My Actions are My Only True Belongings

Facing death, illness, aging, loss and separation often bring about a fundamental shift in priorities. Situations which bring to light our mortality and interdependence can be catalyst for deep transformation. The understanding that the time of death is unknown, and that there is nothing material that we can take with us, can arouse a fundamental… Continue reading My Actions are My Only True Belongings

Abhyasa and Vairagya

  Yoga Sutra I. 12 Abhyasa vairagyambhyam tannirodhah Practice and detachment are the means to still the movements of consciousness. BKS Iyengar (trans) According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the principles of abhyasa and vairagya are the two wings of yoga sadhana¬†(practice). Abhyasa means "effort of long duration, without interruption, preformed with devotion which… Continue reading Abhyasa and Vairagya