Santosha is one of the niyamas, or self restraints, recommended by Patanjali in the yoga sutras. Mastering the yamas and niyamas is an integral part of the practice of yoga, and so far, one that I find myself continually practicing time and again. I’ve written before about Santosha, the practice of being satisfied with what one has, in my very first post. Desire, though, is not an easy monkey to remove from one’s back nor one’s mind.
“I can resist everything but temptation”
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When I returned from my first visit to Nicaragua, I connected with all my new friends via facebook. Facebook is a strong networking tool, and I like to use it as a way to keep in touch with interesting people I encounter in my travels in the hopes that we’ll connect again in the future. So there I was, back in Austin, posting info about all the fun yoga things that happen in Austin. Whoo, and there are a lot! Austin is a city that supports a strong and healthy yoga community.
One day, I received a short note from the owner of the yoga studio I’d visited here in Nicaragua mentioning that I made him wish he were in the States, what with all the fun yoga happenings occurring in Austin. I responded that my desire was to return to Nicaragua and explore the side of life available here. That’s when he made an offer I couldn’t refuse. Read the rest of this entry
Spacious. That’s how I feel right now, as I spend time with a friend waiting to see what will be next.
A brief illness sent me packing from the island of Ometepe early, and I returned here to Granada to stay with a friend as I recovered. While here, I began searching for my next opportunity. I sent emails after leads I’d heard of, but all came up bust. So I’m in an interesting space of watching life unfold and bustle busily around me but standing in a space absent of movement.
My body has reflected the uncertainty of my mind as it’s forced me to physically stay still while recovering my strength and health. Read the rest of this entry