Tag: yoga sutras

How to Keep a Peaceful Mind in Your Daily Life

I created an infographic (download here) to help me remember Yoga Sutra 1.33, which, even if you don’t know (or don’t care) anything about yoga, can be very useful in maintaining your equanimity in the face of daily life. Here’s a short video that describes how to use it. The analogy is originally described in…
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“Dig One Well”

I’ve been studying the Yoga SÅ«tras with a mentor / teacher for 46 weeks now. Along the way I have learned a lot about what I’ll call “advice for living” that’s packed into each neatly stated line. There have been some weeks where I was SO ready to move on; there have been other weeks…
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Paying Close Attention to Communication: A Tried & True Way

Whether I’m teaching a yoga class or coaching someone about their eating concerns, what I’m really doing is teaching people to pay attention. This is a simple instruction but it’s not an easy one; it requires us to slow down, and to do some self-reflection too. It’s not generally in-line or easy to do in…
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