Autumn: a time of transition.

Autumn: a time of transition.

Grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, courage to change things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. -The Serenity Prayer In the West, Yoga is most well-known for the asana practice. Practicing asana strengthens our bodies, soothes our nervous...
Svadhyaya and the art of reading sacred texts.

Svadhyaya and the art of reading sacred texts.

Svadhyaya: know thyself and thySelf. Svadhyaya is the fourth Niyama and it means “self-study.” This practice deepens our understanding of who and what we are and who and what we aren’t. When we study our small-self, we realize that we are ultimately not it. We begin...
Jala: water, water everywhere!

Jala: water, water everywhere!

Today we are continuing our exploration of the Five Great Elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. Ether is the most subtle element and earth is the densest. Each element carries with it the qualities of the elements that came before it. Thus, water carries the...