Forever Expanding Awareness

Poem written 25 June 1995 In a vigilant attempt to comprehend the Absolute nature of my Realisation, I stumbled across my own non-existence and fell into vast Vacuity.   Totally losing my-self, Death arose without hesitation Embracing my very Being, Consuming the...

Yogic view of Cause and Effect – Part 1

What does Yoga have to say about Cause and Effect, and how is this significant for us as spiritual aspirants? Perhaps the greatest challenge for the practitioner of yoga, or the follower of any spiritual tradition, path, or system, is the letting go of a far reaching...

Yoga from Gross to Subtle

It is important in the practice of yoga asana to not simply repeat the same mis-takes on reality we make during our normal waking hours. One of this mis-takes is the illusion that form and substance are primary, whilst space and emptiness are secondary or even...

Discussion on music in yoga classes (2)

After what I shared (viewable here) another participant, John, had the following to say: I told myself I would not get involved in this discussion again but it appears to have veered back to the premise that it is our decision as yogis to define what Yoga is, the...

Discussion on music in yoga classes (1)

Today I responded to a discussion on LinkedIn about music in yoga classes. As I wrote on this topic just a few days ago I felt to share on that discussion. I am posting below what I shared on LinkedIn. The discussion is found here: http://lnkd.in/PaEB3A The original...

Yoga and Yoga Classes?

Yoga, yoga classes, and yoga asana are not always mutually inclussive of one another; they are not necessarily synonymous. It is possible, and I suspect common, for many “yoga classes” to very rarely touch on the Field of Yoga (click the link to read an...

The Field of Yoga

In many of my articles and blog posts I refer to the Field of Yoga. Here we will explore what I am referring to. The Field of Yoga (which I will oftentimes simply refer to with the capitalised word “Yoga,” as opposed to “yoga”) is a state of...

Music in Yoga Classes

Today I attended a yoga class, as the recipient. I’ve not been to many yoga classes in the past 17 years (or so), and few, if any, Hatha yoga classes. The teacher is a dear friend of mine, who is very dedicated to sharing yoga and being a life-giving influence...

Grounding

The importance of grounding can not be over-emphasised. In the past few decades I’ve noted how many people (including myself in my mid to late teens) are looking for ungrounded experiences such as those common to drug and alcohol use, and endeavours such as...