Rajas is one of the gunas—the three basic energetic constituents of the cosmos. The gunas are in a constant flux and they affect everything around us—energy, matter, and consciousness. Rajas… Read More→
Tamas is one of the three gunas—the main energetic constituents of the cosmos. The gunas are in a constant flux and they affect everything around us—energy, matter, and consciousness. Tamas… Read More→
We’ve teamed up with our sister site at Japa Mala Beads for our May giveaway sweepstakes prize. For two weeks YogaBasics readers can have a chance to win a $150 Gift Certificate to Japa Mala Beads! About… Read More→
Yogis need to feel cool, calm and comfortable, especially when practicing yoga on hot summer days. Too much summer warmth can aggravate the pitta dosha and create agitation, irritation, and… Read More→
The sounds of crickets, frogs, and thunderstorms signal summer’s approach. In this month’s list of new yoga music, we share similar contrasts of relaxed, soft, and nurturing music punctuated with… Read More→
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Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved, but hope for the patience to win my freedom.