Ensuring Success in Your Practice I’ve put together a few tips that I feel will help new students in ensuring they get the most out of a yoga practice.  I use the word “new” lightly, as I still learn something new every time I’m on the mat. The audience […]

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NFPJA4BRHDJX There’s a lot of subterfuge in the media lately involving yoga, and retaliation coming from the other side of the battlefield in yoga’s defense.  When the principles of an organization are attacked, things can get heated in an instant and authority is questioned and leadership goes awry when people can’t get the […]

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Are hatha yogis irresponsible with their use of the broad, and general term yoga? Are we doing the subject harm and injustice by not being more specific in our communication? Could it not be considered by the same token, like calling any assembling of people, Religion? The word yoga, as […]

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On the beach, close to the surf, the waves can be heard as they crash upon the shore and slowly creep up the sand as the sound slowly fades until it reaches a point where the momentum of the movement is lost. Then there is what seems to be a […]

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After looking through some of my notes over the past few years, I began to rediscover several methods that I was taught by my teachers to help take my pratice to the next level. I thought I would share some in a non-specific format, though I will mention that some […]

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So, one of my pet peeves in life is indoctrination. I see it as a double-edged sword. From one perspective, it can be excellent for preserving culture, but on the other hand, it doesn’t always foster original thinking or allowing one to gracefully come to self discovery. One of the […]

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I Want to express my deepest appreciation for you, my beautiful  loving teacher.  I want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication that you have strived for so that you may share your experience and transformational power with the world.  I want to remind you of how divinely awesome you […]

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After posting about Prakriti and Purusha and how it pertains to and individuals hatha practice, I realized that I refrained quite a bit from taking a “you should” stance in an effort to not sound too preachey.  Since the realization of the natures of reality is important in liberation, the […]

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A Yogi is someone expreiences the transcendental and combines the transcendental experience with the emperical. What we experience as transcendental may not necesserialy seem logical or fitting against the backdrop of an emperical reality. The combination of transcendental knowledge and emperical knowledge compose a philosophy that can be practiced. The […]

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The Dynamics of Purusha and Prakriti in Hatha Practice Sāmkhya philosophy regards the universe as consisting of two realities: Purusha (consciousness) and Prakriti (phenomenal realm of matter). Many yogis know this as Shiva/Shakti or Chit and Ananda. Prakriti can pertain to an individual personally, if you will, or one can have a […]

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