I recently had the pleasure to sit with the founder ofLA African to discuss some of my favorite topics: Africa, yoga, and vegan life. It was a real pleasure and allowed us to talk about the grandly beautiful intersection and reflection of the Divine essence. Enjoy!
I recently had the pleasure to talk with Chris from#conversationswithchris. Chris isa great host who gave me the honor of discussing some important topics. In this talk we converse about yoga, veganism, race, religion and spirituality. These are some of my favorite topics because of the way they beautifully intersect and reflect the Divine essence. I could talk about it
I recently had the pleasure to talk with Chris from#conversationswithchris. Chris isa great host who gave me the honor of discussing some important topics. This is an overview of the yamas of the 8 limbs of yoga as laid out by the great sage Patanjali. The yamas consist of 5 sub-limbs. Each is listed below and briefly addressed in the
This is a briefmonologue on the meaning of asana. Asana is one of the branches from Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga. This is suitablefor anyone new toa yoga practice. The word “asana” comes from the ancient Sanskrit language. Asana roughly translates to “seat” in English. The word is commonly used to refer to the postures or poses of physical yoga practice.
Here we take a look at the niyamas, or personal disciplines. Niyamas consist of 5 sub-limbs (listed below). The depth of each of these sub limbs is vast. This video is simply a scratch on the surface to each. Deeper study is highly recommended by the author. Niyamas – Personal Disciplines saucha – cleanlinesssantosha – contentmenttapas – self disciplinessvadhyaya – self
Firstly, dhyana is a Sanskrit word that translates into “meditation”. In yoga meditation is defined as Dharana (concentration) focused on God. Once you can fully control your prana to draw it inward and concentrate that prana on God, Dhyana is the result. Since the study of Dhyana is beyond this article’s scope learn more here. Dhyana – Video
Dharana refers to focus or concentration of the mind. The Sanskrit language birthed the term and Patanjali laid it out in his 8 limbs of yoga. The power of concentration can be strengthened by the practice of various scientific techniques offered in the corpus of yoga knowledge. Watch the video below and learn more here. Click here for more info on Drishti
The word Pratyahara comes from the Sanskrit language. Pratyahara fairly translates to “withdrawal of the senses“. When a yogi works towards deeper meditation the outward flow of prana is reveresed. The prana that usually engaged in the 5 senses of taste, smell, sight, sound and touch is drawn inward towards the “6th sense”. Since the prana is now free from distraction of
Learn a bit about Pranayama in the video below. The great sage Patanjali notes pranyama in the 8 limbs of yoga. Firstly, “prana” comes from the ancient Sanskrit language and translates to “life force energy”. Pranayama refers to the practice of manipulating prana by scientific techniques. This is a deep and broad topic, therefore I encourage you to study the topic further. Pranayama – Video
Samadhi, is the ultimate goal of yoga, union with the divine infinite bliss that is God. Arrival at this state can come from deep and constant dhyana (meditation). This is a state of consciousness described by many names. I highly recommend further reading on the topic, but don’t get lost. Great gurus say this is a state that can only