Tag Archives: yoga sutra

how to live a meaningful and purposeful life

did you know that the diverse practices of yoga were systematized into a formal philosophy in 400CE? Aside from the “balancing” and “stretching”, at the heart of it yoga is really about joining mind-body-spirit to be in the present moment and to be peace. Patanjali compiled the Yoga Sutras, the foundational text of yoga which contained 4 chapters: Samadhi (bliss) Sadhana (practice and… Read more »

“A Pranayama a day…”

“Prana is the breath of life of all beings in the universe.” B. K. S. Iyengar Light on Pranayama Pranayama lies at the heart of yoga and is defined as the control of the breath, or life force. According to the Bhagavad Gita,  prāṇāyām is made from 2 separate Sanskrit words,  prāṇ and āyām, and translated to “trance induced by stopping all breathing”. Pranayama is the fourth ‘limb’ of… Read more »