TKV Desikachar

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TKV Desikachar passed on at age 78 August 8th. In a world where we all post nice yoga pictures everyday great guru’s pass way unnoticed. TKV Desikachar is the son and student of T. Krishnamacharya the man known as “the father of modern yoga,” who was also the teacher of another well-known yogi, BKS Iyengar. […]

Katie Olderman Swami Vivekenanda

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Swami Vivekenanda:  “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” Swam Vivekenanda, a discipline […]

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa by Hillary

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(Swami Vivekananda’s Guru) Ramakrishna was a Dyyana-siddha (expert in meditation) and experienced Nirvikalpa Samadhi (the highest stage of meditation). Ramakrishna Paramahansa Saves a Scorpion “Once Ramakrishna Paramahansa was walking along with some of his disciples across the river. He saw a scorpion floating on the surface in the river, struggling to survive; it must have been struggling there […]

Swami Vivekananda by Hillary Hawkins

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Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of the World’s Religions (September 11-27,1893) From left to right: Virchand Gandhi, Hewivitarne Dharmapala, Swami Vivekananda, (possibly) G. Bonet Maury.   “The seed is put in the ground, and earth and air and water are placed around it. Does the seed become the earth; or the air, or the water? […]

Krishnamacharya’s Yoga Teacher

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Despite popular belief that Yoga came from India you may be suprised to find out that the best yoga practitioners were Tibetan. In 1919, the Viceroy in Simla, Lord Irwin (who Krishnamacharya was teaching at the time) made arranged for Krishnamacharya’s travel to Tibet in search of a famous yoga practitioner called Yogeshwara Ramamohana Brahmachari […]

Is Yoga A Religion?

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Modern yoga, as most people have come to know it as, appears to be much more inclined towards physical exercise with a little bit of positivity added to classes in a spiritual way. For this reason modern Yoga is definitely not a religion. But in the past there was much deeper forms of yoga considered. […]