Archive for July 2011

‘And the thigh bone’s connected to the knee bone.’ (Part 3 of 11)

Basic Assumption 1
Bones. Stiff, dry, the basic building block of the body.

Start with a skeleton, add muscles, slip in the organs, cloak with skin. Voila! A human.

Thats what I was taught at school.
Thats how the encyclopedias showed it, with their funky acetates. Thats how it works, right?

Then I started teaching yoga.
What is it about yoga? Read More →

Getting the most out of your Yoga practice

 

Hari Om, Yogistas!

 

I would like to introduce a short series about Yoga and how it effects us as we practice.

Virabhadrasana 1

Virabhadrasana 1

Creative Commons License photo credit: lululemon athletica

Yoga is known as a calming, refreshing, though sometimes challenging, practice of stretches, balances and twists. Typically synchronised with the breath, often including more esoteric practices like mudras and mantras. Read More →

Yoga Vidya Dham the Gurukul (University)

om-shanti-india

Voices harmonise in the deep calming quietness of the mantra.

In darkness the figures sit, shrouded in their shawls.

Stars shine out in the black of the morning sky.

Venus, a piercing spot, the moon, a heavy crescent of light.

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Rules Of The Road, Indian Style

When I was researching the Gurugita in Sanskrit and English, I came across this on a very scholarly Sanskrit site.
I laughed my head off and asked Rajiv if I could put a copy on my site too. He say ‘Sure. Go for it’.
Good Man!

Rules Of The Road, Indian Style

Traveling on Indian Roads is an almost hallucinatory potion of sound, spectacle and experience. It is frequently heart-rending, sometimes Read More →