Saucha Purity You are What you Eat
Published Monday, October 31, 2016 by Paula Ribotto
Saucha or purity is the 1st of 5 Niyamas and is really about cleanliness, inside and out. While most of us have good habits in taking care of the outside of our body, yoga also has several tools to help clean the inside of the body to support the removal of toxins and waste. Some of these practices are simple like practicing the breath of fire to clean the lungs and energize the body, taking a cold shower to flush the circulatory system, or using a neti pot to clean the nasal passageway, brushing the teeth and tongue is also one of those practices. Other practices
The Art of Letting Go
Published Sunday, October 23, 2016 by Paula Ribotto
Aparigraha – The Art of Letting Go
Aparigraha is the last of the 5 Yamas and can be understood as non-grasping, non-hoarding, or non-greed. Now if you asked my husband how I rated in this he would probably tell you
Tame our Overindulgences
Published Monday, October 17, 2016 by Paula Ribotto
Brahmacharya – Taming our Indulgences
Everywhere we look we see the results of living in excess. In a society that preaches more is better, it can be difficult to hear the voice of intuition that begs for moderation to maintain balance…which can make this Yama a challenging one to work on and some may even wonder why would I want to bother? To give an example,
Are You Stealing and Not Even Knowing It?
Published Monday, October 10, 2016 by Paula Ribotto
Asteya – Non-stealing
The 3rd Yama is simple, don’t steal. In its simplest form, Asteya asks that we not take what does not belong to us. While most of us wouldn’t be categorized as a thief, this yogic principle draws our attention to more subtle ways in which we rob not only others but ourselves, on and off the yoga mat. Asteya allows us to peek into the silent ways we ....