Monthly Archives: January 2011

Raga and Dvesa – Pleasure and Pain

    Raga and Dvesa are the two kleshas that are opposite sides of the same coin. In yoga we understand that information about the world around us comes in through the sense organs. They are associated with the body. … Continue reading

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Ignorance

“ To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge” Benjamin Disraeli     Some say that “Ignorance is bliss”. That is not so much the case in yoga. In yoga, Ignorance (avidya) can be defined … Continue reading

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Ego

“The longing of the mind is to be extraordinary. The ego thirsts and hungers for the recognition that you are somebody. Somebody achieves that dream through wealth, somebody else achieves that dream through power, politics, somebody else can achieve that … Continue reading

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Gonging, Subbing and Prospecting

Been a while. Lots going on. Went to a gonging session last Saturday night at the Guru Nanak Ashram in Downtown Phoenix. I have come to really enjoy the effects of gonging on my body. I decided to go to … Continue reading

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Savasana

Savasana (also known as Mrtasana) is the pose that we refer to as the corpse pose. The object of this pose is to imitate a corpse. In his work Light on Yoga, BKS Iyngar tells us that “By remaining motionless … Continue reading

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“Enlighten Up”

There are a lot of things going on here in my yoga world as it revolves around me. This past Saturday I went to an anusara class. As many of you know, I am an ashtanga guy. I also practice … Continue reading

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