creates the most comprehension.  I certainly had a profound experience of pratyahara the past 11 days while on a cleanse.  I became hyper-aware of my tendency to reach for things on auto-pilot.  I would then stop and remember that what I was reaching for was not Read the full article…