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Doing and Thinking, Being and Knowing

In yoga philosophy, consciousness or citta is considered to have three components. Ego or ahamkara is our sense of individual existence. The mind or manas is the thinking function, associated with the brain. The intelligence or buddhi is the intuitive … Continue reading

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The Flow of Life

In Light on Life B.K.S. Iyengar shared words of wisdom about how we feel when faced with change. “Humans innately resist change because we feel safe with what is familiar and fear the insecurity that comes with something new. But … Continue reading

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Fresh Experiences

Some years ago, I read an interview with B.K.S. Iyengar, who was in his nineties at the time. The interviewer asked him why, after all he had accomplished, did he still feel the need to stand on his head for … Continue reading

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Beyond the Pairs of Opposites

In the Yoga Sutra II:47, Patanjali writes that when the effort to perform a posture becomes effortless, then the infinite being within can be reached. The next sutra says that the practitioner will then be beyond dualities, and no longer … Continue reading

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