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Maryam Ovissi

Maryam Ovissi


Current City: Reston, Virginia
Birthday: February 07
Gender: Female
Member Since: Tuesday - Nov 18, 2014


    • "We were not created to languish in lukewarm emotions. We were not made to be tepid. Passionate love is how our hearts grow and our health become the best it can be. We were created to love animals with the fullness of our heart. We were created to love the children of the world. That’s who

      • I have been watching more and more yoga challenges coming out that all focus on Asana and keep taking us further and further away from yoga.The yoga challenges more and more offered by many media and blogs call the readers to blend yoga and diverse activities such as acrobatics, writing, eating choc

        • I was on a roll writing about the sutras for several months and then the world took a very interesting turn and I just had to stop writing. I began to get very quiet, deeply listening and observing the behaviors and conversations that were happening around and that I was engaged in as well. Often I

          • I have spent over the last 15 years reading a ridiculous amount of “self help” books. All of them attempting to provide the “ultimate” answer to the questions: How do I find inner peace? Who am I? What is the purpose of my life?I have compared most of them against the wi

            • Sutra 1.5 - vrittayah panchatayyah klishtaklishtah.There are 5 overall categories of thoughts and sense experiences (vrttis) in the field of the mind. They can be either help cultivate ignorance or consciousness.Sutra 1.6 - pramana viparyaya vikalpa nidra smritayah.[they are] accurate knowledge, ina

              • The first 16 sutras are considered the sweet sixteen of the Yoga Philosophy. I truly feel you can taste the essence in the first four. These four that we have now explored (see below for the 2 others) can sustain you through your journey. Just like the four directions that are used to ground altars

                • This article is part of a series. With each specific Yoga Sutra of focus, I offer poetic insight into the verse. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali contain everything that we need to know. They were originally chanted and then discussed. As a devotee to the path of Yoga, the Yoga Sutras hold a s

                  • This article is part of a series. With each specific Yoga Sutra of focus, I offer poetic insight into the verse. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali contain everything that we need to know. They were originally chanted and then discussed. As a devotee to the path of Yoga, the Yoga Sutras hold a s

                    • I have been deeply driven into the story of Nataraj or Shiva as commonly known; the cosmic dancer who performs the divine dance to destroy that, which lies in our way. I approached the story first, through the Natarajasana asana (lord of the dance pose or king dancer), and then evolved it into

                      • As a Yogi, the Yoga Sutras are the primary text of our path. We do not know when it was created, but we do know that it was codified somewhere between 300- 500 CE by a being name Patanjali. The historians of yoga are not clear if this was the name of a person or a general title given to the messenge

                        • The first yoga offered to the practitioner in the Yoga Sutras is Kriya Yoga. This yoga of the mind is comprised of 3 main ingredients: Tapas, Svadhyaya and Isvara Pranidhana. Each ingredient has its own flavor yet together they create a foundational “mirepoix” for the Practioner. This to

                          • How often have I asked yoga students to feel their connection to Universal Consciousness, Source and even God? I now think back and laugh recognizing the fallacy of my own request coming from my own desire for unity and oneness. After spending time and effort quieting the “fluctuations of the min

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