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Best of Yoga Philosophy Recap.

November 29, 2013

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how the west was won (by yogis). ~James Abro ~ “It wasn’t gurus, or alternative authority figures we were chasing, it was an outlook toward life that included wonder, harmony, excitement, healthfulness and joy…”

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth ~ ” You’re holding on for dear life to the shuttle or the station with one hand, and you are inexplicably in between what is just a pouring glory of the world roaring by, silently next to you..”

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A Spiritual Trailblazer’s Complete Guide to Discovering Who We Are & Why We’re Here ~ Ram Dass ~ “All you have to do is shift from one reality to another once, and your attachment to what you thought was real starts to collapse. Once the seed of awakening sprouts in you, there’s no choice—there’s no turning back…”

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Vivekananda’s Challenge Keeps Resonating ~ Jeffrey Long ~ “Critics of what some call Swami Vivekananda’s “radical universalism” have either misunderstood or distorted his religious pluralism as a teaching that “all religions are the same.” They have then attacked this strawman position, which in fact bears little or no resemblance to Swamiji’s actual teaching on this subject…”

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Soil as Metaphor ~ Daniel Goldsmith ~ “Trying too hard to come up with a brilliant idea is like constantly turning up the soil: you might find some interesting morsels, but for the real potential to break forth, you have to stand back and wait…”

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The author, Bram Levinson, examining his life in Paris.

insightful rebellion: the examined life by bram levinson ~ Roseanne Harvey ~ “the secrets to creating a life worth living…based on the careful and reflective examination of his own life…grounded in yoga teachings (in particular, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita, and tales from Hindu mythology)…”

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Ramesh Bjonnes

3 Ways to Practice Tantra ~ Ramesh Bjonnes ~ “The spirit of Tantra implies a dynamic effort to overcome…the forces of ignorance and lethargy that keep us away from doing the inner work needed to attain transformation and enlightenment…”

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The eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF. The photo was assembled by combining 10 years of NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken of a patch of sky at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field and was our deepest view into the universe. Photo by NASA

The real meaning of the exoplanet revolution – Caleb Scharf – “The universe seems to be bursting with planets, and this is profoundly important — but not in the way we might expect…”

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Meditation by h.koppdelaney

Equanimity: A Spacious Stillness of Mind. ~ Barry Gillispie ~ “Many people think that the practice of meditation is selfish, that instead of just sitting around we should be “doing something useful…”

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Photo: Elena Ray

Sacred Sound: History & Perspective (Part 1). ~ Laura Vanderberg ~ “Often we simply think of it as noise. But some sounds are different. Some types of sounds can actually create changes in the body…”

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The BRFWA Prescription – The Kripalu Blog ~ “Breathe, Relax, Feel, Watch, Allow. A clunky acronym on the tongue, but incredibly potent in life…”

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its all yoga, baby

sadie nardini’s 21-day yoga body: reclaiming the “yoga body” ~ Roseanne Harvey ~ “I believe that every body has the potential to practice yoga, and that if we put our minds to it (not just our body, but our whole being) we are in fact practicing yoga all the time…”

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photo: Marine Noclain

Everywhere Looking, God Seeing. ~ Peg Mulqueen ~ “Perhaps we don’t need to look for the light—for it’s always there. We just have to slowly, slowly drop away the unnecessary and frivolous until all that is left is what was there to begin with…”

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Bob Profile PhotoBob 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.

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