Tag: karma

Ashtanga Yoga: Eight Limb Yoga

Yoga means “union” in the sense of union with the Divine. In this sense, yoga is the path and goal of all human existence, that is, the realization of the Self as our true, inner nature. In the West, yoga has come to mean only hatha yoga or yoga postures (asanas). In fact, this is only one aspect of the…

The Purpose of Karma and Healing

Yes, you are here to heal. We are all here to heal. It is not easy, but it is possible, because it is our true essence and our ultimate goal. So start thinking of health—be it on a physical, mental or spiritual level—as freedom, for that is what it truly is, and perceiving yourself as a whole being, for there is no true healing on only one level…

About the Nature of Pain

We all know what pain is, we all have experienced physical, mental, or emotional pain at some point or another throughout our life. Pain is suffering and as long as we are in the body, it is inevitable, it is part of life. Yet we seldom understand what the meaning of our pain is, what its purpose may be, or how it arises, and we try to avoid it at any cost, sometimes even at a high price with drugs, alcohol, or other addictions.