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Balance

Balance

Balance In the Western 21st century world, there is so much that is out of balance, and that imbalance shows up in our lives and also in us. Our work/life dynamic, our food sources and choices, our health, our emotions. We work ourselves into exhaustion and then catch a cold or the flu and are… Continue Reading…

When You Want One Place to Learn

When You Want One Place to Learn

When You Want One Place to Learn Pragalbha Doshi had just about given up on Yoga trainings. After all, she had been a Yoga student and practitioner for more than 20 years. She was experienced, knowledgeable and doing individual studies on topics like the Yogasūtra. She didn’t realize she was still searching until she sat… Continue Reading…

Bending Over Backwards

Bending Over Backwards

Bending Over Backwards – Lessons of Failure from a Yogi I’m lying on the floor, face up. My back is extended over a thick, hard bolster and my head and neck hang off the end. I can only see the wall behind, upside down. The bolster pushes me upward, forcing me into a deep back… Continue Reading…

Finding, Trusting & Following Your Own Destiny

Finding, Trusting & Following Your Own Destiny

Finding, Trusting & Following Your Own Destiny Every Thursday evening for the past two and a half years, I’ve been doing something wonderful and powerful in my life. I’ve been leading a live online class on the Bhagavad Gītā. Line by line, we’ve discussed how Krishna’s teachings on dharma apply to our lives in the… Continue Reading…

What is Yoga?

What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? There is a common misconception in North America that yoga is a great workout, and that yoga instructors are incredibly fit. By contrast, the traditional focus of yoga in India has always been the mind. This takes people by surprise. “But a yoga class is so active!” Sure! But where is the… Continue Reading…