A skilled yogi blossoms even while living in the three gunas, just as a lotus flower blossoms in muddy waters.

" I have been on the spiritual path full time for many years, but I still crave for a more comfortable life. I also would like to get married and have a family. But a part of  me feels guilty for having such worldly desires. I am in conflict. Could you...

Making Your Mind Pleasant (Chitta Prasadnam) In order to keep your mind pleasant and undisturbed, the Sage Patanjali tells you what kind of attitude you should have with different kinds of people. He breaks it down into four categories: Be friendly with people who are mentally happy and content.  Associating with...

The Beginner's Tree Pose  The Advanced Tree Pose The Earth nourishes a tree A tree is deep rooted in Earth Your Self nourishes you Are you deep rooted in Self?  For nothing  in return a tree gives flowers, fruits wood and shade. For nothing in return do you reach out to needy to their aid? Alone or together a tree stands silent. Alone or...

How Can I Become Detached? The detachment enables you to remain unaffected by the  changing, and temporary nature of the world.  However, trying to become detached can be a struggle, which may give rise to frustration, delusion, sadness, wrong knowledge, and anger in you. So, instead of trying to become detached try...

Some Sharing Each spiritual journey is very unique, but most journeys also have many similarities. One of the reasons I write on this blog is to hopefully help my yoga students understand some of the similarities they may also experience. The responses I receive from my students inspire me to continue...

Divine Ashes A dry wood catches fire easily. It burns wholly and unconditionally, no matter for what purpose it is burnt.  When a wood is burnt for religious purposes, both its fire and ashes are considered holy. The fire is honoured and worshiped, and the ashes are considered auspicious which people smear...