The 8 Limbs of Yoga

There are eight limbs of yoga – ashtanga (ashta – 8, anga – limbs). My favorite book to discuss this is BKS Iyengar’s book The Tree of Yoga. In it he articulates the eight limbs as parts of a tree and draws this beautiful analogy between the elements...

The Word Yoga Comes From…

…The stem yuj, which means to yoke or bind? There are different interpretations of what is binding or connecting. Some yogis consider it to be more about connecting the mind with the body, through the action of breath. As humans, our brains are constructed in...