Tasting the Niyamas

“Living yoga as a spiritual path is a journey. And it has a definite goal. Some people begin a journey just for the fun of it, like an adventure. Indeed, many yoga students begin with this in mind. You hear that yoga is good for your body. Then you discover that it also has some pleasant mentalContinue reading “Tasting the Niyamas”

Brahmacharya ~The Gift of Fidelity

B rahmacharya: Celibacy (also interpreted as fidelity), conservation of energy, or moderation. You can incorporate brahmacharya into your life by resting when you need to. Find ways to relax and recharge so that you have the energy to do things that are really important to you. Child’s pose is a great way tEo feel grounded and supportedContinue reading “Brahmacharya ~The Gift of Fidelity”

Tasting Aparigraha ~ Freedom from Greed

“Healing is not about growing into a better version of who you think you are, but rather unravelling all you are not so you remember all you’ve ever been.“ ~ Vince Gomon Today’s post focusses on the 5th Yama ~ Aparigraha ~ freedom from Greed.  It is something that I have always taken for granted. Continue reading “Tasting Aparigraha ~ Freedom from Greed”

On Pure Thoughts

The longer we are able to hold a positive thought, the stronger that energy around us becomes. ~ Daily Om Spiritual inertia happens when I live reactively to life as though it happens to me.  My thoughts scatter negative energy in a myriad of directions. Cycling between beginning and ending.  Moving chaotically from one momentContinue reading “On Pure Thoughts”

On Spiritual Inertia

“The inertia of the mind urges it to slide down the easy slope of imagination, rather than to climb the steep slope of introspection.” ― Marcel Proust For over the past 10 years I have been feeling spiritual inertia with respect to getting a better understanding of who I really am. In 2014 I decided toContinue reading “On Spiritual Inertia”

There is Wisdom in Fear

Anything worth doing will always have some fear embedded in it. Examples include:  changing careers; getting married, releasing your creative expression — all of these life changes can bring up fears from past experiences. It helps to remember that this type of fear is a part of your path and is a good thing. ItContinue reading “There is Wisdom in Fear”

Tasting Brahmacharya –  4th Yama of Yoga – Non Excess

Preserve Your Energy, life force, Prana is what is sustaining your life and is the most precious currency that you have in this life.  The fourth Yama in Yoga, Brahmacharya, is all about using, preserving, and saving one’s creative, life sustaining energy in order to live a vital life and to connect deeper with ourContinue reading “Tasting Brahmacharya –  4th Yama of Yoga – Non Excess”

Tasting Asteya ~ Non Stealing

“A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other people, living and dead, And that I must exert myself in order to give in the full measure I have received and am still receiving.” ~ Albert Einstein Asteya, or nonstealing, calls us to liveContinue reading “Tasting Asteya ~ Non Stealing”

Tasting Satya ~ Self Healing

  “Gastronomy is the rational study of all related to man as he is eating.  Its purpose is to keep humankind alive with the best possible food.” ~ Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826) Currently I am working on my Cookbook  (Tasting Enlightenment).  I have always wanted to include recipes with jazz and mindfulness that were sustainable andContinue reading “Tasting Satya ~ Self Healing”

Tasting Satya ~ Forgiveness ~ Path to Your Truth

Today pay close attention and go slow enough so you “do it right the first time.” You don’t have to backtrack to apologize or correct mistakes and where you don’t run from any hard tasks that present themselves. Face each moment head on with clarity and courage.  Use this time for forgiveness.  This is myContinue reading “Tasting Satya ~ Forgiveness ~ Path to Your Truth”