Posts Tagged ‘Yoga Sutras’

The Most Glorious Side of Humanity ~ On cancer and empathy

The Most Glorious Side of Humanity ~ On cancer and empathy

Here is a piece just published in Elephant Journal I kinda started in 2010 when I first got cancer and I was the recipient of such outpouring of compassion. In many ways this is a big “Thank You” to all those who showed care and support. “Empathy, the gateway to our essential nature. When this [...]


Citta Chats videos: Free Virtual Yoga Philosophy Course

Citta Chats videos: Free Virtual Yoga Philosophy Course

Free virtual Yoga Philosophy course Citta Chats video series is an ongoing collection of discussions with Karl Erb and guests exploring the source texts and teachings of Yoga. The idea came up as we held fun in person discussion groups that were engaging and led some to ask how else they could participate. The videos [...]


How can I practice “dispassion” when there is such suffering?

How can I practice "dispassion" when there is such suffering?

On Equanimity, Dispassion and Empathy: Everyday we experience ups and downs, things that bring a smile to our face or a knot to our hearts. For some the trials and suffering others, homeless in the streets, a child crying, an argument between lovers and so on will elicit an emotional response. Even those apparently numb [...]


Why Meditate? Part 2 … thoughts on intention and effects.

Why Meditate? Part 2 ... thoughts on intention and effects.

New FREE Meditation practice Sundays, 8:20 am – 8:50am, Yoga Tree Valencia San Francisco Yoga is first and foremost a practice, a means, of purifying the heart/mind, anta karana suddhi, for self-knowledge. The yoga sastra, or source texts, the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, tell us this. Asana, or the posture practice is but [...]


Yoga as Coaching: Personality, temperament, samskaras and change

Yoga as Coaching: Personality, temperament, samskaras and change

Are we innately inclined to certain temperaments? Am I “Just the way I am” or is there choice in change, discernment in action and impulse? Both Yoga and Science explore these questions and arrive at similar conclusions. The persistent nature and nurture interplay continues to evolve in our understanding. A recent article in Psychotherapy Networker [...]


Emerson, Vedanta & Serendipity (Karl’s musings, book, conference)

So I’m reading a book on Emerson by Richard G. Geldard I saw reviewed in an old issue of Parabola (a magazine on world mythology and spirituality I’ve been into since high school). I have always been a fan of Emerson since high school or earlier, and Thoreau, Whitman… I realize now much of Emerson [...]


book: strong recommend. Good Story, Yoga Sutras and Great Teachings – “How Yoga Works”

book: strong recommend. Good Story, Yoga Sutras and Great Teachings - "How Yoga Works"

I am reading a wonderful book a friend brought to me when I was in the hospital. The book, “How Yoga Works” has inspired me greatly in practice and kept students in mind as well. This book is perhaps the best I have ever read on Yoga, due to its genuine accuracy and truth of [...]