The Niyamas in Practice: Sauca to Soothe

It has been a long week of training out of town, traveling back and forth each day, and it has been a truly wonderful experience to learn and practice with other healers. Taking a quick detour to the supermarket before heading home I bump into a colleague who has just entered the store with her young daughter. As we catch up with happenings, I notice the young lady eagerly cleaning the shopping cart with one of those little white antiseptic cloths, having the time of her life. Of course, the monkey mind wants to know why I was blessed with two boys who have absolutely no concept of what it means to clean up after yourself and countless hours of my life spent asking for socks and wet towels to be pick-up off the floor.

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Yamas In Practice: The 5 Carrots

Having practiced through the 5 Yamas over the past few weeks, keen students of the five sutras  will have noticed that Patanjali offers up a carrot to go with each of the observances. Through the study and personal work that the Yamas require, we are invited to recognize the fruit of our labor. Below is a summary for the yoga student to take into consideration as you work the Yamas each and every day:

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