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Tapas: Source of Radiance, Joy & Inspiration
How can you revitalize your practice? Tapas, the third niyama (observance) in the eightfold path of yoga, is often thought of as austerity. But it is more than that. Literally, it means “heat, radiant fire.” It is the fire that motivates us to get on our mat and cushion—and makes us radiant. Shari Friedrichsen explains practical, doable ways to apply tapas in our life, so that we can reap the rich rewards of practice.