Sari Fried’s first blog post here at Love Yoga Anatomy. As curator of the Yoga Research and Projects page Sari will give us an insight into her explorations of self and investigations with meditation.

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The Mistaken Expectation of Joy in Yoga


Our yoga practice can give rise to difficult emotions, causing unnecessary confusion in our lives. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras offer a surprising context to help us understand this phenonoma. It seems there is a growing frustration in our contemporary yoga community as the popularity of this ancient Indian practice reaches new frontiers in our part of the world. Recently I have had several students approach me with a particular question about the presence of strong negative emotions in their practice and their lives.

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