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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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The 4 Skilful Means to Resolve Conflict

These past months of blog silence have been in response to a sustained ‘cyber attack’ by a gang of hell-and-damnation Bible quoters. For all the unpleasantness, it has at least been a fascinating insight into how some people who profess “devout … Continue reading

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History of Yoga – Part 7

Our obsession with external appearance diminishes our ability to participate in truly intimate, loving relationships. – Kushal Magar As a child, I was utterly entranced by Classical Greece. I taught myself its history and myths, its alphabet and geography. I … Continue reading

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History of Yoga – Part 6

Yogasana … are not exercises, but techniques which place the physical body in positions that cultivate awareness, relaxation, concentration and meditation … the body becomes full of vitality and strength, the mind becomes light, creative, joyful and balanced. – Satyananda … 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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Licking Nath-babas

I once spent an afternoon in a great temple complex outside Kathmandu, where I was staying with a favourite aunt and uncle who had taken their retirement amongst the ancient palaces of Patan. My excursion to the gilded pinnacles and bell-strung pagodas of Pashupatinath … Continue reading

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