Yoga Precepts in the Indian Independence Movement The nonviolent campaign to free India from British rule, led by Mahatma Gandhi, relied on yogic ahimsa (nonviolence) and satya (truthfulness) to transform the political process. Subsequently, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. adopted these precepts in the American Civil Rights Movement. Gandhi’s goal was to convert his so-called enemies […]
The path of yoga leads towards the soul. This has been the message of the yogis since time immemorial. As B.K.S. Iyengar wrote: “Yoga practice [guides] the mind towards its source, which is the core of being — atman (the soul), or purusha (Self).” The quest for the soul, however, begins with external awareness. What […]
RE: Missouri House Bill 1463 Winter, 2016 Dear Fellow Yoga Students and Teachers, Will you join me in supporting Missouri House Bill 1463 to prohibit sales tax on yoga class fees at yoga studios and gyms? Ask your state legislators to support HB1463, sponsored by Representative Eric Burlison, (R) Springfield, that will correct the overreach […]
Memory itself need neither be impermanent nor inaccurate.
Ganga, Yamuna, & Saraswati The images of river goddesses Ganga and Yamuna (Jamuna in Hindi) often flank the entrances of Hindu temples. Just as the sacred Ganges River flows from its source in the Himalayas to irrigate its plains, so has Mother Ganga descended from Heaven to give life to the dead and purify the […]