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2 01, 2018

Focus of the Month Jan 2018: Tribes of the Future, by David Life

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atha yoga-anuśasanam Now this is yoga as I have observed it in the natural world. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali I.1 What is real, and what is true? Ken Wilber writes in his insightful little book titled Trump and a Post-Truth World: “If there is one line that summarizes the message of virtually all of the truly

29 11, 2017

Try this: Aubergine, Chickpea and Harissa Soup

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This is an easy, nutritious, filling soup. 30 minutes. No hassle. Helps to have a blender. You will need: 1 aubergine 2 cloves garlic 1 can chick peas 1 vegetarian stock cube 750 ml boiling water 1 onion 1 orange harissa, salt, pepper and olive oil garnish optional (shown with coriander) Cut up the aubergine

29 11, 2017

Gathering of the Tribes

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sat-sangatve nissangatvam, nissangatve nirmohatvam, nirmohatve nishcala-tattvam, nishcala-tattve jivanmuktih, bhaja govindam, bhaja govindam, bhaja govindam mudha-mate Good and virtuous company gives rise to non-attachment. From non-attachment comes freedom from delusion. With freedom from delusion, one feels the changeless reality. Experiencing the changeless reality, one attains liberation in this life. I-AM is the ocean of awareness. Realizing

20 11, 2017

Low.

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Over the summer,  I lost a second family member to depression. While the news didn't surprise me, what did leave an impression on me is the cultural inability to speak openly about a state of mind that most people have experienced first hand. There is an unavoidable stigma together with an awkwardness in how we

23 10, 2017

A Version of Inversion: Jivamukti FOM Nov 2017 by Jules Febre

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What happens on the mat should be reflected in our vision of the world and our actions in it. When we think of inversions, those classic images of handstand (adho mukha vrkshāsana), forearm stand (pincha mayurāsana) and supported headstand (salamba śirsāsana) are most likely the first things that will pop into our imaginative eye. Rarely

22 10, 2017

Grains of sand

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Over the weekend I spent some time with a cousin who is 25 and in a transition process from being a student to being an employee...the beginning of an adult life waiting to unfold. As I listened to him wonder aloud about how his life might look in the future, so much of what he

10 10, 2017

WORKSHOP: You’re Gross! and the subtle Bodies: The Koshas

YOU'RE GROSS! and the subtle body: The Koshas Workshop Indaba Yoga Studio November 4 1:30-4:30pm When someone tells us we are gross, we normally would take it as an insult. We don’t consider that in the scheme of things, our physical form is gross. It is big, clunky, made of the things we eat and

10 10, 2017

October Focus of the Month: Back to Basics by Jivamukti NYC

viśokā vā jyotiṣmati Concentration on the Divine produces lightness and self-confidence. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (PYS I.36) The Yoga Sutras are extremely compact. Each sutra (translated to thread), using the power of the Sanskrit language, is defined exactly with just enough words and often conveys a profound meaning requiring copious commentary. This above sutra

25 09, 2017

Shadows and Light

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Four years ago today I got a call that saved my physical body. I can rely only on my fading memory to travel back to that time when living day-to-day was a mental practice in both holding on and letting go; when acceptance wasn't a choice but a but integral to my own physical and

8 09, 2017

A Remedy: Be Specific

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Life all around us can sometimes feel like a chaotic blur. Things to do, people to meet, places to go...these out of body tasks mount up over time, and along with stress, they take us away from being in our body, from knowing where we are in space and time. We can feel lost, drifting...without