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14 11, 2018

The Power of Three: Relationships of Triangulation and Transformation

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An embodied yoga and explorative movement workshop The number three is as mystical and powerful in the practice of yoga as it is in other ancient mystical traditions that provoke positive transformation. It is a fundamental structure of relationship, and imperative to the survival of a species. Triads are also the backbone of spirituality; there

2 11, 2018

The origins of movement: a journey and an offering

Preamble: For nearly 40 years, from the beginning of the 20th century until his death in 1941, biologist George Coghill studied salamanders. His goal was to find the origins of response and movement in a vertebrate organism. He made many important discoveries, among which was his finding that salamanders have innate reflexes governing locomotion. Spinal

1 11, 2018

Big Brother is Watching You –

Jivamukti Focus of the Month November 2018 by David Life yadā yadā  hi  dharmasya  glānir  bhavati  bhārata abhyutthānam adharmasya tadā‘tmānaṁ  sṛjāmy-aham Whenever there is a decrease of righteousness in the world and unrighteousness seems to be on the rise, The Lord of mercy and compassion manifests to bring balance. BG IV.7 “We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside

10 10, 2018

Workshop: The Spinal Engine, Origins of Movement

www.yogacampus.com to register In day to day life, many of us take for granted the role of our spine and how it relates to basic mobility, not to mention the yoga practice and other forms of movement. Beyond it’s role as the superhighway for nervous system and organ function, the spine is the engine that

30 09, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

yogaś-citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ PYS   I.2 When you stop identifying with your thoughts, fluctuations of mind, then there is Yoga, identity with Self, which is Samadhi, happiness, bliss and ecstasy.– Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati’s commentary on YS I.2 AI stands for artificial intelligence. When this term is used we are normally referring to intelligence outside of a living being. We

29 08, 2018

JM Focus September: It’s Not That Easy Bein’ Green (by David Life)

Hari bol Hari bol, Hari Hari bol, mukunda madhava Govinda bol Hari bol Hari bol, Hari Hari bol, Kheshava madhava Govinda bol Yeah! To the one who grants liberation by removing all suffering, to that sweet-faced child of the divine ancestors,the one with the long flowing hair who thrills his devotees with delight, yeah! Haribol

28 08, 2018

Washed up on a river.

During the course of August month took time to recover from spinal surgery, resting near a pond that is connected to a river which opens to the sea. It is a healthy estuary and vibrant ecosystem. The bird life is rich, fish are abundant; insects dominate the space between sea and sky in the form

22 07, 2018

Beyond Greatness

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A memory of my five year old self exists, sitting in my mother’s giant eggshell yellow Pontiac station wagon on the way home one day from kindergarten. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” my mother asked. I responded innocently (if not a wee bit precociously), “I want to be Great!” Great,

21 07, 2018

H2OM (Jivamukti Focus of the Month August 2018, by David Life)

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patraṁ  puṣpaṁ  phalaṁ   toyaṁ  yo  me  bhaktyā  prayacchati  tad ahaṁ bhakty-upahṛtam  aśnāmi  prayatātmanaḥ Whatever is offered to Me with a pure loving heart, no matter if it is as small as a leaf, a flower, a piece of fruit, or sip of water, I will accept it from one who’s mind is restrained. BG IX.26 ................ I turned the faucet and filled a small glass

26 06, 2018

The Knife, Take Two

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It has always fascinated me, the reasons people undergo elective surgery. It is a testament to how much weight we place on our physicality, how misinformed we can be going into surgery, and how desperate some of us are for change. Most often these 'elective' surgeries are about removal: excess skin, bits of bone, fat