Entries by Chopa

4 Steps From Mindfulness To Mysticism – A Meditation Path To Enlightenment

A Complete Meditation Path To Enlightenment When I discovered this meditation system while living at a Tibetan Buddhist centre it changed everything for me. At the time I was engaged in all sorts of spiritual Tibetan Buddhist practices including making prostrations to Buddhas, reciting daily prayers and making imaginary offerings to gurus, attending complicated philosophical […]

Alan Finger on How He Didn’t Choose Yoga, Yoga Chose Him

It was practically ordained by Paramahansa Yogananda that Finger teach. Learn more about his journey from young yogi to creator of ISHTA Yoga. Yoga Journal’s new online Master Class program brings the wisdom of world-renowned teachers to your fingertips, offering access to exclusive workshops with a different master teacher every six weeks. In April, Alan […]

A 5-Minute Gratitude Practice: Focus on the Good by Tapping into Your Senses

Waking up this morning, I glanced at my cell phone and noticed the weather app ominously predicting many days of snow and icy temperatures ahead. Brrr! I could feel the chill of dark thoughts starting to gather. I could feel my body creak with cold and aging. Life’s challenges were seemingly everywhere. And yet…I was […]

Erika Halweil Decodes Sutra 2.16: Prevent Future Pain from Manifesting

With this sutra, Patanjali teaches that yoga practice is preventive medicine for our minds—a way to keep future pain and suffering from manifesting. With this sutra, Patanjali teaches that yoga practice is preventive medicine for our minds—a way to keep future pain and suffering from manifesting. He reminds us that past pain doesn’t exist anymore, […]

#TimesUp: Ending Sexual Abuse in the Yoga Community

Students, teachers, and organizations alike are speaking out—and figuring out where we go from here. Here’s a place to start. #MeToo Mary Taylor, Ashtanga yoga teacher and former co-owner of the Yoga workshop In light of the recent discussion around issues of sexual abuse and harassment that has swept the entertainment, political, and now yoga worlds, […]