In Ayurveda, spring is considered Kapha Season. “There is something so sweet and gentle about the springtime. Things seem to move slowly and there is a softness in the air. The softness is an attribute of the water element whereas the slowness is an attribute of the earth element. Both earth and water encourage us to slow down in a healthy way; yet, these elements can also cause us to become imbalanced in kapha dosha. When water and earth combine, they encourage living matter
Monthly Study... Yama #4 - Brahmacarya What does Brahmacarya mean? "The fourth of the Yamas, Brahmacarya is often translated as ‘celibacy’ or ‘chastity’, which doesn’t always make for a very popular Yama…! Brahamacarya literally means on who conducts oneself in accordance with Brahma. in the Indian tradition, there are four different stages of brahmacarya and each stage requires a different set of behaviors. 2.38YS ब्रह्मचर्यप्रतिष्ठायांवीर्यलाभः॥३८॥Brahmacaryapratiṣṭhāyāṁ v
How is this Asteya? Watch and listen- MAGICAL! For me, music is my go-to... it has helped me through many lessons. This month we have been looking at the Yama... Asteya, non-stealing and I found this version of Simon And Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence, to be such a fit. "People that watch television instead of talking with one another. How electronics have taken over and people find other things to do besides talking to their loved ones around them." Below are other inter
I came across this article... "7 Mind Blowing Questions that will make you Rethink Life". I was curcious and started to read, well I will say these questions definitely made me stop and listen. I was going to pick certain questions for you to ponder on but then I thought why not post it all... By Dr. Paul Coleman When I was in fifth grade, the teacher asked the class, “what is the largest number?”. We each grabbed a pencil and a piece of paper and toiled away at our best gu
This month we will be studying ASTEYA Asteya (non-stealing) is the third yama in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (yama=moral/ethical restraints that involve the yogis relationship to the outside world). asteya pratisthayam sarva ratnopasthanam To one established in non-stealing, all wealth comes Yoga Sutra 2.37 Asteya means not stealing property or wealth that belongs to others. This includes not stealing work, ideas, or even attempting to perform asanas that are not taught to you.