The Imminent and Transient

The topic of ‘Injury‘ in asana practice has always fascinated me. Over years of traveling I have met Yogis who have had asana injuries which have made them feel ‘lesser than normal Yogis’. I wonder what makes them push themselves over the edge, what makes them greedy enough to take their body for granted and suffer.

This question brings us to a very important point mentioned in the books of yoga (Katha-Upanishad), the concept of Shreyas and Preyas. Shreyas and Preyas are two paths mentioned in the Upanishad. The simplest meaning of the paths is basically the ‘perspective’ with which you look at things. ‘Shreyas’ is the path of lasting good and ‘Preyas’ is the path of immediate satisfaction. Continue reading “The Imminent and Transient”

7 Days to Self-Love

Dear Lovely People,

Self-Love is a very important aspect of our personality. Accepting ourselves for what we are and loving ourselves the way we are, working and dedicating our energies to growth and evolution is such a beautiful journey.

This journey starts with loving ourselves first, as Oscar Wilde once said “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance” Continue reading “7 Days to Self-Love”

Oneness

Dear Friends,

I arrived a couple of weeks back from a 10 week long tour across 8 countries sharing the beautiful science of Yoga. The more I travel and meet people the more I realize how similar we are deep within, even though we may be poles apart superficially on  variables of color, language, culture etc.

Continue reading “Oneness”