If you’ve delved deeply enough into yoga you have probably come across the Sanskrit word ‘kriya.’ Perhaps you’ve even practiced some kriyas in a Yogi Bhajan Kundalini Yoga class, or you’ve seen seated yogis in the park with their arms in the air doing some kind of strange breathing technique but didn’t know what it was. In this post, I’ll attempt to demystify kriya a bit.Read More
There’s a lot of interest in yoga these days. But also a lot of confusion about what it is. A majority of Westerners think that it’s choreographed stretching in special clothes, and sometimes the state of relaxation that results from all that stretching. That’s what I thought it was when I started fourteen years ago. But, this postural yoga that has become synonymous with yoga in the West is just a tiny portion of yoga, and is actually a fairly recent development (primarily developed in the last hundred years or so).
So what is yoga?Read More