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Ganehsa remover of obstacles

....Ganesha... The uninitiated may ask him to for small things like parking spaces, an easy commute, or for him to remove their worldly problems. If you ask for small things, that may be all you'll get.

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:12+00:00 September 9th, 2013|jnana, Yoga|1 Comment

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Every few thousand years, a good book comes along. Patanjali, often called the father of classical yoga was the first known person to gather the knowledge of Yoga and write it down, penning the Yoga Sutras. See this list of must-have translations, and a video of Krishnamacharya practicing at 50 years old in 1938.

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:30+00:00 October 30th, 2010|books, jnana, Sutras, video, Yoga|Add Your Comment

Tapas

Tapas is most often the doing part of Yoga, that bit of extra effort that makes us stronger... but for someone who tends to overdo, Tapas could mean doing less, say, resting in a child's pose for a few breaths. Be sure to see the attached photo.

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:30+00:00 September 11th, 2010|jnana, tapas, Yoga|4 Comments

Back to Nature

Have you ever wondered why so many of the Yoga postures are named for things found in the natural world? We have cows and cats, Camels and Crescent Moons. Notice there is no Angry Motorist, Stressed Out Mom, or Corporate Bigwig posture...

By | 2010-07-18T12:08:41+00:00 July 17th, 2010|animals, creativity, jnana, writing, Yoga|8 Comments