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Aparigraha: Non attachment, sort of…
By David E. Moreno On July 15, 2005

Do No Harm: The Art of Ahimsa
By Irene Petryszak On May 14, 2013

Practicing ahimsa helps us create a positive, peaceful, and harmonious world.

7 Ways to Practice Aparigraha (Non-Possessiveness)
By Irene Petryszak On June 27, 2013

Letting go isn't easy, but sometimes it's necessary.

Tapas: A Tool for Transformation
By Luke Ketterhagen On September 6, 2013

Tapas literally means “heat.” If we heed the inner voice that urges us forward, our tapas will transform us, just as fire transforms whatever goes into it.

Yoga Philosophy Basics: The 5 Yamas
By Rolf Sovik, PsyD On September 25, 2013

The self-awareness you gain by practicing the five yamas can help you transform negative energy and cultivate a deep, abiding sense of peace.

Walk the Line
By Irene Petryszak On November 7, 2013

Brahmacharya (moderation of the senses), counsels us to live a life of balance. Though most commentators translate brahmacharya as “celibacy,” its literal meaning is “walking in the presence of the Divine.” According to the Yoga Sutra (2.38), when we become established in the practice of brahmacharya, we gain vitality. This conserved energy can then be used for healing and transformation.

Yoga Philosophy Basics: The 5 Niyamas
By Rolf Sovik, PsyD On November 12, 2013

The 5 Niyamas, are ancient yogic tools for living skillfully and cultivating happiness. Rolf gives practical advice for integrating these observances into your daily life.

The Yamas: Satya (Truthfulness)
By Sarah Guglielmi On January 6, 2014

Satya, or truthfulness, reflects the importance of being honest not just with others, but with ourselves. Sarah explains how she used her understanding of this 2nd yama (restraint) to confront her own untruthfulness.

The Yamas: Brahmacharya (Moderation)
By Sarah Guglielmi On February 19, 2014

Doing anything to excess in our lives—food, sex, work—typically leads to imbalances, leaving us with low energy and high frustration. Brahmacharya, or moderation, can help us.

Satya: A Practice of Truthfulness
By Irene Petryszak On February 25, 2014

Satya (truthfulness), the second of the five yamas (restraints) described in the Yoga Sutra, guides us to think, speak, and act with integrity.

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