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Category Archives: Yoga

For Summer Solstice . . . Yoga or Bhoga?

A few days ago, I received an email from Easy Jet announcing they were back in the air. Good news, from so many points of view. Yet the declaration hit me wrong, triggering a wave of sadness that stayed with me for hours. “Where will you fly to first? the headline enticed, implying a line Read More…

The Yoga of Needs and Desires

It happened. An historical event—the magnitude of which none of us have known before—just happened. Covid-19 unleashed shockwaves into nearly every aspect of ordinary life. Suddenly, habitual activity came to a sharp halt. In a matter of days, the lockdown stripped away our routines, the action patterns that define identity. Society divided into two: the Read More…

Yoga Begins with Shiva Teaching Parvati

Shiva is the Lord of Yoga. The Shastras say that the first yoga lesson ever was given by Lord Shiva to his wife Parvati, a form of Shakti. And it is through her that the great cornucopia of teachings comes to us. Shiva taught Parvati 84 asanas . . . or was that 84 crore Read More…

The Eye of the Storm on Christmas 2019

The season of magic has commenced! And story has the power to transport. Which one is captivating you? I hope something, because when we lose the ability to journey into extraordinary realms, we lose the essence of our human potential. While Santa and his reindeer prepare for their midnight flight, a pregnant virgin riding a Read More…

Why Your Action Matters

All summer I’ve been thinking of writing a blog article, but it never happened. The topic was clear to me, the desire intense, but I couldn’t get started. I could blame it on the house guests I had all summer. But the real reason, I believe, is my own uncertainty about getting the words right!  Read More…

My Hymn to Surya

The blue light of morning holds a promise. The ancient rishis knew that. But don’t just believe it, investigate for yourself. It is happening for me right now in a most serendipitous way. My effort to protect my garden here in Sardinia from wild pigs has me up each morning well before dawn, inspecting the Read More…

The Myth of Personal Destiny

Do you worry about what you are meant to do with your life? What an absurd question, you might think, especially if you have read deeply in yoga philosophy, particularly the Bhagavad Gita. Undifferentiated consciousness, acting through the ego, leads you to exactly where you are meant to be. All you ever do, as you Read More…

Yoga Tips for Winter

Someone has named the third Monday in January Blue Monday. It is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. Christmas with its message of hope is over, but it is as cold, dreary and DARK as ever. Are you finding it difficult to get out from under that duvet in the morning? Read More…

Yoga on the Road

My yoga practice has taken a beating this past year. Yoga on the road is a challenging thing. In one place my floor is a slab of rough concrete, so I hold my headstand for less than a minute or sometimes forgo it all together. In another place my room is so cluttered with furniture Read More…