Category Archive: yoga philosophy

The Yamas: A Modern Look at Living a Life of Harmony

Ask anyone why they practice yoga and the answer will always come back to one thing. It makes us feel better. On the physical level, we practice to relieve pain and increase vitality. But… Continue reading

A Clean Windshield & A View of the Human Condition

You’re driving down the road, just relaxed in the car, mind drifting. You make a right turn. “Holy crap!” you exclaim, “I can’t see anything.” As you stare at the setting sun, you… Continue reading

The Paradox of Empty Space: A Journey to Freedom

Cemented white dunes undulate into the horizon, their tops dotted with twisted junipers and wind-blown pinyons. Terra cotta slots begin as simple gullies, then traverse for miles, criss-crossing as they cut deeper into the… Continue reading

The #1 Cause of Suffering

The gun made a loud click and the magazine slid out into my palm. I checked the chamber again. Yes, I did get that bullet too. Only one more day. I can do… Continue reading

Finding Fulfillment In A World That Wants To Sell It To You

Over the last few months I’ve been struggling with a finger injury. Initially, it kept me from even being able to do Downward Dog. Thankfully I’m back on my mat, but where it… Continue reading

Tips From The Yogi’s Toolbox

I was lying in bed angry, sad and grumpy.  The more I thought about how I felt, the angry I seemed to get. Frustrated, I laced up my running shoes. Sometimes running can be very… Continue reading

The Light Within: A Look at Consciousness

Have you ever had an amazing, enlightening experience, then noticed your eyes in a mirror? How they sparkled with fresh clarity? Cried until there were no more tears, then saw a new brightness to their… Continue reading

Tantra: It’s (Not) All About Sex

When it comes to Tantra, there always seems to be confusion. Most have come to associate it with sex; they hear tantra and immediately think Kama Sutra, and picture a whole bunch of… Continue reading