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”

YOGA AND MINIMALISM – WHAT YOGA SCRIPTURE SAYS

In the last article (read it here), I shared with you my contemplations on minimalism and how I slowly started to discover the parallels between Yoga and minimalism. I adopted a lifestyle many years ago, which I have been building on bit by bit, that strives towards minimalism in everyday living. A lot of peopleContinue reading “YOGA AND MINIMALISM – WHAT YOGA SCRIPTURE SAYS”

CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – ĀCHĀRA

The third article in this series, we are discussing concepts related specifically to routine and lifestyle. You can access links to all the articles discussing Yogic concepts in this article. Yoga is not just about exercise or breath control but is a guide for various aspects of daily life as well; it is an entireContinue reading “CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIFE – ĀCHĀRA”

A CHANCE OF A NEW BEGINNING

It is that time of the year again where the very air is filled with celebration, good food, gatherings, and the inevitable resolutions. Every new year brings with it millions of promises by as many people to themselves and to others; millions of guarantees of positive change, action, discipline, success, and more. Every year, thisContinue reading “A CHANCE OF A NEW BEGINNING”

CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIVING – VICHĀRA

This is the second in a series of articles discussing concepts that relate specifically to our routine and lifestyle. It is a guide on how we can develop a lifestyle that keeps us healthy, balanced, and full of energy in the long run. This article has a list of and links to all the conceptsContinue reading “CONCEPTS FOR DAILY LIVING – VICHĀRA”