We can spend all day every day in the dark, meditating in silence, doing all the yoga our body can stand, being mindful of every moment, but is it enough to evolve our soul? Many would say yes, but I've always found a place in my heart for inspirational wisdom teachings, dharma talks, and books written by others who may be further along the path than me. Even in the Eight Limbs of Yoga, two of them, the Yamas and Niyamas, cover the esoteric teachings of ethics and religion. It's no wonder that people who meditate and do a lot of yoga are looking for more than just relaxation and body awareness -- we are seekers looking to spiritually evolve. In this blog, I'd like to cover some of my favorite "wisdom teachers," who have inspired me over the years. Maybe you might enjoy them as well!
Here's a blog I wrote on my personal website about yoga and meditation, based off of the yoga sutra's eight limbs of meditation. I am receiving my official yoga teacher training certification from Yoga Alliance this spring, and I was inspired to write this blog based on what I'd learned through the course. It essentially points out that Yoga is an ancient phenomenon rooted in meditation, and only in recent times has it changed into being focused on body positions and asana! In fact, most of modern hatha yoga is based on 19th Century British gymnastics, not ancient practice! Read the blog...
Watch the Breath
Articles on mindfulness meditation.