Ishvarapranidhana: The Art of Self-Surrender

 Ishvarapranidhana: The Art of Self-Surrender

How do you feel when you are told to surrender, let go or soften into the present moment? I don’t know about you, but for me those words only work when I am feeling relaxed and peaceful. During times of stress, especially when I am caught off guard, surrendering does not happen automatically. It is a behavior that…

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Svadhyaya: How To Use The Practice Of Self-Study To Ease Loneliness

Svadhyaya: How To Use The Practice Of Self-Study To Ease Loneliness

Thinking back to my late 20’s I remember feeling lonely. I didn’t have a lot of “tools” back then to help me manage stress, so this feeling kept recurring on a loop resulting in a serious health decline that lasted for years. Loneliness rises with…

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Yoga Sutras for Self-Care

Yoga Sutras for Self-Care

The Yoga Sutras is a celebrated masterpiece written over 2,000 years ago by the yogic sage Patanjali. This is “THE BOOK” on yoga. In just 196 short verses, or “sutras,” it addresses the shared human condition and maps out how to work towards a more liberated experience of body, mind and soul. There is no mention of flexibility or acrobatic tricks here and it is not religious or dogmatic.

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