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Alice G. Walton

kriya
The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Kriya

"Life is a lot like holding a pot in your bare hands - it hurts! Yoga is realizing that you can let go of the pot. We're holding on so hard to our ideas about ourselves, and holding on…

sastanga
The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Satsanga

We get entrained by those around us. You become a different person if you hang out in a bar versus satsanga with people studying and practicing to be their best selves. It's sort of like 'you are what you…

duhkha
The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Duhkha

Duhkha is almost always translated as suffering and something to avoid. But it’s more like uneasiness, or discomfort. Duhkha is not something that we can really get rid of, it’s something that resides within us, always. Even when you’re…

bandhas
The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Bandhas

So, bandha can have a lot of different connotations. In yoga class, it typically refers to the more advanced practice of the yogic locks. Philosophically, it has different meanings, which, in various ways, all conjure up the larger aims…

The Language of Yoga
The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Jai Ma

And this attention-shifting is important whether you're having a rough day, or whether you just want to express your gratitude to the universe, and to the power and importance of change. …

The Language of Yoga
The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Prana

Yogis believe that 'energy' - also known as prana - is the universal life force that makes all our bodies systems work, our mental and emotional systems produce activity, and fully sustains our actual 'aliveness.'…