Carl Sagan quotefancy

Exploring Swami Vivekananda’s four paths of yoga: Karma; Jnana; Raja; Bhakti

Carl Sagan said “If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.” So, let us make the goal Peace. While rooted in the Bhagavad Gita, it was Swami Vivekananda (celebrated for bringing yoga and the ancient wisdom of eastern philosophy to the West) who introduced to the western mind the four paths of yoga – all interconnected, all leading to the same goal: Peace.

Roll on Recovery 2021! | VIDEO MSG

Welcome to 2021! The theme for this month is Recovery! The book I mention in the video (talking about Pawanmuktasana*) is called Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Satyananda Saraswati. *meaning wind relieving asanas (wind as in gas and also energy, prana - moving the prana through the body). Strongly recommend reading this book and practicing …

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Reading on Karuna (Compassion)

Svadhyaya (self-study): Compassion is an ACT! #WATCH

Enjoy this short video with a big message: Please practice compassion - reach out to others, sharing your story, realise we have so SO much more in common than we might realise; finding common ground requires compassion. Source: Reading on karuna (compassion) from BKS Iyengar - Light on Yoga | YouTube Channel link (YogasanawithRah); Video …

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Cultivate Karuna (Compassion)

November theme: Karuna (Compassion coupled with Devoted Action)

Theme for last month, October, was Maitri (loving kindness and friendliness). This, of course, is a ubiquitous message transcending time-so, be it November or sometime in the future, slow down and ask how you can nurture more maitri, becoming a kinder and more compassionate (karuna) individual. This month we'll be looking at karuna, “compassion coupled …

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On Change, Medication Reduction & Practicing Bharmanasana (TableTop) Variations

Maitri, the theme for the month, meaning friendliness; loving-kindness, is about community, about reaching out to others, about Peace, Love, and Joy... This 20m video - suitable for beginners - stresses the message of maitri, change and balance; and includes dhyana (meditation), Mantra and a few variations of bharmanasana (tabletop/all 4's) and a reading speaking …

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Reading Source Bhagavad Gita Easwaren

Svadhyaya: On Learning; Sharing; Growing

When the rain falls outside, and Winter's face emerges once again, find sanctuary in the opportunity and privilege of discovery; of reading, learning and sharing these discoveries to help others. A recent book we're exploring in StewG's workshops (check out for workshop info.) is "Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha" by Swami Satyananda Saraswati -- recommended …

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