Monthly Archives: February 2014

On Being an Iyengar Yoga Student

I studied several different methods of yoga before finding Iyengar yoga.  Intrinsically, I knew a yoga practice was just what I needed.  What I didn’t know was what kind of yoga was needed to ease my path to Samadhi.  And … Continue reading

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Sutra 1.5-1.11-Musings From a Student

When I was invited to write this blog with a focus on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, I recognized the immediate sensation of doubt that I have in certain asana. I am a novice with yoga philosophy, so I decided … Continue reading

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How  Sādhana Cultivates Sattva

According to  PYS  II.28,  Patañjali’s  Astanga Yoga diminishes impurities called aśuddhi.  In  general,  the aśuddhi manifest in the form of kleśas as described in PYS II.3 or viksepas as described in PYS I.30. These obstacles and disturbances are important sign-posts … Continue reading

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