Introduction to the Three Doshas of Ayurveda

Before coming to Shree Hari Yoga School a month ago, I was admittedly a layman when it came to the topic of Ayurveda.  I was briefed on some basic facets of the subject in my yoga teacher training, but since then never dover deeper into it.  We were very fortunate to have a guest teacher…

Initiation

Things are getting really exciting over here at Shree Hari Yoga School! Just this past Monday we welcomed the 200 hour yoga teacher trainers, and now we are a full house with all of them, along with our 300 hour students and staff. In order to initiate the new students into their yoga teacher training…

We Miss You All Here in Dharamsala

There is undeniably something mystical about the mountain regions of the world, and Dharamsala is no exception.  Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this area of India is the place where the Dalai Lama chose to live in exile, along with many other Tibetans.  This gem is also home to many Indians from many…

Alan Watts

“Transiency is a mark of spirituality. A lot of people think the opposite… that the spiritual things are the everlasting things. But, you see, the more a things tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.” ~Alan Watts There was a time in my life where I would fall asleep listening to…

Limb By Limb Series

The Eight Limbs of Yoga-Part VI “Where the mind goes, the prana follows.”  The Great South Indian saint, Thirumular, shared this truth many eons ago.  The word Prana literally means breath or vitality.  It is a cosmic force that gives life to everything.  Without it, nothing would move or function.  Because prana is difficult to control, but…

A Dedication to My Yoga Student

“Learn to lead a dedicated life.  Whatever you do, do it for others…..The entire life is an open book, a scripture.  Read it.  Learn while digging a pit or chopping some wood or cooking some food.  If you can’t learn from your daily activities, how are you going to understand the scriptures?”  This was Sri…

The Limb By Limb Series

Eight Limbs of Yoga-Part V Welcome back to the Limb By Limb Series which serves as a tool to introduce Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga as described in the Yoga Sutras.  Each limb is a step on the path toward living a more virtuous, healthy and happy life.  So far I have covered the first…

A Yogic Concept of Death

I spend half the year living in a beautiful mountain valley community in the North of Thailand.  A few days ago, on October 13, 2016, the revered King of Thailand passed away. Bhumibol Adulyadej ruled the country for 70 years, making him the longest reigning monarch in history.  Throughout all of Thailand you see photos of the King…

4 things to remember for your yoga teacher training next week

The time has finally arrived!!! Some of you are embarking on a grand journey to Gokarna, India, where you will be attending a yoga teacher training at the great Shree Hari Yoga School.  Already you have been courageous enough to take the leap and do something good for yourself by signing up.  Now, you are…

The Limb By Limb Series

THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA—PART IV Last week I began explaining the second limb on The Eightfold Path called Niyama.  Coupled with the first limb, Yama, these limbs are designed to guide you through this life so that you live one full of dignity and compassion.  Yamas, again, are ethical codes to abide by to…

The Limb By Limb Series

THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA—PART III The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali describe an eightfold path you can explore and dedicate your life to.  Beginning with Yama, or moral codes, immediately allows you to understand how impactful your role of being a good person in society is.  Treating all living things with the utmost respect is…

THE LIMB BY LIMB SERIES

THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA- PART II The Eight Limbs of yoga is a blueprint to help guide you toward living a more virtuous life.  2 weeks ago I explored part of the first limb on the path called Yama, which encompasses how you should treat all living beings.  Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truthfulness) and Asteya (non-stealing) are…