• Exploring Pantanjali’s Yamas – Ahimsa

    Ahimsa is the first of the Yamas, which when translated means nonviolence.  The Yamas are part of the eight-limb path of Pantanjali designed to help move a person along the path of enlightenment.  Nonviolence seems pretty straightforward – don’t beat anyone up, do no harm to any living creature, right?  Turns out, while this is certainly part of Ahimsa, there are acts of violence that people commit each day that they probably have no idea are actually violent. Have you ever tried to tell someone how to do something better?  Ever find yourself trying to “fix” someone else?  How about worrying about another person’s well-being or choices?  Guess what?  In…

  • Gain Balance

    You may have noticed that this is the lead-off phrase in our tagline.  Gain Balance.  We put it first, because we think it is probably one of the most difficult things to attain in a modern society.  With a ton of seeming “have-to’s”, like working to pay the bills, raising children, going to school, or caring for an aging parent, how does a person carve out the time necessary for self-care and reset? We know for ourselves that finding time for the have-to’s is even an increasingly difficult challenge that leaves us sleep deprived, cranky, and reaching for our box of Thin Mints Here is what we know for sure –…