Non-Criticism

Non-Criticism

Non-CriticismApril 24-May 3, 2021 Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, II.36: “When truthfulness (satya) is achieved, the words of the yogin acquire the power of making them fruitful.” (Swami Hariharananda Aranya’s translation) Rama Jyoti Vernon commentary on that sutra: “Gossip,...
Loving Kindness, the physical space, is closing

Loving Kindness, the physical space, is closing

A story: The current three-year lease (normal for business realty in our area) for the Loving Kindness space ends at the end of September. For all the months of the Governor’s closure of businesses like ours, I knew this end was looming and would force...
Following the Inner Feeling

Following the Inner Feeling

“The important idea to keep in mind is always to follow the inner feeling. This is one of the primary teachings of yoga.” -Erich Schiffmann’s Yoga the Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness (in the Balance section) This sentence showed up in the reading in class...
Unsolicited Advice

Unsolicited Advice

Did anyone ever give you advice you didn’t ask for? “Ha!” you say, maybe even out loud! It’s ridiculous to ask since OF COURSE that’s happened. Maybe you were just with family over Christmas and got more of it than you ever wanted! Some of us are blessed with certain...

Resistance

“Looking at resistance can reveal the nature of mind, for what we are resisting is often the very thing we say we want.” -Joel Kramer The past month plus in class, the topic of the reading has been resistance (under “Mental Aspects” of yoga practice. About two weeks...