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October Theme: Svadhyaya/ Self Study

October Theme: Svadhyaya/ Self Study

I feel especially happy to be writing this month’s blog. Firstly, it’s OCTOBER. The best month of the year, in my opinion! And secondly, this month we are focusing on one my favorite concepts from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: that of Svadhyaya, or self-study.  The...
August Theme: Santosha/Contentment

August Theme: Santosha/Contentment

It is the dead of summer in Albuquerque as I write this, that time when a slowness descends in the afternoons, and at time an anxiousness, waiting for rain to fall or temperatures to change. We tell each other how hot it is, how we’re ready for fall.  Perhaps it’s...
July Theme: Saucha/ Cleanliness & Purity

July Theme: Saucha/ Cleanliness & Purity

Here at Indi, we’ve dedicated 2019 to a monthly study of themes and topics from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali—specifically the Yamas and the Niyamas.  Having spent the first six months of 2019 focusing on the Yamas (social restraints, or observations of behavior in...
April Blog: Asteya/Non-Stealing

April Blog: Asteya/Non-Stealing

As we move through the Yamas (self-regulating behaviors) discussed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, April brings us to a new theme: the third of the Yamas, Asteya. Typically translated as “non-stealing,” this precept may sound like it’s generally about not taking...
March Theme: Satya/Truthfulness

March Theme: Satya/Truthfulness

As we continue exploring concepts from the Yamas and the Niyamas laid out in the Yoga Sutras, it strikes me that this month’s theme—Satya—is an especially interesting one for the times that we’re living in. In an era of “alternative facts,” and a world in which we’re...