Category Archives: Yoga

Raja Yoga- the way to the King

The most authoritative text on Yoga is the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, in which is described a process of self liberation called Raja or Kingly Yoga. I always assumed it was called this because it was the most effective or … Continue reading

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There is only the in-between

  A short video explaining why duality is a false view, using a piece of string as an example.

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Ripples of the ocean

  Bewildered is the Yogi who has broken the bonds of ignorance Lost , to himself and others He threw  the illusion of self existence into the boiling cauldron of truth and was consumed by  Brahman Now he goes back … Continue reading

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Natural Mind, Huang Po

People perform a vast number of complex practices hoping to gain spiritual merit as countless as the grains of sand on the riverbed of the Ganges: but you are essentially already perfect in every way. Don’t try and augment perfection … Continue reading

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3 step process to happiness and freedom

Step 1. Think of any attribute you have, any description you have of yourself, your name, age, job, nationality, sex, anything that you think defines you, then ask yourself, if that adjective or attribute were removed would you still be … Continue reading

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The Yogic Society

How does Yoga effect the fields of Social relations, Work and Family Yoga contains ethical guidelines for the treatment of other beings,  the Yamas . These are often viewed as a series of Do’s and Don’ts , like the 10 … Continue reading

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Kaivalya and paying the rent

Kaivalya and paying the rent.

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Kaivalya and paying the rent

Kaivalya is the ultimate aim of yoga. Often translated as solitude or aloness, this gives the impression of a state of detachment, exemplified by the image of the lone hermit on the mountain top. This is a mistake borne out … Continue reading

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We are light, and the light is one.

I am not sure if this is a chronicle of enlightenment, or just me getting lost in intellectual fancy. But there is something here, something important. The realization that in essence we are light, is one which one can test intellectually as well as experientially  … Continue reading

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You are Light

In my personal experience with yoga practice as taught in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, I have written about how Yoga leads to self understanding, as this is worth pondering on some more, I offer another way of seeing it. In … Continue reading

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