Here in the US it's easy for us to think that yoga is just a bunch of postures, because that's what many mainstream classes here focus on. But did you know that yoga offers much more than just a physical practice? Ashtanga is what the Indian sage Patanjali called the "eightfold path to enlightenment" described in … Continue reading The Eight Limbs of Yoga
When we practice the mindful attitude of equanimity rather feeling indifferent to our neutral experiences, we can learn to take refuge in the blank canvas moments of our lives.
There are four foundational elements of mindfulness - key areas for focusing careful attention in meditation practice. Through exploration of body sensations, feeling tones, mental states, and the nature of experience, we can gain insight and decrease suffering in ourselves and others.