In preparation for the Telluride Yoga Festival, Aadil met with journalist Susan Viebrock for this interview [Play Interview] Click here to read the full article from Telluride Inside and Out.
As we become more refined, we would take care to look at that which needs the most attention. For most people, the bathroom is the dirtiest place of the house. Saucha of the house starts with the bathroom. Making sure the toilet, showers, and the sink are spotless will help you cultivate respect for your body, because it is the bathroom that you see your body the most. That which is around the house, such as the gardens and the … Continue reading
By Sumathi Reddy at firstname.lastname@example.org A version of this article appeared April 16, 2013, on page D1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Doctor’s Orders: 20 Minutes Of Meditation Twice a Day. At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, doctor’s orders can include an unlikely prescription: meditation. “I recommend five minutes, twice a day, and then gradually increase,” said Aditi Nerurkar, a primary-care doctor and assistant medical director of the Cheng & Tsui Center … Continue reading
When I was 25, I was very ill and turned to meditation to support me. The first demand from my Spirit, through my meditation, was to stop wearing all dark colors, especially black and brown. I was guided to wear happy, uplifting, peaceful colors. To my surprise, my body, my mind and my emotions began to feel more balanced. I had no idea there was such a thing as color therapy. I was an interior designer for many years and … Continue reading
All our lives we hear of the importance of having a “balanced diet.” Yet, when viewed through yogic eyes, this popular conception (like most) proves to be, even on its best days, merely a half truth. What we require is not a balanced diet but a balancing diet. We require a diet that balances us, not itself. In the same way, our personal asana practice should not be balanced but should balance us, and our asana classes should balance our … Continue reading
The magic of Yoga becomes apparent when you realize it has moved out from the yoga studio to touch and enrich the whole of your life. As you practice Yoga, you begin to notice changes in the way you react to events at work and situations at home. With aches and pains no longer nagging you, with your nervous system in a state of calmness, and with your mind not congested with frantic thoughts, you find that you are able … Continue reading
In yoga, cleanliness is called saucha, and is very important on the yoga path. I hope this article will help explain the reason for its importance. Why saucha? Patanjali places saucha as the very first niyama, the first step towards self-exploration. Why would Patanjali give this much importance to cleanliness? Saucha is the foundation of niyama, or personal discipline. The reason is energy. When the body is dirty, it is holding onto past energy. When clothes are dirty, they are … Continue reading