Finding Your Dharma

Jess Rose Yoga Lifestyle, Yoga Philosophy

Our purpose in life, our true calling, our destiny A guest post by Serena Wehsling The Bhagavad Gita is a story about the dialogue of a warrior prince and his charioteer. Arjuna, the warrior prince, has to go into battle to get his kingdom back. As he realizes going into this battle would mean he would also be killing family and friends he is starting to doubt that this is …

Yin Yang Yoga

Yin Yang Yoga

Jess Rose Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Practice

“At the Ganges in India, praying to the rising sun while immersed in water joins two primary elements and symbolizes the union of opposites: masculine + feminine, light + dark, wrong + right, and good + evil” Stephen P. Huyler in Meeting God The Meaning Behind Yin and Yang You know this symbol, don’t you?! Here in the West we commonly call it the “yin-yang-symbol”. But actually it goes by …

Vipassana Retreat Experience

Vipassana Retreat Experience and Learnings

Jess Rose Meditation, Yoga Lifestyle, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Practice

Vipassana is not cool. It’s confrontational “Vipassana is like surgery for the mind.” S.N. Goenka Vipassana is the meditation technique to reach enlightenment. It was discovered and taught by the Buddha about 2500 years ago. Sounds like cool stuff, right?! Well, yes and no. It is important to understand that Vipassana Meditation is not mysterious, or mystical, or relaxing! Not at all. On the contrary, it is confrontational, sometimes boring, …

How Yoga Philosophy Can Help You Find Freedom

Jess Rose Yoga Philosophy

Freedom is our only real nature. Swami Sivananda A Teenage Taste Of Freedom I remember my first taste of freedom; I was in high school, and one of my friends who was kind of a “bad boy,” at least by suburban Kansas standards, invited me to go to a rave (yes, it was the 90s…). Of course, my parents immediately said no when I asked if I could go. But, …