Flosophy: Are You Receiving A Wake Up Call?

By | 2017-06-29T07:27:23+00:00 April 30th, 2017|

There’s a part of every living thing that wants to become itself; the tadpole into the frog, the chrysalis into the butterfly, a damaged human being into a whole one. That is spirituality ~ Ellen Bass Do you feel it? Are you noticing life situations arise NOT allowing you to stay in your comfort zone? These [...]

Exploring the Yoga Sutras: What are the Yamas?

By | 2017-06-29T07:27:24+00:00 July 25th, 2016|

The first limb, or the yamas, consists of five characteristics observed and codified by wise people since the beginning of time as being central to any life lived in freedom. They are mostly concerned with how you use your energy in relationship to others and in a subtler sense, your relationship with yourself. The sages recognized that stealing [...]

Exploring the Yoga Sutras: What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga?

By | 2017-06-29T07:27:24+00:00 July 25th, 2016|

While there are many branches to the tree of yoga, Patanjali’s Sutras, clearly defines an eight-limbed path that forms the structural framework for yoga study and practice. The Yoga Sutras consist of four books produced sometime in the third century before Christ. Patanjali’s Sutras consolidate the entirety of yoga philosophy into a series of 196 [...]

From Aging to Sage-ing

By | 2016-08-12T12:26:50+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|

I just started reading a book, "From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older," by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald S. Miller, and I am excited about it. Our present culture focuses on physical diminishments, which is a one-sided view of aging. The book describes a positive aging movement taking place. One that looks [...]

The Kleshas

By | 2017-06-29T07:27:25+00:00 July 19th, 2016|

Yoga is more than movement. It’s more than a mat or a set of stretches or a 90-minute activity to take the edge off the day. It is a way of life, and a path to healing. Yoga, which has more than 20 million American practitioners, has definite physical benefits, helping people increase flexibility and [...]