Best of Yoga Philosophy
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The Buddha & Dr. Seuss Walk Into a Bar. ~ Heather Grimes ~ “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
The Body Divine: Our Metaphysical Meat ~ Danielle Phohom Olson ~ “I disagree with Remski’s assertion that our bodily experience of ” I am not my body” is just an epiphenomenon of our meat – because it implies we are JUST our bodies. But when you boil it down, we can’t shivastrip the body of metaphysics because the body is about as metaphysical as it gets…”
Our Mystical Relationship to Circles ~ Catherine Ghosh ~ “There is an undeniable, primal call in the delightfully curvy shape of a circle that we all find seductive. It calls to us most when our lives get too linear and start throwing us off balance: stress levels rise, anxiety peaks and the body begins to break down. This is when heeding its call will really benefit us. It always has…”
How New-Age Trite Affirmations Can Lead Us to Happiness. ~ Dearbhla Kelly ~ “So you think affirmations are new-agey and trite? I mean really, as if ‘I am the very source of abundance and love itself’ taped on your mirror is going to pay that credit card bill?…”
Bhakti – The Path of Devotion in India and the West – Philip Goldberg ~ “On the one hand, devotion is the dominant path in Western religious traditions and therefore quite familiar in principle; hymns, chanting, and communal prayer are our most prevalent religious practices and, spiritually and theologically, have more in common with devotional Hinduism than with the mental and physical disciplines of yoga we associate with Indian spirituality…”
Kali’s Lap ~ Patricia B. ~ “When we look at the Dark Goddess, we see whatever we wish to keep out of awareness. Yet, she does not hold back Truth, and for this, we are often terrified of Her…”
The Power of Chanting. ~ Melanie Cooper ~ “Chanting is an ancient and powerful practice. It has a long-documented esoteric effect and a strong scientific basis…”
Bob Weisenberg is Editor of Best of Yoga Philosophy and former Yoga Editor & Assoc. Publisher of elephant journal. He is the author of Yoga Demystified, Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell, and Leadership Is Like Tennis, Not Egyptology. as well as Co-editor of Yoga in America and a contributor to The Poetry of Yoga. Contact Bob at facebook, Twitter, or e-mail.