Simple Steps: #35 Freedom

Todays Simple Step A 3-Minute Meditation on Freedom…  Stop whatever else you are doing.  Truly.  Stop fidgiting – hurrying – trying to fit this in. This is special time – a sacred time.  Offer it to yourself. Take in a deep…full…rich…slow…breath. Exhale.  Ahhhhhhhh….. Take another breath  – even slower than the one before.  Exhale. Ahhhhhhh…. […] Read more »

Simple Steps: #32 Consciousness Unified

During the practice of meditation, one observes insights and recognizes distinctions between objects as they are and subtle layers of perception. We learn to differentiate between the mind that perceives and the means of perception… We recognize the difference between words and their meanings…and the feeling of peaceful knowing is the basis of our actions. […] Read more »

Simple Steps: #28 Contemplation

“When the body has been tempered by asanas,when the mind has been refined by the fire of pranayama,when the senses have been brought under control by pratyahara,the seeker reaches the sixth stage (limb) of yoga, dharana.” B.K.S. Iyengar As we move through this series of posts exploring practical applications for the eight limbs of yoga, […] Read more »