Praise in a #Yoga class: is it Satya?

Satya is the Sanskrit word for truth. It also refers to a virtue, to being truthful in one’s thought, speech and action. In Yoga, satya is one of the five yamas. It is the virtuous restraint from falsehood and, crucially, the distortion of reality in one’s expressions and actions. A student recently asked me whyContinue reading “Praise in a #Yoga class: is it Satya?”

From #YOGA to Self-realisation.

Self-Discipline for Westerners. As an Iyengar Yoga teacher, I’m at odds with Western depictions of what yoga is and what it’s about. To┬ástart with, there’s a fundamental issue I want to explore and that is our skewed Western view of the purpose of┬áhumility and respect. At RIMYI, the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, we hearContinue reading “From #YOGA to Self-realisation.”