Monthly Archives: February 2015

History of Yoga – Part 4

He who truly experiences yoga sees himself in all beings and all beings in himself.  He thereby truly perceives that in truth there is perfect unity in all diversities. – Gorakhnath “So what of Matsyendranath’s student, Gorakhnath?” I asked, eager … Continue reading

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Shivratri

Today is the festival of Shivratri, when Shiva is honoured as the principal symbol of all that is benevolent and Unlimited Consciousness – the innate disposition towards order in the universe. In some regions of the Hindu world, Shivratri celebrates Shiva’s … Continue reading

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History of Yoga – Part 3

Whatever you set your mind upon you will ultimately become. – Matsyendranath Kushal Magar was settling a metal pot of water onto the fire when it occurred to me there were two names he had not yet explained. “Jhankri-dajoo, didn’t … Continue reading

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History of Yoga – Part 2

He who realises the truth of the body can then come to realise the truth of the universe. – Rat Nas Tantra “Hatha Yoga originally incorporated neither postures nor any distinctive breathing patterns,” Kushal Magar revealed to my surprise.  “It was originally a … Continue reading

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