I tend to leave this yama alone. It has such a bad rap. The fourth of the Yamas, Brahmacharya is often translated as ‘celibacy’ or ‘chastity’, which doesn’t always make for a very popular yama. In yogic tradition, ‘Brahmacharya’ is meant to encourage those involved in the practice of yoga to conserve their sexual energy, … Continue reading Manage your energy – Brahmacharya
Ahimsa - 'Non-harmfulness (harmlessness). To not wish harm to any living creature — not even to any lifeless object.' The Hindu mystic Patanjali wrote a scripture called the Yoga Sutras, where he outlines yamas (restraints, or what one should not do) and niyamas (observances, or what one should do). Ahimsa is the first of the yamas, often considered … Continue reading Ahimsa – practicing harmlessness on yourself
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I confess – I’m a yogi style queen. On my yoga journey, I have transferred my passion for all things stylish in shoes and handbags to yoga clothes. My Jimmy Choos look mournfully at me underneath some yoga mats, my Balenciaga handbag scowls at me hanging behind some yoga capri pants and sports top. My … Continue reading Perils of a Yoga style Queen