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Yoga Power for Life

Yoga Power for Life

If yoga is to take its proper place as an main, effective agent for positive change in the world it is because of the philosophy that it is based on—not as much because of the power of doing the physical postures. 
Agni: God of Creative Fire

Agni: God of Creative Fire

Because fire is THE most important element in practice, you must work consciously with your fieriness or lack of. It can require tremendous energy to get to a place where fire presides over your practice, where tapas leads you...
From David’s Journal: Yoga is Discovered Alone

From David’s Journal: Yoga is Discovered Alone

Stepping on your mat each day is walking into the forest, practice is sitting down in the middle of that scary place and undertaking to meet the source within...
Pratyahara: Withdrawing the senses and truly enjoying your Yoga

Pratyahara: Withdrawing the senses and truly enjoying your Yoga

Pratyahara is situated directly in the middle of the eight limbs, its central position indicates that it is the point where the outer can become inner (and also the reverse).
Everywhere looking only God seeing

Everywhere looking only God seeing

To practice Isvara pranidhana is to endeavor to live your life from the perspective that everything under the sun shares a benevolent, invisible, cohesive, inescapable connection with everything else.
From David’s Ashtanga Journals: Hatha Yoga Pradipika

From David’s Ashtanga Journals: Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Look to this book, study this book, marry this book, obsess over this book, consume this book, love this book, bow to this book, become a connoisseur of this book, appreciate its subtle bouquet, its heady nose, its earthy, chewy flavors...

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