Yoga Mind Glossary: Tapas

November 9, 2017

No, it’s not little plates of food; actually, my definition of the Yoga principle Tapas during my teacher training was “little plates of hell.” In Yoga philosophy, Tapas (pronounced TAH-pas) is the process of learning from pain—not physical pain, though that can definitely be a good teacher. Tapas addresses emotional pain, and gives us a […]

Yoga Mind glossary: Sankalpa

November 1, 2017

A Sankalpa is an intention. It’s like a cross between a resolution and a promise, only you don’t have to wait until the new year to make one, and because it’s an intention, a Sankalpa doesn’t carry the threat of being broken, the way promises do. In Yoga, we say that we set a Sankalpa. […]