Category Archives: Yoga Psychology

Is Pain Inevitable?

Is Pain Inevitable?

By Beth Hinnen

In this final article of a series looking at several of Patanjali’s sutras, we come to quite an amazing one buried in the Second Pada: pain that has not yet come is avoidable (2.16). This … Full Story

Be Unaffected

Be Unaffected

Emotions are part of the mind and are one part of its functioning. According to Raja Yoga, there are several different ways the mind functions: the analytic mind, the feeling mind, the thinking mind and the desiring mind.

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Raja Yoga: Exit Strategy for Suffering

Raja Yoga: Exit Strategy for Suffering

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Everyone wants to be happy, but the happiness we seek is elusive. Our lives are spent seeking happiness through possessions, positions, relationships; even our addictions are a misguided search for happiness. And what do we find? Generally, we get a … Full Story

“As You Think, So You Become”

“As You Think, So You Become”

SKMThere is a Sanskrit saying Sri Gurudev often quoted: “Mana eva manushyanam karanam bandha mokshayoho.” It means: “As the mind, so the individual. Bondage or liberation are in the mind.” In other words, “As you think, so you become.” If … Full Story