Curiosity and wonderment are key yogi skills.  These articles and resources are shared to help us remain teachable.


If we are only rewarded by our achievements, we slowly become non-learners. We begin to avoid the activities that we are not good at and slowly start to shrink our lives.

If we can feel rewarded by our efforts, then challenges and new things become exciting as they offer an opportunity to grow and stretch and live a richer life.

Key ingredients of a yogi are wonderment and willingness. If we approach ourselves with curiosity and amazement, we increase our capacity to hold the opposites.

Note that some of these links take you to PDFs that can be printed.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

~ Aristotle

abhyAsa and vairAGYA

Sutras 1.12 through 1.16 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras address the necessary balance of practice and surrender.

To be good at anything requires at least 10,000 hours of practice.

~ The findings of Malcom Gladwell in Outliers

Fake it Till You Make It

Divine Grace

If you want to be happy, approach the ocean of happiness.

~ Swami Brahmananda Saraswati

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

~ Albert Einstein

Into blind darkness enter those who follow ignorance; into even greater darkness go those who follow knowledge.
~ Isha Upanishad