Category Archives: The Yamas & Niyamas

Nourishing Internal Purity [Part 1]

David Brooks, in his book The Road to Character, makes a distinction between what he calls “resume virtues” and “eulogy virtues”. Brooks defines resume virtues as the accomplishments that contribute to external success, while eulogy virtues are the ones that … Continue reading

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Between the Yamas & Niyamas: Learning to Love Broccoli

Have you ever taken the plunge to commit to eating better? Somewhere along the line, you decided that fast food and candy bars were not giving you the kind of vitality and wellbeing you wanted from your body? Maybe you … Continue reading

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Me, Possessive? (Part 2)

“Possessiveness is nourishment for the ego.” -Rajneesh Imagine that you were a person of great influence and power. Imagine that you had so much power that you could fire people, start wars, negotiate shady deals, and make others dance to … Continue reading

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Me, Possessive? (Part 1)

“…when possessiveness is not there, relationship has a beauty of its own. When possessiveness is there, everything becomes dirty, ugly, inhuman.” –Rajneesh We come into this world with the need to survive and the need to be loved, and yet … Continue reading

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Yama 4: Walking with the Sacred (Part 2)

“We redeem ourselves and help redeem the world a little through a conscious and continuous effort to find and live the inner dream and unique story of our lives.” –Michael Meade I wonder if the biggest casualty in these challenging … Continue reading

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Yama 4: Walking with the Sacred (Part 1) 

We have become a junk culture with a voracious appetite for embracing things of poor quality and little value: junk food, junk toys, junk clothes, junk mail, junk tweets… The 4th yama, Brahmacharya literally means “walking with the sacred”, yet … Continue reading

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Me, Steal? (Part One)

“The yogi cannot allow himself to take anything which does not properly belong to him, not only in the way of money or goods but even such intangible and yet highly prized things as credit for things he has not … Continue reading

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The Nullification of Truth (Part 1)

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” – Mark Twain Truth has often been a long time sufferer. Under dictatorships the comedians, journalists, artists, and educators, … Continue reading

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