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CATEGORY ARCHIVE: philosophy

Be Here Now Posted on:

Our life plays out as the result of a series of choices – decisions we make that lay out our path, our experiences, who we become. The seemingly bigger decisions are the ones we give the most time and consideration to – Where will I live? What will I do … (read more)



Breathing the Practice Posted on:

Just over 18 months ago I was in the unenviable position of suffering my first yoga injury.

The problem had come on slowly, almost surreptitiously. I was in Sri Lanka at the time, teaching a two week retreat. The lead up to the trip had been a very busy time … (read more)



The Mirrors of Mysore Posted on:

When I was young I would often go and visit my mom’s grave in an effort to feel more connected with her. Sadly, this never worked for me, and in the cemetery I always felt the furthest away from her.

Coming to Mysore has been like visiting my mom’s gravestone … (read more)



Ashtanga: The Yoga of Acquiring Posted on:

Jnana Yoga is often translated as the yoga of acquiring knowledge while Dravya Prapti Yoga as the yoga of acquiring wealth. A close friend of mine suggested that:

Ashtanga Yoga is the yoga of acquiring.

Some people may feel what she is proposing is akin to Ashtanga heresy. To imply … (read more)



Yogash Chitta Vritti Nirodhah Posted on:

It seems fitting, having recently arrived in Mysore – the home of Ashtanga Yoga – that I turn some attention to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

As I have come to appreciate over the past few years of study, Sanskrit is a relatively concise language and translations are often open to fairly … (read more)



Verses on a Faith Mind Posted on:

The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.

If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or

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