The Buddha tells us that we experience suffering as a result of desire and aversion. We tend to want things we cannot have and we do not want what we have. Proper care of the body will constitutes healthy behaviors and lead us in the right direction. See Care of the Body – Karma Yoga.
Yoga requires self-discipline. As we practice yoga we discover that what we thought was reality is just an illusion and our real world exists in our mind. While we have no control over the world of the senses, we can exert great control over our own minds. See Karma Yoga - Self-Discipline.
Seeking material indulgences do not bring true happiness, they simply feed the ego, which distracts us from quiet reflection and simplicity. Your mind does not want all these superficial pleasures, it is seeking for something much deeper than that. See Karma Yoga - Simplicity.
Want to get more out of your workouts? Your menstrual cycle may hold the key. Hormone expert Alissa Vitti shares how cycle syncing exercise can benefit you. The idea behind cycle syncing is by “syncing” certain activities, nutrition, supplements, or workouts to align with the phases of your cycle, you can optimize your hormones and feel better throughout the month. See Cycle Syncing your Workouts.
The practice of purity means that we look closely at all our actions. It is our responsibility to sharpen our mind, body and soul, which are the only instruments that we use for our actions. Find out the attributes of a pure person according to Gandhi. See Karma Yoga – Practice of Purity.
Ever notice how some people can do a yoga pose that just seems impossible to you? Is it their experience or could be that they have different bone structure, such as longer torsos which indicate a longer spine. See Yoga Alignment.
Props can help yoga students with certain challenges to move further into a posture, but traditional yoga didn't require using any. To some, they are just considered the commercialization of yoga. See To Yoga Prop or Not.
Santosha or contentment is the second Niyama of the ethical code of yoga. It is the ability to be grateful and satisfied with what you have in the present moment. Moving from negative to positive thoughts in challenging times. See Contentment and Yoga.
Purity is the first Niyama of the ethical code of yoga. It means Saucha, which is physical cleanliness. It also focuses on positive thoughts, complimenting people and reducing impure thinking. See Purity and Yoga.