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Understanding the mind to eliminate stress – workshop, April 16

Understanding the Mind to eliminate Stress What: An Introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali When: Third Saturday of the month Next Session: Saturday, April 16, 2016 Focus: Introduction to Yoga Sutras of Patanjali; Definition of Yoga (see below for more details) TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 PM LOCATION: 4000 Bearcat Way, Suite 104, Morrisville, NC […]

Swadhyaya (Study of Self)

Continuing our discussion of the concepts from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, in today’s post I would like to focus on Swadhyaya (study of the self) which is the fourth of the five Niyamas.

The word Swadhyaya (स्वाध्याय) is a composite of two words – the prefix ‘swa’ and ‘adhyaya’. The word ‘swa’ is […]

The Meaning and Significance of Namaste

The word ‘namaste’ is a Sanskrit word and is a compound word consisting of “namas or namah” plus “te”. The word “namah” means to ‘bow down to someone in reverence’ and ‘te’ means ‘to you’. So, ‘namaste’ literally means that “I bow down to you out of respect or reverence”. Namaste is the […]

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Brief Introduction

For most people the word “yoga” brings to mind the image of a yoga model that appears on the cover of a yoga magazine in a pose that is almost impossible to get into for an average practitioner. Yoga is commonly practiced as a routine which helps in improving physical fitness and sometimes as a […]