Patanjali taught that there are five obstacles, called the kleshas, on the path toward ultimate freedom. This article takes a look at each obstacle and then offers a few self-study prompts so that you can determine which kleshas are keeping you contained in suffering.… Read more
Here’s a post answering some of the questions you’ve asked about handstand.
Where do I gaze?
Draw an imaginary line between your pointer fingers and envision at dot right at the middle. This gaze point is neutral enough to not strain your neck but forward enough to keep your body aligned over your hands, something that takes practice.… Read more
In yogic thought the manifest world is comprised of three basic characteristics called the gunas: energy, idleness, and clarity (rajas, tamas, and sattva) which are always in flux. Every object, every abstraction, and each one of us has some combination of these three components of nature.… Read more
Do you know someone who can never be wrong? Maybe you know many people who harbor this common quirk.
Maybe that person is you.
I’m going to put it right out there that I am someone who is sometimes wrong. Let me say that again because it’s such a liberating, though oddly difficult, revelation: I am capable of being wrong.… Read more