Tag: yoga philosophy

Santosha – Contentment

“Seeking and avoiding are expensive uses of energy”  D. Adele Contrary to the task this week, to notice when we seek pleasure or avoid discomfort, I tend to the reverse.  Interestingly, after observing my thoughts and actions, I notice I seek discomfort and avoid pleasure.  Could this be symptomatic of my Roman Catholic upbringing?  Those years in a blue tunic… Read more →

Asteya – Live as a Visitor

This morning I unintentionally stepped into this week’s task.  Living in a condominium is nothing short of oppressive – in my particular situation.  A set of neighbours enjoy policing every inch of the “common area” and taking it upon themselves to determine who can do what when where. This behaviour has evolved into serial, petty, passive-aggressive acts that seem to be undertaken for the express purpose… Read more →

Starting somewhere

I just began exploring the yamas and niyamas, “the rare gems of wisdom that give direction to a well-lived and joyful life”, in more depth with a fellow yogi and kindred soul.  We will post the musing from our journey on our respective blogs.  The book, “The Yamas and Niyamas – Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice” by Deborah Adele is our guide.  Her compassionate words and provocative… Read more →