Ahimsa- Part 1/Courage by Sarah Turino

The Yamas are the first step in the eight-fold path of Yoga.  The Yamas in Sanskrit mean “restraints.” And the first step of the Yamas is Ahimsa.  Ahimsa means Non-Violence and is the jewel in the crown of yoga. The seat of yoga. The foundation of yoga. It is what all...

Loving Kindness Meditation

Loving-kindness meditation can be brought in to support the practice of ‘bare attention’ to help keep the mind open and sweet. It is a fact of life that many people are troubled by difficult emotional states in the pressured societies we live in, but do...

The Journey of Yoga: 1st in a Series

By Judy Merritt Before I began to write this, I stopped to sit down on my front step. Facing the sun rising above my garden shed, I took a deep breath. The warmth of the sun soaked into my skin. I took another breath, following it to the muscles that were creating a...

Swami Rama, The Animals and Hansel & Gretel

My yoga journey reads a bit like the tale of Hansel & Gretel – a kid, lost in the woods, somehow with the insight and wisdom to drop trails of rocks and breadcrumbs so as to see where I’ve been and, when the moment is right, to find my way back to where I need to...