Eight Limbs of Yoga: A study of much more than exercise. By Dr. Christie Smirl

Eight Limbs of Yoga: A study of much more than exercise -  Dr. Christie Smirl The writings of Pantjali proposes eight paths of yoga to attain enlightenment. These eight steps are guidelines to living a meaningful and purposeful life. It is a common misbelief that yoga is just a form of fitness with pretzel like poses. … Continue reading Eight Limbs of Yoga: A study of much more than exercise. By Dr. Christie Smirl

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Ahimsa in Kali Yuga by Dr. Christie Smirl

Ahimsa in Kali Yuga by Dr. Christie Smirl Ahimsa is a concept that has been promoted by Jesus, Buddha, Patanjali, Gandhi and is a core value in most forms of spirituality. The word ahimsa embraces the concept of not-violence and compassion. Ahimsa was written about extensively in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Ahimsa is the first of […]

Puruß╣ú─ürthas – The Four Aims of Life by Dr. Christie Smirl

In yoga philosophy there are four aims of human life called the Puruß╣ú─ürthas.  Puruß╣ú─ürtha means an "object of human pursuit". The four puruß╣ú─ürthas are Dharma (duties), Artha (prosperity), K─üma (pleasure) and Mokß╣úa (liberation). The  Puruß╣ú─ürthas are important to evaluate and measure to live a balanced life. If these four aims are looked at like a … Continue reading Puruß╣ú─ürthas – The Four Aims of Life by Dr. Christie Smirl

Ahimsa in Kali Yuga by Dr. Christie Smirl

Ahimsa in Kali Yuga by Dr. Christie Smirl Ahimsa is a concept that has been promoted by Jesus, Buddha, Patanjali, Gandhi and is a core value in most forms of spirituality. The word ahimsa embraces the concept of not-violence and compassion. Ahimsa was written about extensively in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Ahimsa is the first of … Continue reading Ahimsa in Kali Yuga by Dr. Christie Smirl