Sharing the Yamas and Niyamas with Children: Ahimsa Part 1

********* In this series, I will discuss sharing the Yamas and Niyamas with children. The Yamas and Niyamas are ethical principals that  are outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. They can be applied within any spiritual, religious or secular practice since they deal with how to act peacefully within ourselves and with other people. This first…

How Soon Is Now?

Mama Sutras Series Yoga Sutra 1.1: “Now is the Time for Yoga” In this second examination of the first sutra (the first part can be found here), I’ll approach it from a deconstruction of the sutra. Next time, I’ll look at it from a parenting perspective. This first sutra acts as an introduction for all…

Rebooting The Mama Sutras Series

Last year, I began a project using the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as a framework for looking at gentle parenting and mindful living off the mat. I left the series for awhile as I explored some natural tangents into Buddhism. But, I’m ready to return to the Yoga Sutras. I’ll begin with my original post…

Mama Sutras 1.1 Part the First

Saving-face: Adding second-face to the preface Or the esoteric subtitle: Introduction to the Mama Sutras Sutra 1.1: “Now is the Time for Yoga” Part the First One of the projects I am exploring with TouchstoneZ is life off the yoga mat. And I plan to do this by thinking about and utilizing “The Yoga Sutras…