What Is Yoga? Here’s What the Yoga Sutras Tell Us

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali—196 verses of yoga wisdom—begins by asking a fundamental question: What is yoga? Well, to be precise, the sutras begin with the sage calling yogis to take their seat. It’s time, he says, for the teachings of yoga. After we (the students) are presumably settled in place, Patanjali explains what we … [Read more…]

Honoring Our Yoga Teachers: Who Will Guide Your Journey?

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In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali warns us of the pitfalls of attachment. Non-attachment, we learn, is a powerful spiritual practice. Human beings tend to hold tight to what we believe is ours: possessions, identity, the attention we believe we deserve. We may even cling to honoring our yoga teachers. Patanjali tells us we must let … [Read more…]