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The eight-limbed path of yoga

By applying and living these principles in our daily life, the teachings become a greater gift. One can begin to see yoga as much more than just physical practice, and acknowledge the true wisdom this ancient tradition offers.
  • February 2017
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • By Kristen Mansch

Thoughts from Sharath's NYC 2016 U.S. tour

When I met Sharath Jois on his 2016 U.S. tour in New York City, I wanted to learn from him even more. He was kind and joyful. He laughed and smiled often. My favorite part was listening to him speak in short conferences after practice.
  • June 2016
  • Yoga Gathering
  • By Kristen Mansch

Challenge = requirement for growth

As in life, growth in practice happens through challenge. In the rough places. No mud, no lotus. We grow and learn the most through postures we want to get out of as soon as we get in. Postures that bring up strong emotions such as fear, impatience, even panic.
  • December 2015
  • Yoga Insight
  • By Kristen Mansch

Yoga Sutra 2.46

Patanjali's Yoga Sutra 2.46 states, sthira sukham asanam meaning a steady, comfortable posture. Sthira means steady and alert — a post feels active and strong. Sukha means comfortable and soft — a pose feels joyful and open.
  • November 2015
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • By Kristen Mansch

Yoga is love

On February 14, 2001, Valentine's Day, I stepped into my first yoga class. It drew to me like a magnet and has positively changed my life in infinite ways.
  • February 14, 2015
  • Yoga Appreciation
  • By Kristen Mansch