Monthly Archives: June 2010

Tapas is a Many Splendored Thing

“Tapas burns away impurities and kindles the sparks of Divinity.” Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:43 Tapas (disciple, austerities, mortification; lit. heat) appears in the second limb of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (pa-TAN-ja-lee). The second limb is called “niyama” or “observances.” In English tapas means “heat” or “burning” such […]

Gulf Shores

In the summer of 1959 my parents took the family to Gulf Shores, Alabama. It was first trip to a beach for this 5 year old and I have many visual memories of it, such as looking out my bedroom window before the dawn to see the white sand, a light house across the street […]