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Episode 001 – The Eightfold Path

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The Daily Yogi #21: True That!

The Daily Yogi #21: True That!

true that Ghetto form of true, indeed, yep, I concur, I agree, that’s true urbandictionary.com Patanjula was a power sage, the real deal. His truth was raw and potent. What did he mean in this ancient sutra, and what does it mean for us today? Satya is a Sanskrit term for unchangeable, or absolute truth. We learn to consider satya in our studies of the yamas (ethical considerations) and nyamas

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The Daily Yogi #20: Yoga is Sexy

The Daily Yogi #20: Yoga is Sexy

“I’m not interested in yoga porn!” -Unnamed yoga teacher, regarding the image used in a recent post.

One of the tenets of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a staple basic text of yoga, is not to engage in sexual intercourse. A niyama (ethical) yoga principle suggests brahmacarcya, non-excess, which is often taken to mean sexual purity. The literal translation is something like, “walking with God,”…

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The Daily Yogi #19: Own Your Awesome-OH YEAH!

The Daily Yogi #19: Own Your Awesome-OH YEAH!

Own Your Awesome, O.Y.A. OH YEAH! Yogi D wanna spell it out for y’all. A

Own your awesomeness

B

Because you’re bad to the bone
your inner truth wants to be shown
You’re not a alone
Do some yoga, get toned
Strengthen bone

C

Create your own potential
in business and residential

D

Destroy all illusions

E

Eliminate confusions
Engage your awesomeness
Every day you are amazed
Your confidence is never…

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The Daily Yogi #18: Don’t Think of a Juicy Lemon!

The Daily Yogi #18: Don’t Think of a Juicy Lemon!

Hatha yoga practices bring certain powers (such as clairvoyance and clairaudience) called siddhis, about which Svatmarama cautions the aspirant, if he does not practice with the proper attitude, there is danger that he will misuse these powers. (Patanjuli calls the siddhis worthless, and a hindrance to the true goal of Self-realization). Svatmarama says that practice has to be done without…

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The Daily Yogi #17: No Gifts, Only Presence

The Daily Yogi #17: No Gifts, Only Presence

A guy asked his guru what he wanted for his birthday. He said, “No gifts, only presence.”

Yoga asks us to be mindful. But what often happens when we try to be mindful? The mind rejects our idea immediately. To practice mindfulness is said to be like taming a wild elephant. If it were easy, everyone would do it and there’d be a lot more enlightened Buddhas around. To tame the mind means to train…

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The Daily Yogi #16: E.G.O.-Everybody’s Got One

The Daily Yogi #16: E.G.O.-Everybody’s Got One

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung believed that archetypes are models of people, behaviors or personalities. Jung suggested that the psyche was composed of three components: the ego, the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious. According to Jung, the ego represents the conscious mind while the personal unconscious contains memories, including those that have been suppressed. The collective…

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The Daily Yogi #15: Light Your Fire

The Daily Yogi #15: Light Your Fire

Feels like I’m on fire
My body’s a hundred degrees
Every time you’re standing next to me
Feels like I’m on fire
-Bruno Mars

What does it mean to light your inner fire?

In yoga we practice generating a special kind of internal heat called tapas which means “to burn.” But we burn more than calories with our yoga practice and it affects us beyond our physical dimension. In our CorePower Yogaheated…

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The Daily Yogi #14: Mind Training-Give it Up!

The Daily Yogi #14: Mind Training-Give it Up!

In the Mahayana (Great Vehicle) we talk more in terms of training the mind. That is
the next step. The mind is already tamed, therefore it can be trained. In
other words, we have been able to domesticate our mind by practicing
Hinayana (Small Vehicle) discipline according to the principles of the buddhadharma.
Having domesticated our mind, then we can use it further. It’s like the
story of…

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