Dhyana and Samadhi

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for Working Mothers Samadhi

We’ve come to the last two limbs of the yogic path Dhyana and Samadhi.  I’m kind of sad it’s coming to an end!  I’ve really loved exploring these concepts from a working momma’s point of view.  I hope this series has helped you as much as it’s helped me! I’ve grouped these two last limbs […]

Dharana

yoga sutras of patanjali for working mothers Dharana

Dharana is the gathering of consciousness and focusing it within.  This is otherwise known as contemplation.   Many times techniques that we think of as meditation technically fall under the limb of contemplation.  Semantics I guess…but we’re getting pretty technical here. With this concept, we filter out all other distractions and hold an object in […]

Pratyahara

Yoga sutras of patanjali for working mothers pratyahara

Pratyahara is the practice of drawing the senses inward.  When you decrease stimulation to the senses, your inner light shines.  When we truly quiet the mind and withdraw from the stimulation of the senses, the inner flame that we all have within has a chance to be revealed and we are open to infinite wisdom.   Pratyahara brings us […]

Pranayama

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for Working Mothers Pranayama

Welcome back to the 8 Limbs of Yoga Wellness for Working Yogi Mommas! Today we look into the fourth aspect of a yogic life, Pranayama. Prana is the universal life force that we can enhance and control with the use of our breath.  Through control of our breathing pattern, we can either uplift or calm […]

Asanas

Yogi Sutras of Patanjali for Working Mothers Asana

And now the Limb you’ve all been waiting for…the actual Yoga Poses! These are called Asanas. Did you know that there are only THREE sutras dedicated to the physical practice of yoga? Seriously! Only three! And think of the whole booming industry, that has exploded from these three sutras. I’ve noticed that yoga asana practice […]

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Niyamas

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for Working Mothers Niyamas

Now that we’ve begun refraining from harmful actions, we need to enhance our lives by ACTION with the Niyamas.   Nature abhors a vacuum and will always replace a space.  Here, we begin to embrace ACTION based suggestions, that focus on the self.  We can integrate these activities into our busy lives easily,  as each […]

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Yamas

Yoga Sutras Yamas Working Yogi Momma

The first limb of the 8 fold yoga path, as found in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, consists of 5 things (yamas) you shouldn’t be doing. Five actions that if we refrain from, will remove obstacles from our lives. Sometimes we commit these acts to other people, more often towards ourselves….especially as busy working mommas. The point […]

New Yoga Wellness Series

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Last November I had a huge disappointment when I had to cancel my first yoga retreat. I had a dream, 10 years in the making of leading a Yoga Wellness retreat in the mountains of Colorado. Every week I lead Hatha and Aqua Yoga classes at our beautiful, local hot springs. The owners and I […]