Using Tapas to Find Balance in Family Life

Using Tapas to Find Balance in Family Life

Luke Ketterhagen

How can the application of tapas (effort that creates inner radiance) help us find balance in our family life? Tapas, the third niyama (observance) in the Yoga Sutra, asks us to practice self-discipline and self-care, so that we can fully meet our family obligations. Drawing from his experience as a yogi and father, Luke Ketterhagen shares tips for staying present and engaged in our most meaningful relationships.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 8 min

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About the Author

Luke Ketterhagen

As a young boy, Luke had a very strong desire to help others and live a healthy lifestyle. After graduating magna cum laude from Marquette University with a degree in biomedical sciences, Luke immersed himself in the studies and practices of the Himalayan Tradition through residential programs at the Himalayan Institute. His stay of over seven years in residence fueled Luke’s passion to share this knowledge. He has opened yoga studios and launched programs at centers and retreats from Venice, CA to the Hudson Valley; from Dallas, TX to Fond du Lac, WI. Luke and his family live in Westchester County, NY where he specializes in hatha, meditation, and the yogic lifestyle. In addition to teaching retreats and certification programs at the Himalayan Institute, Luke teaches locally, nationally, and internationally and leads spiritual excursions.