Memories of Ecstasy

I do a lot of thinking about ecstasy. I suppose that’s because it was a singular experience of it during a yoga practice — bursting through my pores, practically palpable, and unleashed like a river — that first connected me to a feeling of having come home to my life’s purpose.… Read more

What are yogis talking about when they talk about ‘prana’?

prana

Across yogic lineages breath is central to the practice. We reach and lean, twist, and fold, but without attention to breath, which facilitates access to complete presence, we are merely performing aerobics.

A Buddhist Perspective

Famously, Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh recommends repeating this as a way to arrive in the present moment:

I am breathing in.Read more