An unconventional offering of ascendant Tantric poetry inspired by Rumi. Enjoy.
If civilization exists by geologic sanction then I am the bubbling hot springs of alchemy, anything but civilized. I will gurgle and ooze, like a baby’s coo or a weeping wound, the stunning snail-shine of a lover’s wet kiss on a barren bosom. I will scream. I will whisper. But my totem is standing – still.
I comply to the winds o Read More
Breaking Addictions With Yoga
This article is offered by Paige Taylor of Forever Recovery
An earlier blog post got me thinking about breaking habits, and I started to wonder if yoga could go a step further and help break addictions, which I suppose could be looked at as really intense bad habits. Addictions are damaging to both our physical and spiritual health. Since the mind-body connection rejuvenates the spirit Read More
Head, Heart & Hands
“There’s a Divinity that shapes our ends,
Rough-hew them how we will.” – Hamlet, Shakespeare
I call on my own guru’s wisdom, the founder of the Bihar school of yoga, to address this interesting question which has come up in the life of a dear friend, as well as my own. Swami Satyananda told us in his integral approach to yoga that, “we must use the qualities of head Read More
Egoless Yoga Asana
It’s true, yoga can wreck your body. I once jumped back into an over-zealous practice after a car accident, way before my bones and muscles were ready to be stretched and prodded into sweet submission. It was a premature attempt at healing myself. . . but I didn’t give up on yoga. It was my own lesson in letting go.
While many teachers (myself included) profess the virtues of yoga like some k Read More
The PC Muscles
This posting isn’t meant to belittle the practice of yoga or to try to stuff it into a nifty tantric box, but the orgasm of yoga, the ‘yogasm,’ has been experienced by enough practitioners to be given some more scrutinized attention. With a sense of humor, I offer, also that scrutinium (the latin root for scrutiny) rhymes with perineum, a set of muscles we will explore more fully to understand Read More
Kundalini Yoga Mandala
Guest Writer, Chrism for Yoga for the New World
Orange or other colored robes, books and doctrines of behavior are often associated with certain rules and regulations of religions and belief systems.
These offer and sometimes insist on specific guidelines for spiritual instruction. With the Kundalini there is no respect for or disrespect for these systems Read More