Yamas: Ethical Practices of Yoga | Chapter 5: Aparigraha

Aparigraha means non-grasping, non-hoarding, and letting go. Aparigraha is my all time favorite yama practice because of the freedom and openness it brings to my life. When we let go of that which does not serve us or bring us joy, we create space for more happiness, well-being, clarity, intuition and wisdom. How can weContinue reading “Yamas: Ethical Practices of Yoga | Chapter 5: Aparigraha”

Yamas: Ethical Practices of Yoga | Chapter 4: Brahmacarya

Brahmacarya means proper use of energy. Before you read this blog, take a moment and think: On the pendulum of “being so busy you can’t think straight” to living like a monk in isolation, where do you fall? Hopefully you land somewhere right in the middle, not too far to either one side. Brahmacarya, theContinue reading “Yamas: Ethical Practices of Yoga | Chapter 4: Brahmacarya”

Yamas: Ethical Practices of Yoga | Chapter 3: Asteya

Asteya means non-stealing. Before you read this blog, take a moment and think: Have you ever taken up somebody else’s time or energy for your own fulfillment that they might have better spent on something else? [Don’t be an energy vampire!] Our third yama, asteya, means non-stealing. We’ve been taught since we were children thatContinue reading “Yamas: Ethical Practices of Yoga | Chapter 3: Asteya”

Yamas: Ethical Practices of Yoga | Chapter 2: Satya

Satya means truthfulness. Before you read this blog, take a moment: Think about something that you once thought to be the truth, but now do not. Did you resist the change, or accept the new truth with ease and grace? Satya means truthfulness and sincerity. Being truthful and sincere allows us to perceive reality asContinue reading “Yamas: Ethical Practices of Yoga | Chapter 2: Satya”