I’m not quite sure what’s happened to yoga right now but its freaking me out! I just finished reading an article on how TY KU Sake is introducing its new brand of wonderful to the yoga world. That’s right folks apparently yogis need sake! It’s better for you than wine and lord knows we need … More Drink me, I’ll make you happy!
I am the first to admit I’m addicted to technology. Living and working globally means I have to be available and online as much as I can. But that doesn’t mean I like it or that I feel it’s the best mode of learning. Call me old school but as much as I like google, … More Come online to your self
When I met my partner John Weddepohl, I felt I was at the peak of my understanding of yoga and yoga practice. I had read every book out there on the philosophy of tantra, studied the science of mantra and yantra and had a deeply entrenched physical practice, which included an understanding of Ayurveda and … More Why take that next step?
Symbols, for as long as mankind has been around symbols have fascinated us, their architecture invoking inner archetypes. It’s no surprise that ancient India has authored the deepest symbology of all, a mapping of the human body through a sacred geometry called Yantra. The word Yantra comes from the root word Yam, meaning to sustain. … More Making the everyday sacred through the beauty of Yantra practice
I’m not one to talk I’ve never experienced shattering violence, rape or abuse so I could never stand in the shoes of a victim. But I am deeply horrified and affected by what the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has revealed about the true nature of one of our most respected and revered Yoga institutions. Terms like cult leader, sexual deviant, pedophile, rapist and more are words I would have never expected to hear about a Guru whose practices have spawned a generation of devout and learned yogis. Like many; photos of Satyananda adorned my altar, Bihar school books lined my shelves and my own practices of mantra and yantra and my beliefs about the nature of the yogic experience were influenced by what I had read and practiced. Now it seems everything is up for grabs and long time devotees are shunning their names and questioning the very nature of their own experiences as yoga practitioners. Satyananda yoga is on trial and the verdict doesn’t look good. … More Has Yoga been stretching the Truth?