Happy Yoga Monday! 6/10/13

yogasutra

Happy Yoga Monday!

One of the things I loved about my yoga teacher training experience at Flow Yoga Center in 2005 and 2006 was the lessons on the five Yamas, the the moral, ethical and societal guidelines that Patanjali outlined in the Yoga Sutra for yoginis (female yoga practiioners) and yogis (male practitioners) to use in their yoga practice. They include:

  • Ahimsa – nonjudgment and kindness towards yourself and others.
  • Satya – truthfulness in how you feel and what you think, say, and do.
  • Asteya – believing and practicing abundance and not stealing.
  • Brahmacharya – using our spiritual, emotional, physical, and sexual energy wisely.
  • Aparigraha – accepting and being content with who we are and what we have and not practicing jealousy.

Click here to read a Yoga Journal about the Yamas. This month, I am focusing on Ahimsa.

What is your favorite Yama?

OM #YogaMonday OM!

Happy Yoga Monday! 3/25

Happy Yoga Monday!

Have you ever heard of The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali?

Pantanjali was a great sage that lived thousands of years ago. He is responsible for codifying the practice of yoga in The Yoga Sutras. They consist of 196 verses that contain knowledge, instructions, and wisdom that have inspired and informed yoga practitioners for centuries.

The Secret Power of Yoga
The Secret Power of Yoga

The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi is my favorite interpretation of The Yoga Sutras. Devi offers a heart-centered, intuitive, and feminine perspective. Click here to watch my short video review of her book.

Photo Credit Nischala Joy Devi - http://www.abundantwellbeing.com/
Photo Credit Nischala Joy Devi – http://www.abundantwellbeing.com/

If you want to learn more about Devi, click here to visit her web site. Be sure to check out her amazing blog and follow her on Twitter. Her tweets are filled with yoga wisdom! LIKE her on Facebook too!

OM #YogaMonday OM!

PS: If you would like to read about my yoga journey, check out my memoir That Which Awakens Me on Amazon.com. It is available on Kindle

My debut novel Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One features a main character who works as a yoga teacher in Washington, D.C. Click here to visit the Love’s Troubadours’ Pinterest board which contains some great information about the novel. You can purchase it on Amazon.com.