"Waiting with me were a couple of chain-smoking, real-deal hells angels, they in their 'uniforms' and me in mine." Click to see the whole story:
In the spirit of thanksgiving, Here's how to express words of gratitude in 50 languages:
Every few thousand years, a good book comes along. Patanjali, often called the father of classical yoga was the first known person to gather the knowledge of Yoga and write it down, penning the Yoga Sutras. See this list of must-have translations, and a video of Krishnamacharya practicing at 50 years old in 1938.
Tapas is most often the doing part of Yoga, that bit of extra effort that makes us stronger... but for someone who tends to overdo, Tapas could mean doing less, say, resting in a child's pose for a few breaths. Be sure to see the attached photo.
Invariably the question: "Why 108?" comes up. There are many opinions about Why 108, but here I'll mention a few that people tend to agree upon.
Some have literally reported that in all the “Vinyasa” classes they had taken previously, the pace was so frantic that they hardly had time to take a breath.