Thoughts on Practice

by C Kali Aitken Function before form. Proceed gradually. Be gently persistent. Be attentive to the moment, not to a goal or an idea of how a posture should be. Listen to your body. Discover where in your body you … Read More

What is the Purpose of Meditation

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF MEDITATION – C Kali Aitken When the Buddha taught that freedom from pain and confusion is possible, and that this freedom gives rise to enduring well-being and happiness, he also mapped out the path that … Read More

Should I Stay Loyal to One Style of Yoga?

There are certainly benefits to sticking with one style of yoga—digging a single deep hole rather than several shallower ones. The practice even within a single system is not necessarily uniform. In Ashtanga, the set sequence of postures can function … Read More

Paddleboard Yoga?

I have only tried paddleboarding once, and it did not go well. I don’t know if it had to do with the fact that I was getting on the board whilst in the ocean, rather than off a dock or … Read More

Principles of Iyengar Yoga Asanas And Their Benefits

The founder of Iyengar Yoga is Yogacharya Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar. He trained his pupil under his own style of yoga during the 20th century. The yoga is a form of Hatha yoga, which involves use of props. The yoga … Read More