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The Eight Limbs of Yoga: Part 7

The seventh limb: dhyana In the yoga philosophy, yogis are encouraged to walk the eightfold path. The eight limbs of yoga, as they are often referred to, act as guidelines for how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. These steps … Continue reading

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga: Part 6

The sixth limb: dharana In the yoga philosophy, yogis are encouraged to walk the eightfold path. The eight limbs of yoga, as they are often referred to, act as guidelines for how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. These … Continue reading

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga: Part 5

The fifth limb: pratyahara In the yoga philosophy, yogis are encouraged to walk the eightfold path. The eight limbs of yoga, as they are often referred to, act as guidelines for how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. These … Continue reading

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga: Part 4

The fourth limb: pranayama In the yoga philosophy, yogis are encouraged to walk the eightfold path. The eight limbs of yoga, as they are often referred to, act as guidelines for how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. These … Continue reading

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga: Part 3

The third limb: asana In the yoga philosophy, yogis are encouraged to walk the eightfold path. The eight limbs of yoga, as they are often referred to, act as guidelines for how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. These … Continue reading

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga: Part 2

The Second Limb: Niyama In the yoga philosophy, yogis are encouraged to walk the eightfold path. The eight limbs of yoga, as they are often referred to, act as guidelines for how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. These … Continue reading

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga: Part 1

The First Limb: Yama In the yoga philosophy, yogis are encouraged to walk the eightfold path. The eight limbs of yoga, as they are often referred to, act as guidelines for how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. These … Continue reading

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There’s Not Enough Time in the Day? Oh, Yes, There Is!

Generally speaking, we are all very busy people. It is the American way, especially if you live in a large, urban environment like Houston. We are constantly chanting, “go, go, go,” to ourselves as we move from one thing to … Continue reading

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The Value of Breathing

We all know that if we stopped breathing, we would stop living. We learn this truth early on in life. Have you ever asked yourself exactly why we breathe and the value of breathing? I started pondering this question when … Continue reading

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What Is Om?

Some yoga instructors lead students in chanting om at the beginning and/or end of class. Together as one unit, students and teacher alike take an inhale and then slowly exhale the sound of om as a chant. When done in this … Continue reading

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