For he is like a refiner's fire (somewhere in Isaiah)
Tapas is a purifying heat (The Yoga Sutras)
My theme for this week is Tapas. No I don't mean food you eat in Spain before you go drinking. Tapas is one of the niyamas that reminds us that we grow more pure when we bring the heat of discipline into our lives. Suffering is caused by impurities which can be removed by discipline. On the yoga mat this comes about as practice detoxifies the body and we are left with that light, clean feeling post savasana. Spiritually drawing close to God through prayer, study and meditation removes the obstacles we construct. Learning about our mental impurities frees the mind to see things as they really are.
Come visit one of my classes or contact me to hear more about this