The Sixth Yoga Sutra

They are right knowledge, misperception, conceptualization, sleep and memory. These are the five types of thought, and in the subsequent sutras Patanjali will discuss each of these. As I slowly move through these first yoga sutras, I realize I am observing myself – watching, thinking. Almost as if I am watching a movie about “Someone…

On Holding and Being Held

This month I attended the annual Teachers Conference at Kripalu, the yoga and meditation center in the Berkshires. I arrived at the Albany airport and drove out to Stockbridge, feeling unexpectedly agitated, gloomy. Several years ago, when I was married and living in the Adirondacks, I used to fly in and out of Albany to…