What is Brahmacharya? Is it possible to practice it? The meaning is to search for Brahman. Brahman is everywhere and can be found by connecting with one’s inner self. This self-realization is only possible with complete control in thought, word, and action of all the senses 24/7. An individual practicing Brahmacharya is free of all desires and passions. Continue reading
Abhinivesha means clinging to life, deep sense of anxiety, fear of death. It is from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Sutra II.3.
What are we clinging to if we are no longer battling for basic survival? We are governed by five afflictions. They are ignorance, ego, desire, aversion, and fear of death. What is the death we fear? Continue reading
We all take great care of our body. We use fragrant soaps, lotions and perfumes. Our desire is to look good and attractive. We touch up and blow-dry our pictures on facebook and want to present a beautiful persona to the world. We eat healthy as we aspire to be full of energy and have a glow of wellbeing. We exercise and many of us came to Yoga because we wanted to remain fit. When we are unwell, we go to the doctor and take care of ourselves. We are completely involved with our external appearance. Continue reading