8 limbs of yoga

Yoga Philosophy – contentment

Yoga Sutra 2.42; santosha anuttamah sukha labhah “From an attitude of contentment (santosha), unexcelled happiness, mental comfort, joy, and satisfaction is obtained.” The final 4 Niyamas (still on the second limb of 8 limbs of Yoga) are my favourites, I’m not sure you are supposed to have favourites when it comes to Yoga philosophy, but complete honesty always! Contentment, true

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Yoga Philosophy on Purity

Moving on from the first limb, of 8, to the second limb of which is Niyama – 5 practices that deal with our personal code of conduct within the world. These are disciplines which, when practiced mindfully and compassionately, will lead to a deeper state of being. To practice these reveals your Truth, and strips back all the crap that

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3rd Yama – non-stealing

2.37 pratisthayam sarva ratna upasthanam When non-stealing (asteya) is established all jewels, or treasures, present themselves, or are available to the Yogi. The third Yama (the first step in Yoga) is Asteya, or non-stealing. Clearly if you are a good person you do not steal from others, but what defines stealing? If you use a quote you have heard as your own,

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Yoga – more than it looks

Western Yoga has been bastardised. I know how this sounds, as I am a Yoga teacher, and am guilty of teaching classes in the past which have been mostly about getting strong and lean. But thank Christ I saw the light. When looking on social media (#instayogis)  you would think that to be a Yoga teacher you need big tits,

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