The yoga of dying
In this series of blog posts, I discuss yogic practices that relate to death and dying.
Home from India
In 2017 I spent a month studying meditation and yoga in India and Bhutan. I wrote these blog posts as a way to integrate and make meaning from my experiences there.
- Thoughts on lineage
- Thoughts on ashram life
- Thoughts on gurus
- Thoughts on spiritual experiences
Yoga for difficult times
Yoga offers ancient solutions to modern problems. But you could also say yoga offers ancient solutions to ancient problems, because when things go sideways in our lives, the themes are as old as the sun. Grief, loss, disappointment, illness, anger, pain, frustration, loneliness: none of these are unique to the modern world. Your girlfriend may have broken up with you over Snapchat, but there’s nothing newfangled about the heartbreak you feel. In this series of blog posts, I discuss yogic practices that we can use to navigate difficult times.
- Ahimsa: non-violence, least harm, compassion
- Satya: non-lying, commitment to honesty
- Asteya: non-stealing, non-coveting
- Brahmacharya: non-excessiveness, moderation
- Aparigraha: non-attachment, non-grasping, non-aversion
- Saucha: purity, cleanliness
- Santosha: contentment
- Tapas: discipline, austerity
- Svadhyaya: self-study, study of sacred texts
- Ishvara pranidhana: surrender to a higher power