3 Yoga Steps for Achieving your Goals

If I ever feel that my goals are unachievable, difficult or just plain impossible, it is because my mind is cluttered and filled with distractions.  I now use the agitated or anxious mind as a trigger to practice more yoga, more sadhana.  The practice of Yoga sadhana is a de-cluttering of the mind.  It is a smoothing out […]

Sukhasana: The Posture of Ease & Sadhana

Yoga Illumined certified teacher Michelle Widmer suggested we add a Pose or Asana of the Month along with a Theme of the Month for www.yogaillumined.com.  And I thought this a brilliant suggestion.  I love tying them to each other.  The pose of the month is Sukhasana – “Sukha” means ease, joy, freedom, sweetness.  Our Theme of […]

Saturn Mantra and Yantra

Saturday is the planet Saturn’s day.  Saturn, as we know it from images taken by NASA, is a beautiful gaseous orb with rings around its center or equator.  It’s thought of as a very mysterious planet with all sorts of glorious secrets. Saturn’s mantra is Om Sham Shanaye Namaha.  You can chant it here: I like to think […]

Sadhana – Spiritual Practices of Yoga

When you read Iyengar’s “Light on Yoga” – a beautiful adaptation of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika for modern-day yoga practitioners, you’ll often see the word “sadhaka.”  This word implies the person doing the practice of Sadhana – the spiritual disciplines of Yoga.  In our world today, yoga has become a very fashionable series of exercises […]

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