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Bhairava

Our need to “fit in” makes evolutionary sense. Our ancestors needed to stick together in extended families, then in tribes to survive a tough life in a dangerous world. Today, we are a predominantly urbanised species that has divided itself into … 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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History of Yoga – Part 1

Yoga refers to all the practices of our Tradition that enable us to engage more intimately with ourselves, each other and our world.  And this that we might know greater joy and learn wisdom. — Kushal Magar My years of learning … Continue reading

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The Birth of Skanda – Part 2

Kama was famed for his beauty. His body was slim and muscular.  His black hair curly and adorned with flowers.  His breath a fragrant breeze.  His scent that of an elephant in the full musth of arousal.  Indeed, it is said that … Continue reading

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The Birth of Skanda – Part 1

Did you know old India had a deity dedicated to men who reject conventional marriage in preference for the love of another man? He still maintains his popularity in the South under various names, and yet this original association has largely … Continue reading

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Jhankri

Limitless Sky describes the very first years of the apprenticeship I undertook with a jhankri in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas.  Local myth attributes the jhankris’ origins to the time when the goddess first formed humankind from earth and fire, wind and … Continue reading

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Limitless Sky

“Those who choose the skilful teachings of the Tradition are challenged to reconsider who and what they believe themselves to be. And this, that they might learn to live and love not only fully, fearlessly, joyfully and without condition, but … Continue reading

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