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Niyama Recap

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Niyama: The Foundation of Personal Practice We’re coming to the end of our study of the niyamas (for now…) and I’m excited to share a guest sermon written by my friend and colleague Marci Becker. She offers deep reflection (that I know so many people in this ... (Continue Reading)

By |February 27th, 2021|Categories: Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|

Yoga Sutra 2.44 Svadhyaya

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Niyama: The Foundation of Personal Practice In this week's sermon we turn our attention toward the 4th niyama (remember, the 5 niyamas form the foundation of our personal practice). The 4th niyama is svadhyaya, which means "to move toward one's self." There’s an understanding in spiritual traditions ... (Continue Reading)

By |February 13th, 2021|Categories: Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|

Yoga Sutra 2.43 Tapas

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Niyama: The Foundation of Personal Practice Tapas is such an integral part of practice that my teacher says: “There can be no Yoga without tapas.” This sermon is about inner fire. It's about what it takes to build, contain, harness, and direct energy. It's about what it ... (Continue Reading)

By |February 6th, 2021|Categories: Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|

Yoga Sutra 2.42 Santosha

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Niyama: The Foundation of Personal Practice Yoga Sutra 2.42 Santosha (& Gratitude) REFLECTION QUESTIONS How often does your thinking take the shape of an if/then statement? If this happens, then I’ll be happy... When that happens, everything will ... (Continue Reading)

By |January 16th, 2021|Categories: Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|

Yoga Sutra 2.40-41 Sauca

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Niyama: The Foundation of Personal Practice Yoga Sutra 2.40-41 Śauca (& clarity) REFLECTION QUESTIONS What are the habits that hinder your ability to think clearly, choose happiness, maintain focus, and remember your True Self? What are the "opposites" ... (Continue Reading)

By |January 9th, 2021|Categories: Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|

Gratitude as a Quality of Being

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Late Fall 2020 The 2nd limb of yoga practice is called the niyama-s, which is a 5-part teaching about how to live in right relationship with yourself. It's a potent set of teachings that includes the practice of contentment. Contentment is not the passive acceptance of life ... (Continue Reading)

By |November 28th, 2020|Categories: Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|
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