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The Path is the Goal

I am not sure when I first heard this phrase. It expresses the idea that spiritual practice – mindfulness of our thoughts, words and actions in the present – is not just a technique to create some future benefit, but … Continue reading

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Yoga as Philosophy, Science and Art

B.K.S. Iyengar often said “When I practice, I am a philosopher. When I teach, I am a scientist. When I demonstrate, I am an artist.” These three aspects of yoga correspond with the three fundamental attributes of the Divine, which … Continue reading

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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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