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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

BOOK: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda – The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the primary text of Raja Yoga – the path of concentration and meditation. I first read it during my yoga teacher training and continue to reference it. The Sutras, or thought-threads, are at least 4,000 years old and cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures. They also provide guidance for dealing with situations in everyday life.

The Power of… ZERO

Purposeful Living

ZERO. Is the presence of nothing different from the absence of something? Does the term “ground zero” mean the beginning or the end? Are you comfortable with empty space? Zero is both a number and a concept. Many historians state that the introduction of zero was the most significant achievement in the development of our counting system because it made calculation with large numbers feasible. The inclusion of zero introduced negative numbers and opened up a new world of mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and business.

The Power of… THE UNIVERSE

The Vast Sky

THE UNIVERSE. Do you know who and what you are? Do you know your role in this Universe? How often do you think about the world in which you live? I’m not talking about politics or the economy. I’m talking about the power of the Universe – the vastness of the sky, the depths of the ocean, the richness of the earth, the diversity in Nature, and you as a sentient participant. Whenever I go to Washington, D.C., I hire Mohammed

The Power of… PERSEVERANCE

Perseverence Wins

PERSEVERANCE. Are you a “finisher”? How do you remain focused and not let criticism and obstacles shut you down? After the devastating loss to Bobby Rush in his bid for Congress in 2000, Barack Obama could have given up his dream to break into national politics. The defeat weighed heavy on his ego…

Adult ADD

Focus Food

Q&A: Do you have any natural suggestions for Adult ADD? My doctor suggested yoga. I’ve also heard that certain foods can help.

Brain Power

Brain Power

PWR TIP: The brain, with its astounding computational power, is the main server of our system. Are you doing things to decrease its operating potential or boost its functioning ability? There are many reasons why we forget things. The good news is there are ways to optimize the brain’s functioning power and lengthen your mentally active years.

Today I Let My Light Shine

Hollywood, Florida

VIDEO MINI-ESCAPES: Tune your mind with one-minute Power Living® Mini-Escapes. This one is “Today I Let My Light Shine.” The video was shot in beautiful Hollywood, Florida.

The Power of… JOY

Smile

JOY. What makes your spirit smile? Are you experiencing at least one instance of pure joy every day? Do you regularly share acts of kindness? It’s been said that pleasure is in the body, happiness is in the mind, and joy is in the heart. Both pleasure and happiness are fleeting. Joy, on the other hand, is a fruit of the Spirit – a deep-in-the-soul feeling.

De-Compress

Meditation

Q&A: I feel like I am in a downward spiral… Over the last couple of months, I’ve watched my investment accounts dwindle which is stressing me out.