Santosha

Don't block the bliss!  Practice Santosha, the nectar of Yoga that draws many practitioners back to the mat over and over again.  Santosha can exist as a physical sensation that is produced within the body and the psyche post practice.  Among other benefits, Santosha resets the nervous system and produces a feeling of calm and contentment with what is.

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Amy GreywittMetta Yoga
Saucha

Saucha means purity or cleanliness. The first of the Niyamas - the internal code of conduct and second limb of Patanjali's Sutras. Are the most important corners of the space that you reside in every day being cleaned and tidied? 

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Amy Greywitt
Aparigraha

We hold on because we are afraid of change, we prefer our comfort zone. We like to have control, or think we have control, of how things will be.  Our ego feeds on grasping.  Read on for examples of how to practice non-grasping.

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Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya is the art and practice of “seeing the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred.”  - Deborah Adele

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Amy Greywitt
Asteya

This month’s Yama is all about not stealing from ourselves and others. Asteya is about how we treat ourselves and the people closest to us. It is one of the foundational ethics for how to live a happier life, now!

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Charlotte Vetter
Satya

Truth is often in the eye of the beholder, a gray area that is interpreted by each individual. Discerning what is "true" or "right" is often based upon our history, the story we tell ourselves in our mind and our influencers. Truth exists in a myriad of shades and colors, but only we choose what truth really means. 

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Charlotte Vetter
Ahimsa

We have created this blog for those of you looking to take your yoga beyond the asana practice.  Learn with us as we explore yoga philosophy, starting with the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The first limb of the Sutras is called the "Yamas," and the second is called the "Niyamas." We start with the first Yama -- Ahimsa. Join us on this journey!

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