Tapas. Ah! Spanish food! But no, this is not the kind you eat at a Spanish restaurant — all those delicious “small” plates of food. But, in another way, this kind of tapas is food too. It is food for your soul and your eternal being. In tapas, one might say we are “cooked” into something new. We are “cracked open” so a greater understanding can emerge.
Tapas is a Sanskrit word that describes yet another of the niyamas, the ethical practices as set out in classic yoga philosophy. It is a guideline to help us live in the world while still embracing the spiritual essence of our own being. Most of us are not monks or hermits, living apart from everyday life. We need systems of support along the way. Thus, we have the eight limbs of yoga. And, thus, we have tapas.
LESSON FORTY THREE
TAPAS — THE…
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