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Blockheads and Barbarians

Blockheads & Barbarians

Placing your mat in class, the teacher gives you a spiteful look. You don’t know it, but her ex-husband, to whom she is paying alimony, was walking out the door as you walked in, and she saw you smile at […]

Sitting Down with Sonia Nelson

Sonia Nelson

Chanting, yoga therapy, and must-have qualities for a yoga therapist A teacher of Yoga and Vedic Chant for over twenty-five years, Sonia Nelson has been a student of T.K.V. Desikachar since 1975 and serves as Director of the Vedic Chant […]

The Cosmic Playground


Yoga As Your Box of Toys Come on kids! Let’s meditate on the outward appearance of the body (rupa) and give ourselves the power of invisibility. (Yoga Sutras 3.21) We can be like Invisible Woman and sneak around — no […]

The Marriage of Passion and Peace

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A meditation on lust, anger, bewilderment, and intoxication From The Radiance Sutras, a new version of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra By Dr. Lorin Roche She drives you wild, out of your mind. You are crazy over him. She cast her […]

Nourishing Breath of Creation

A meditation on the rhythm of breathing inspired by The Radiance Sutras, a new translation of the vijnana bhairava tantra bharita: nourished, full, filled with Beloved, show us how incarnate beings can know infinity. This is the request of Devi, […]

Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Meditation by Dr. Lorin Roche A meditation on satisfaction and dissatisfaction inspired by The Radiance Sutras, a new translation of the vijnana bhairava tantra Tripti-yoga – “satisfaction” – (Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, p 454) Keith Richards said something the other day […]

Ayurveda Q & A


Ayurveda has been practiced in the US for only about 30 years, yet it is one of the systems of medicine native to India and is thousands of years old. Readers are invited to submit questions for “Ayurveda Q & […]

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