Archive for July, 2011

Your body is in your mind

Published on July 26, 2011

What an odd statement! Author Michael Stone in his book The Inner Tradition of Yoga ( relates a story about pigeon pose. For him, as for many of us, pigeon pose brings to our attention tension and tightness in the hips. When Michael’s expression indicated this to his yoga teacher, she said to him,” Your […]

A yoga joke

Published on July 19, 2011

Most people wouldn’t think of yoga as a funny subject. But then, some have a decidedly sedate sense of humor about religion, politics, sex. All those taboo subjects. So here’s a yoga joke that provokes a laugh and some thought: “If you had to hide something that was the most valuable thing you had, where […]

Ah, samadhi! The fun is in the getting there!

Published on July 12, 2011

Samadhi is the state of oneness. It is the eight limb of yoga, the goal on the path. When samadhi has been reached, we have integrated all the other limbs to the point where we have sustained concentration, subject and object are one, and non-duality is realized. Are we there yet?! It is said of […]

My Review of Manduka eKO SuperLite Travel Mat Yoga Mat

Published on July 10, 2011

Originally submitted at REI Take your yoga practice on the road with the Manduka eKO SuperLiteĀ® Travel Mat yoga mat. It weighs only 2 lbs. and can be folded to fit in small travel spaces. Manduka eKO SuperLite Travel Mat Yoga Mat Travel often? This is the mat for you. By Jenfnp from Tollhouse, california […]

Dhyana: Become absorbed and dissolve!

Published on July 2, 2011

We are back to the last two of the eight limbs of yoga. Dhyana is the place where subject and object dissolve and become one. Think about it this way: we begin our journey toward samahdi (integration, our final step) with leading a ethical life thru yamas and niyamas. Then we move into asana practice. […]