Samtosa

Last week’s pedagogical theme was samtosa, contentment. My students smiled when they heard that. Who wouldn’t want to do a yoga class with the stated goal of finding contentment? As we learned, though, contentment is a state of mind. When we learn to approach each pose with equanimity—be it side crow, square lotus, or corpse—accept what is, and feel each pose from the inside, we find contentment, no matter how the pose looks.

Tonight and this week, tapas—and I’m not talking almonds and olives.