Integrating Yoga philosophy into your practice

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Are you honest with yourself about pain or discomfort in a posture? Do you ignore or push through to potential injury? Do you have a clear sense of your body’s structural limitations and do you embrace the willingness to modify or add props to support them? Honoring the truth about your body and your pain threshold cultivates a safe, stable, honest practice.

The Snow Leopard: Matthiessen’s quote from Jung

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Describing his early years of existential and(/or) spiritual restlessness, Matthiessen recounts his experimentation with hallucinogens and his readings in philosophy. He hit upon something in a passage by Jung that for the first time in his life made him literally jump and shout with probably more relief than anything else. Matthiessen describes “the search:” “The search may begin with a …

“everything is inherent in it.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

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Have you seen “Enlighten Up?” The documentary that follows one young man’s exploration of Yoga? It’s not a bad movie. I think it probably captures what many Western yoginis feel about their practice and the elusive nature of the relationship between the physical work and its spiritual benefits. One of the bonus features is the extended interview with B.K.S. Iyengar, …