Posts tagged 8 limbs of yoga
8 limbs of yoga for modern life: Aparigraha

In traditional teachings, Aparigraha translates as ‘non-possessiveness’ or ‘non-greed’. It refers mainly to physical objects or material wealth. Those living a yogi lifestyle are taught that attachments to such ‘earthly’ items are a hindrance to reaching ‘Samadhi'‘; the state of transcendental bliss & universal knowledge otherwise known as Enlightenment. However for me, this practice extends far beyond material things. It’s about letting go of attachment to ANY ONE OUTCOME; any one goal, specific yoga posture or fixed idea and allowing yourself to be open to opportunity, acceptance and change.

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8 limbs of yoga for modern life: Tapas

This post is the second in this series (read the first one here), where I unpack the 8 limbs of yoga and try to make sense of them in the world in 2019. How do we take these traditional teachings & apply them to modern life? Today’s post tackles the third of the 5 Niyamas, or personal, internal observances, which make up the second limb of the practice of yoga; Tapas.

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8 limbs of yoga for modern life: Ahimsa

If you’ve been practising yoga for a while now, or are a regular student of mine you will know that the practise of yoga is so much more than the physical ‘asana’ or postures which we practice in the studio every week. You may also know that the practice of yoga is actually made up of 8 ‘limbs’ or ‘ways of living’ which guide us towards yoga as a full holistic practice, rather than just a physical workout.

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