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.