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TT33: How Practicing Contentment (Santosha) Helped Me Work Through Depression

This practice changed my life. 

Around 12 years ago I was struggling with depression and feeling stuck on how to navigate it. 

I knew something needed to change so when I heard about a practice that could possibly help, I was eager to try it. 

The practice, I know now, shares its roots with this ancient teaching of Yoga Philosophy. 

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TT30: Saucha: How Your Choices & Environments Shape Your Mind

Saucha means cleanliness and it’s the first of 5 niyamas (disciplines) - things we aim to do to achieve the 8 limbs of yoga. Recent research in quantum physics has fascinating implications for how our minds shape our environments and vice versa. Practicing saucha means being mindful of the ‘cleanliness’ of your mind just as much as the cleanliness of your body. To perceive...

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TT29: Aparigraha: Non-Attachment to Thoughts, Relationships and Outcomes

Aparigraha means “non-grasping” and is the final “don’t” of Yoga Philosophy. It asks us to be aware of where we grasp to results, behaviors and anything external that may ultimately lead to suffering and disconnection from our true self.

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What is Aparigraha? Is it healthy to practice non-attachment? Is that unrealistic? How can we...

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TT28: Brahmacharya: How to Manage Your Time, Energy & Attention

Brahmacharya comes form the words brahman (the source of which are all a part) and acharya “to walk with” to “follow the lead” or “to lead.” So why is this Yama often defined as “abstinence from sex?”

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What is Brahmacharya? Is it abstinence from sex? Why? How does Brahmacharya relate to taoist and tantric sexual...

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TT6: What Was The First Written Use of The Word Yoga?

In modern discussion of yoga there is a lot of conflict about what is or isn't yoga. Now we have so many permutations, and so many people claiming their yoga is more authentic, who should we listen to?
 
In this podcast I will go all the way back to the oldest written mention of the word yoga to explore it's definition and practice and how that applies to our modern, westernized...
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