Yoga Wisdom

Posts Inspired by Yoga Books and Dharma Talks

If you’ve peeked around these pages, you’ve likely noticed that yoga inspires me. In fact, my yoga practice has changed my life so much that I wrote a book about it! The book, Yoga Circles, is a guide for yogis who want to explore the practice in a group setting, but it’s great for individuals as well.

My most inspired posts, both here and on my Yoga Circles blog, come from my yoga teachers’ dharma talks or from books I’ve read with my yoga book club.


Here are some of my favorite yoga posts:

Yoga and new beginnings. It’s always exciting to take a new class at a new studio!

There’s a time to let go of what doesn’t serve you. Yoga can help you do this.

Yoga can keep you awake! In a good way. And I don’t just mean physically.

Yoga can give you superpowers! In fact, it can give you many.

You can’t change others, but you can change yourself. This post was inspired when one of my teachers shared a twist on the well-known serenity prayer.

Yoga can help us connect mind and heart. This is one of the great gifts of yoga. This post was inspired by a yoga class in which we focused on this idea, which is perhaps the goal for many of us when we practice.

Non-attachment is a key concept for yogis. Yoga gives us the courage to let go of things that no longer serve us. It also teaches us how to our lives without expecting something in return for our actions.

Utkatasana: That dreaded awkward chair pose has much to teach us.

Life has a purpose. Of course I don’t know for sure what it is, but I’m more confident in the idea that there is a purpose to our lives after reading “The Great Work of Your Life” by Stephen Cope. This is the third Cope book I’ve read and it’s definitely my favorite. The post explores an idea that might raise some eyebrows: You can’t be anyone you want to be! It’s much more important and valuable to find out who you are and to fully embrace that unique and wonderful person.

Yoga can help make us fearless and powerful, though not in the way we often think of those things.


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Maria Kuzmiak, M.A. is a health and well-being writer with a background in nutrition, psychology and education and a passion for yoga. She has written hundreds of articles, blogs and newsletters for clients in health-related fields, particularly those specializing in yoga, natural medicine, nutrition, and spiritual health and healing. Maria has also worked as a nutritionist, teacher and technical editor. Learn more about her writing at

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