Category Archives: Tibetan Buddhism

Rajasic Food – rev it up

Continuing on our journey through the yogic approach to food, consider the third guna – raja.  Remember that savta is quiet, knowing awareness.  Tama is lethargy and sloth – slow and perhaps a bit stupid.  Raja is energetic in a stimulant sort of … Continue reading

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Guard towers and the Present Moment – at the Prison Yoga Practice

In the car, I have been listening to Eckhart Tolle.  He has been telling me that there is no more important relationship than our primordial relationship with the present moment, and that this relationship is with life itself.  As I arrive … Continue reading

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Hey, Yoga Man! – new book from the Prison Yoga Practice – coming any day!

Update: The book has reached the 3rd proof state, with a new cover courtesy of Justin Mitchener.  Waiting on the proof for approval and publishing. . . any day now! Each Sunday we do asana practice for the first part of class. … Continue reading

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Hey Yoga Man! – new book from the Prison Yoga Practice

Each Sunday we do asana practice for the first part of class. The second part includes topics from yoga philosophy, meditation, attention and awareness practice and other great things. This involves giving out a lot of photocopies. I have gathered … Continue reading

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Yama and Niyama – Guidelines for Living – at the Prison Yoga Practice

Yama and Niyama are Pantanali’s first two of the eight limbs of yoga.  Each has five parts and following these ten guidelines is considered part of a firm base for progressing along the yogic path. In thinking about Yama and Niyama, I … Continue reading

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What is yoga?

When you hear the word yoga, you may immediately think of physical postures called asanas that you do as part of hatha yoga.  Hatha yoga is indeed great stuff and we do these postures in our classes and personal practices but … Continue reading

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Ahimsa (non-harming) one of the Yogic “10 Commandments”, Love your enemies, How come I’m the enemy?

In class we regularly go over the eight limbs of yoga according to Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The first two limbs, Yama and Niyama, are 10 guidelines for living that might be looked at as similar to the 10 Commandments of Judaism … Continue reading

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