yogaś citta vṛtti nirodhaḥ

“Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind” Why inhabit the present moment? To begin to let go of our fantasies and see the world as it truly is. For me, this isn’t the stopping of thought. Certainly some schools of yoga encourage this–an attempt to step away from the world entirely, to […]

atha yogā ‘nuśāsanaṃ

“Now begins the study of Yoga” I’ve been told (though I don’t know to what extent it may be true) that in all the ancient texts, the yogis would start with the single most potent word that, if you truly understood it, would render all the rest of the text superfluous. Certainly in Patanjali’s Yoga […]