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Self Study- Niyama #4

Today we look at Niyama #4  Svadhyaya The word itself is made up of Sva, meaning own, self, or the human soul, and Adhyaya, meaning lesson, lecture, or reading, and can imply the practice of studying scriptures, as well as a practice of studying the Self. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra says: "Study thy self, discover the divine" II.44 as we move forward in our asana and in our life it is important that we do self-study to become more successful. By studying ‘the self’ and recognizing our habits and thought processes, we realize how much of what we do and think is far from who we really know we are. When we listen to the ego, we often do things that don’t always align with our true beliefs or intuition. We are out of Congruence. We move in a way that is not natural. In business, we often make decisions that [...]

Yoga for Success…… Tapas, Niyama #3

Niyama #3 is TAPAS- The word TAPAS is formed from the root “TAP” which means “to burn”, “to radiate”, “to be consumed by fire”. Fire is the symbol for the ardent desire or for the invincible will to achieve something. Think about this—— “the invincible will to achieve something” As entrepreneur, this is what we have. We have an invincible will to bring to fruition our dreams into this material world. How many of us know that you can use Yoga for success? Yoga as a way of life can lead to success. TAPAS implies an ardent effort directed toward a defined purpose. We set goals, and take action to achieve those goals. TAPAS also tells us there is one catch- this desire or will must be exerted in a totally detached and patient manner, renouncing the fruits (the results) of your actions — in other words, Detach from the [...]