This yoga and breath-focused workshop is perfect for beginning to intermediate level students of any practice background.
Are you honest with yourself about pain or discomfort in a posture? Do you ignore or push through to potential injury? Do you have a clear sense of your body’s structural limitations and do you embrace the willingness to modify or add props to support them? Honoring the truth about your body and your pain threshold cultivates a safe, stable, honest practice.
Describing his early years of existential and(/or) spiritual restlessness, Matthiessen recounts his experimentation with hallucinogens and his readings in philosophy. He hit upon something in a passage by Jung that for the first time in his life made him literally jump and shout with probably more relief than anything else. Matthiessen describes “the search:” “The search may begin with a …
The “Snow Leopard,” published in 1978 is Peter Matthiessen’s now classic account of a journey into the high Himalaya with the naturalist George Schaller. Schaller was on a mission to study the elusive blue sheep and to by chance sight the rare snow leopard. Peter Matthiessen was at the time a student of Zen Buddhism. I’m a novice in the …
The unconscious is a container for everything we have yet to realize in waking life, as well as everything we leave behind, unaddressed, un-realized, repressed. This is our “dark matter,” the shadow of our consciousness.
Have you seen “Enlighten Up?” The documentary that follows one young man’s exploration of Yoga? It’s not a bad movie. I think it probably captures what many Western yoginis feel about their practice and the elusive nature of the relationship between the physical work and its spiritual benefits. One of the bonus features is the extended interview with B.K.S. Iyengar, …
Can we use Jungian concepts about the development of the psyche to further our Yoga practice?
“With the sound OM we say everything.” – T.K.V. Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice
Be extra aware of and nice to your “belly” this season – both with what you put in it that will help keep your agni, your digestive fires, balanced and active, but also, give some thought to the psychic force of the manipura chakra.
Paramahamsa Nithyananda is a remarkable enlightened master from India who is traveling across North America as part of the YOGAM Tour to reveal the deeper meanings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
- Page 2 of 2