Last weekend our yoga book club met to talk, practice, eat, watch a documentary and talk some more. The three hours flew by. Jacqueline lead us through a beautiful asana practice inspired by mantras from the book. We talked about the difference between ambition and greed, between pain and suffering. We talked about what we… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday: Book Club Workshop and Eats
If you are reading along, we are up to the second four sections of part two in our book Living Your Yoga: Finding your Spiritual in Everyday Life. Here author Judith Lasater addresses issues of Attachment, Suffering, Impermanence and Empathy. Attachment is the process which occurs in the body-mind when you do not get your… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday: Yoga Book Club Notes #5
If you feel burdened by the expectation to have a Happy Holiday or a Merry Christmas Here is a story about keeping a joyful mind from Pema Chodron that might help (and it involves food). Once a cook at Gampo camp was feeling very unhappy. Like most of us, she kept finding gloom with her… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday – Burnt Cookies and a Joyful mind
Dear Fellow Yogis Near and Far, I invite you to join the book club hosted by Community Yoga in West Lafayette (and Lafayette) Indiana. I’ll be offering bi-weekly notes and discussion prompts starting January 4th leading up to an April 1st workshop at the studio complete with an asana practice inspired by the reading,… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday – Book Club!
The kriya yoga component of svadhayaya or self-study naturally resonates with the philosophical imperative to pursue an examined life. In the triad of tapas-svadhaya–isvarapranidhana-kriya-yoga (Pada 2, 1st sutra), self-study connects, the seemingly opposing directions of actively approaching the difficult and again actively surrendering. Self-reflection, in the yogic context, is the necessary intermediate key between engagement… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday – Self-Study (svadhyaya)