Puruṣārthas – The Four Aims of Life

Puruṣārthas – The Four Aims of Life

In yoga philosophy there are four aims of human life called the Puruṣārthas.  Puruṣārtha means an “object of human pursuit”. The four puruṣārthas are Dharma (duties), Artha (prosperity), Kāma (pleasure) and Mokṣa (liberation). The  Puruṣārthas are important to...
5 Reasons To Go On A Yoga Retreat

5 Reasons To Go On A Yoga Retreat

At some point in life, we start feeling distracted and lost. It seems that the things are falling apart and our life is going nowhere. Amidst these feelings and thoughts, the best a person can think is to go on a vacation, to unwind and to work towards resetting the...
Easing into Meditation

Easing into Meditation

“There is so much to feel with each breath if only we would take time and allow ourselves to.” Whisper the word “meditation.” What image do you create? Is it a full pink colored lotus flower or a cross legged yogi? Perhaps the image of a strong snow-capped...
What’s up with All the Pretzel Poses?

What’s up with All the Pretzel Poses?

Let’s have a chat about the wacky poses we often see in yoga (and in memes making fun of yoga). Bound twists, arm balances, upside-down and sideways—I thought yoga was about de-stressing and zoning out! Actually, yoga is rarely about zoning out, even though that might...