Category: The Poetry of Yoga

Describing what happens in Yoga

Margaret Kruszewska
Here are a couple ways of understanding what might happen in yoga, from a philosophical perspective. The most discussed explanation is the whole idea of steadying the fluctuations of the mind (called vrittis in Sanskrit). If you've been going to yoga classes, you've probably heard the teacher say or read something like this: we are surrounded by distractions that take us away from our true self. Yoga is a technique that allows us to not be pulled...

Yoga as Shape-Shifting

Margaret Kruszewska
Yoga ShapesSometimes, when I move through the yoga asanas. When I'm really just following my breath and not too concerned with the right place for my every finger and toe. When I trust the rhythm the yoga teacher has set or feel the changes in a music selection leading me. Sometimes, I feel myself as a Cobra and a Fish and Tree. Sometimes it's as if I go through the whole evolutioContinue Reading: Yoga as Shape-Shifting