INTENT, ACTIONS, AND PRACTICES

This bit of contemplation has come about from repeated questions about the difference between Āsana and exercise, Āhāra and the diet culture, Vairāgya and disinterest. They are interesting questions, ones that I have had myself before others asked me these things. For the longest time, I did not have an answer; I did not knowContinue reading INTENT, ACTIONS, AND PRACTICES

HABITS AND HOBBIES AS YOGA

Let us start with what is seen, heard, and understood as Yoga by most of us today. My understanding of what Yoga is perceived as from what I have encountered online and offline is this – it is physical movement, light stretching, and exercise; it is breath control; it is slow and easy and notContinue reading “HABITS AND HOBBIES AS YOGA”

WHO IS A YOGI?

For those of you who follow my posts and ramblings on Instagram or Facebook, you may know that my handle used to say “Dusky Yogi”. It had been the same since I started my page, mostly because someone had called me that at some point, I liked the sound of it, and it ended upContinue reading “WHO IS A YOGI?”

THE BREATH IN YOGA – WHY IS IT CRUCIAL?

Whenever we might have heard people discuss Yoga, or even when we ourselves talk or think about it, we cannot keep breathing out of the discussion. We are simply talking about the breath itself in this article, not about modifying it in any way, which is what Prānāyāma is. Why is the breath so intrinsicContinue reading “THE BREATH IN YOGA – WHY IS IT CRUCIAL?”