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The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Duhkha

Duhkha is almost always translated as suffering and something to avoid. But it’s more like uneasiness, or discomfort. Duhkha is not something that we can really get rid of, it’s something that resides within us, always. Even when you’re…

The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Bandhas

So, bandha can have a lot of different connotations. In yoga class, it typically refers to the more advanced practice of the yogic locks. Philosophically, it has different meanings, which, in various ways, all conjure up the larger aims…

The Language of Yoga
The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Jai Ma

And this attention-shifting is important whether you're having a rough day, or whether you just want to express your gratitude to the universe, and to the power and importance of change. …

The Language of Yoga
The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Prana

Yogis believe that 'energy' - also known as prana - is the universal life force that makes all our bodies systems work, our mental and emotional systems produce activity, and fully sustains our actual 'aliveness.'…

The Language of Yoga
The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Mantra

Letting go of the refrains in your head that are not serving you well, and are in fact, just leading to more anxiety and worry, is a pretty good reason to experiment with mantras. If you're going to have…