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 […]
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 (à¤¸à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤§à¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤¯) is a composite of two words – the prefix ‘swa’ and ‘adhyaya’. The word ‘swa’ is […]
The word â€˜namasteâ€™ is a Sanskrit word and is a compound word consisting of â€œnamas or namahâ€ plus â€œteâ€. The word â€œnamahâ€ means to â€˜bow down to someone in reverenceâ€™ and â€˜teâ€™ means â€˜to youâ€™. So, â€˜namasteâ€™ literally means that â€œI bow down to you out of respect or reverenceâ€. Namaste is the […]
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 […]