Through practice, I’ve come to see that the deepest source of my misery is not wanting things to be the way they are. Not wanting myself to be the way I am. Not wanting the world to be the way it is. Not wanting others to be the way they are. Whenever I’m suffering, I find this war with reality to be at the heart of the problem. – Stephen Cope
This week's post is simple inspiration and encouragement to continue on the path: True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must Continue Reading
Perform work in this world, Arjuna, as a man established within himself — without selfish attachments, and alike in success and defeat. For yoga is perfect evenness of mind (Bhagavad Gita 2: 47-48).
On February 5, 2013, I wrote the following on my Facebook page: Dear Kapotasana, you still seem very far away, but I did touch the tips of my toes yesterday:) Two years later, with one practice each week dedicated to Kapotasana, and still only reaching my toes. I wrote in the last two blog posts about muscle awakening and body clairvoyance, but it seems that some poses primarily require the Continue Reading