sutra 3.53: when it’s wrong to be right

Sutra 3.53: Complete awareness and control for each and every passing moment brings that knowledge which results from the ability to tell what is really real. Translation by Kofi Busia What is “real”? Intuition? The Divine Spark? The Spirit? The Jiva Atman? The mysterious inner workings of our bodies and brains? I don’t know, I…

sutra 3.50: find your “pure being”

Most of us grow up with a learned sense of “right” and “wrong”. Human beings, perhaps in efforts to maintain harmony among beings, have created many rules for behavior that, once established, societies often follow without regularly considering how, why, or even that they’re powerful tools for peace –or that sometimes they end up being…

sutra 3.49: use your awareness for action

Imagine you’re allergic to strawberries. Imagine you grew up in a strawberry-free home and so are ignorant of this allergy. Now picture yourself at a fancy party and a tray of chocolate-covered strawberries floats around the room enticing guests. So, like everyone else is doing, you indulge in the innocuous-looking little treat. And it is…

monthly infrastructure: october 2015

216 Monthly Infrastructure for October 2015 Eka Pada Galavasana Flying Pigeon Pose October 5-11 Hips (Opening) Sutra 3.51 Only by totally renouncing even this is the root-cause of bondage destroyed and liberation attained. Busia October 12-18 Arms (Weight Shift) Sutra 3.52 When these high powers tempt, satisfaction in what has been achieved should be avoided as…

216’s Personalized Fall Kitchari Cleanse

Ayurveda is holistic medical system that fully encompasses the mind, body and spirit. It looks at lifestyle, diet, personal and family health history, physical and psychological attributes, seasons in the weather, age and the whole life to determine imbalances within us. The beauty of ayurveda individualizes, digs deep, detoxifies, eliminates, rebalances, nourishes, rebuilds and rejuvenates…

monthly infrastructure: september 2015

216 Monthly Infrastructure – September 2015 Chaturanga Dandasana and Floating Four-limbed Staff Pose and Floating August 31 – September 6 Chaturanga + the Wrists Sutra 3.46 From this mastery comes manifestation of the ability to become minute as well as other powers. Mind and body become perfect—no form of matter or energy can in any way…

monthly infrastructure: august 2015

Monthly Infrastructure for August 2015 Restorative Yoga Postures This month is a little different! Instead of one pose, you’ll get four –all of them restorative postures! Instead of teaching the “alignment” of the postures, we’ll use the active portion of class (still plenty of flow + sweat!) to prepare you to take full advantage of…