Emotional distress, with its phenomenal range from apathy and depression to anxiety and rage, is arguably the most painful aspect of being alive. [...]
In the last century, asana became very popular in the west under the general name “yoga”. Teachers such as BKS Iyengar and Pathabi [...]
Even those of us who have been practicing for a while can attest that meditating can be very challenging. Whether we end up checking out by getting sleepy, or by getting agitated or indulging in fantasies, our normal reaction is to run away from the simple experience of being in the present moment.
As I have been circling the globe on my personal journey, I have had the pleasure of attending classes with many graduates of my past trainings, and I have been consistently moved to tears. Here's what I've learned.....
Whether we do it on the yoga mat, the meditation cushion, or in our daily work and interactions with, being able to see the ways in which our rigid opinions and attitudes are making life more difficult for ourselves and everyone, is the necessary prerequisite for beginning to cultivate peace in our minds and in the world.