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Tag: Patanjali

The Four Keys to Happiness

In the Yoga Sutra’s Chapter 1.33, Pantanjali gives us a four-part process to help us clear our hearts of negative energies as a means for quieting our minds. These are known as the Four Keys to Happiness. So what are we unlocking, that’s in the way of our joy? The Four Locks are the four kinds of people that we encounter in life: Happy people (sukha), Unhappy people (dukha), Honorable people (punya) and Malicious people (apunya). The Yogic model proposes that in order to access these four keys we must nurture these attitudes: 1. Maitri (friendliness): Kindness and friendliness to those who are happy. Instead of being jealous we should be happy for other people’s happiness. Rather than living with mental scarcity thinking one person’s happiness will cause us to…

The Yoga Begins Now

“The Yoga Begins Now.” – The Yoga Sutras, 1.1  The opening line of The Yoga Sutras serves as a reminder that yoga and all it encompasses is available to us now in the present moment. In each moment, we are presented with the opportunity to think, speak, and act from a present-centered place across all aspects of our human experience. Live Your Yoga moment to moment in Alchemy of Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Silvia Mordini will teach you the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras through the framework of the Alchemy of Happiness. Opportunities for Learning: Costa Rica: July 30 – August 20th, 2016 Bali: October 1 – 22, 2016 Special discount offerings now through June 30th!    

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