The Gems in Your Bones

The Gems in Your Bones

An interesting intersection occurred last week as I completed the lecture portion of the course I was taking on the topic of Strī Roga (Women’s Reproductive Health). We were discussing how the Prarabdha Karmas प्रारब्धमखिलं, the sancita karmas (collection of...
How to Actually Practice Āyurvedic Yoga?!

How to Actually Practice Āyurvedic Yoga?!

Yoga + Āyurveda There is a particular angle to this course that I wanted to share here. One of the reasons we began yesterday studying the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali is to ensure this is a Yoga Course. To do this, we have to remember the darśan (the philosophy) that is...
The Nuance of the Ha!

The Nuance of the Ha!

The Nuanced Mixing of Ha + Ṭha Because Yoga is multi-layered, the engagement of the practitioner also needs to be multi-layered. However, with layers comes complication and the opportunity to mix things up and end up off track. A main feature of what we will discuss...
The Power of the Senses

The Power of the Senses

The details of any posture will not be found in external alignment after a point. These nuances arrive when the posture is born from the inside. In the Vedic paradigm, the external forms because the energy existed without form first. Form comes from the need to...
Memory & Staying on the Path

Memory & Staying on the Path

I just got back from 4 days in the backcountry of Ojai, California in the Sespe Wilderness. It was the first time I ever backpacked without the backup of someone with more experience than me. A dear friend and I went alone and it was hard and amazing. We hiked almost...
In the Service of Prāṇa

In the Service of Prāṇa

The Flow of Prāṇa Prāṇa flows through channels called the nadīs. Nadī translates to river. This gives us some insight into the qualities of Prāṇa, since that which flows in the river is…water. So, from an Āyurvedic perspective, it is the guṇas (qualities) of water...