Read-Along: Yoga for a World Out of Balance (Michael Stone)
Read-Along / Self-Practice Journal / Yoga Philosophy

Read-Along: Yoga for a World Out of Balance (Michael Stone)

Over the past several months, I’ve reviewed some popular yoga books here on Om Shanti. These reviews were fairly conventional in their style and format — i.e., I provided a basic overview of the book, without revealing too much, and mentioned a few things about each book that I liked. The next book on my reading list, … Continue reading

Yoga Product Review: Visvamitrasana: Vol. 1 of the Sage Series
Self-Practice Journal / Yoga Stuff

Yoga Product Review: Visvamitrasana: Vol. 1 of the Sage Series

In yesterday’s post, “Self Practice vs. Home Practice,” I mentioned some of the helpful tools I use to get myself to practice at home, especially when I don’t feel up to self-directing my own practice. I’ve tried a wide range of yoga DVDs, podcasts, and some guided audio classes. Most are pretty forgettable, so when … Continue reading

Beyond Asana: “Going Meta” on Your Yoga Practice
Beyond Asana / Self-Practice Journal / Yoga Musings / Yoga Philosophy

Beyond Asana: “Going Meta” on Your Yoga Practice

The other day, I posted some remarks about my New Year’s resolution, which is to go “beyond asana” and cultivate a more well-rounded yoga practice. The specific areas I discussed were (1) Meditation, (2) Pranayama, and (3) Yamas/Niyamas. Today, I want to discuss what I have found to be a useful first step towards pursuing … Continue reading