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The Ancient Practice of Bardo Yoga: Consciousness Between Life & Death

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Popular, Tantra, Yoga & Science, Yoga History | 0 comments

The Ancient Practice of Bardo Yoga: Consciousness Between Life & Death
“The mind, deluded by the appearance of samsara, sees the faults of others with the senses. It is darkened by the prison of samsara; It is made intolerable by the fire of samsara; It is caught in the spider web of samsara; It is stuck in samsara as the bee is in nectar. . .” ~ Naropa In less commonly discussed yogic practices, there is an ancient art for dealing with death. This, the quintessentially ig Read More

Cleansing the Internal Organs: A Comparison Between The Methods of Yogis and Qi Gong Masters

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Karma, Meditation, Popular, Pranayama, Yoga & Science, Yoga History | 0 comments

Cleansing the Internal Organs: A Comparison Between The Methods of Yogis and Qi Gong Masters
This article was originally featured at Into Mountains Over Streams. Looking at Qi vs Prana It is possible that each of these subtle energies are quite similar but some practitioners disagree. Qi, Chi, or Prana are not the only names of the fine, rather than gross, life force energies, however.  It is also called kundalini energy, as well as Wilheim Reich’s orgone energy, the Egyptian’s cobra, as a symbol of Read More

Going Within or Acting Out

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Popular, Yoga & Science, Yoga History | 0 comments

Going Within or Acting Out
In the yogic lifestyle we are often persuaded to go within. There are countless stories of mystics and holy men, sages and sadhus who retreat to Himalayan caves or deep forests, cloud-ensconced temples, or nooks in a receding crevasse to contemplate their place in the Universe. Understandably they were looking for answers that the world couldn’t provide them, and we are in no less a crazy world than 5000 year Read More

Taking 100% Responsibility For the World We Have Created

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Popular, Yoga & Science, Yoga History | 0 comments

Taking 100% Responsibility For the World We Have Created
 “Work in the invisible world at least as hard as you do in the visible.” Rumi Inaction is not acceptable anymore in a world that poisons our food, pollutes our land, air, and water and commits atrocities against, man, animal and nature that would be too horrid even to put in the most garish and bloodied film. But that’s just it. What we are looking at is the egoic conflagration of a consciousness b Read More

The History of Vegetarianism Starting in India

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Popular, Yoga & Science, Yoga History | 0 comments

The History of Vegetarianism Starting in India
Religions aside, there are other reasons for vegetarianism. It has been a hotly contested fact, but many people attest that producing meat in quantities, which are high enough to feed western consumption rates is harmful to the environment. “. . . Ancient human history, as recorded by archeological findings, points to the very earliest vegetarianism. Prior to the industrial revolution, very little, if any mea Read More

Trimbakeshwar Temple – A Visit to Manifested Shanti

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Meditation, Popular, Yoga History | 0 comments

Trimbakeshwar Temple – A Visit to Manifested Shanti
Finding Peace And Honoring the Infinite                         “. . .In an ancient Sanskrit sloka, 12 different Shiva temples are referenced as holy places that compose the Jyotirlinga, or Temples of Lord Shankar. For those unfamiliar with Jyotirlinga, it is a sacred space that the essence of the Infinite can be worshipped, since most of us have a l Read More