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Best of Yoga Philosophy Recap and My Trip to NYC

Hi, everyone.

To see all the latest Best of Yoga Philosophy articles, please see the Pinterest page.  I’ve decided to discontinue my periodic recap blogs on WordPress because it takes duplicates what I’m already doing on Pinterest, and I know that many of you are already following the posts on facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin anyway.

I’m going to be in NYC for a week later this month.  I’m thinking of setting up an informal gathering of followers of Best of Yoga Philosophy on Wednesday, Jan. 29 in Brooklyn.  Please let me know if you’d like to join us that evening.

Meanwhile there have been a couple of really good facebook discussions, in case you haven’t seen them already: Carol Horton’s My Problem with Yoga History and Matthew Remski’s How I Teach Yoga Philosophy:

Best wishes for the New Year.

Bob

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Best of Yoga Philosophy Recap.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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The Meaning of Life–Who Cares? ~ “According to the ancient Yoga sages / Questioning the meaning of life / While living / Is like questioning the meaning of a roller coaster / In the middle of a roller coaster ride…”

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Your Soul’s Desires ~ Rod Stryker ~ from Mantra Magazine ~ “Learning to honor your four desires compels you to thrive at every level, leads you to happiness and a complete and balanced life. Furthermore, the teachings on the four desires guide you to become who you meant to be and, in the process, to contribute to the world as only you can…”

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The Unabridged Totality Of Life (In Under 700 Words). ~ Chris Grosso ~ “If I were to have died in that moment, it would have been as if perfection completely fulfilled itself — bringing me home…”

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Did Patanjali Hate the Body? ~ Ramesh Bjonnes ~ “Our interpretation of yoga philosophy matters. Our translations may even have historical consequences. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 2.40 is a case in point…”

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3 Insights into the Word “Samadhi” ~ Gabriel Azoulay ~ “You will discover the magic that lies when you start weaving breath into every aspect of your life, not just when you are on the yoga at doing asanas…”

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Mindfulness Does Not Lead to Happiness ~ Tom Wootton ~ “We cannot truly know bliss until we see it in our pain. Once we find bliss in pain, we find it everywhere…”

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So You’re A Yogi: What About Politics? ~ Jeff McMahon ~ “I’ve seen activists turn ugly with hate, go shrill through attachment to their outrage, come unhinged when they couldn’t let go—or just wear out…”

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The Genius of Consciousness ~ Tapasyogi Nandhi ~ “Ever since pathologist, Dr. Thomas Harvey harvested the scientist’s brain in 1955, researchers have tried to crack the mystery of Einstein’s genius by observing that brain…”

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Smithsonian Resident Associates Program – The Essence of Yoga ~ Graham Schweig ~ I don’t usually post events, but Graham’s overview alone is so wise and informative, I’ll make an exception here! –Bob W.

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How to Utilize Yoga When Making Difficult Choices ~ Scott Lewicki ~ “In a world of infinite possibilities, we are often faced with difficult situations that require us to choose among many options/that require from us tough decisions. How do we decide?”

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I let a song go out of my heart: an ear worm gets me thinking about karma ~ Sean Feit ~ “Being unbound means being free to choose. Free to engage, to rest, to meet the world as it is, or to let it be. To love the world, as Byron Katie says, as it is…”

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A deeper materialism: Michael Stone at TEDxToronto – YouTube

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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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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!

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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…”

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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..."

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…”

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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…”

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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…”

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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…”

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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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My Dinner with Vyasa: The Legendary Author of the Bhagavad Gita Comes Out of Hiding to Answer All Our Questions (After 2300 Years) ~ Bob Weisenberg ~ “Ok, let’s get down to brass tacks. What’s the biggest misconception about the Bhagavad Gita you’d like to clear up for our readers?”

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Reconnecting with Real Yoga: Teaching in Cook County Jail ~ Carol Horton ~ “I hope that more yoga practitioners will be inspired to get real, cut through the crap, and practice in ways that really do open your heart and mind…”

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Who Invented Yoga? ~ Ramesh Bjonnes ~ “Unlike what some contemporary yoga writers claim, there is no need to resort to unsubstantiated mythology or hearsay to prove that yoga is a lot older than 100 years…”

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Photo: The Beatles' Guru in an odd but fascinating 1968 film, in which we see the Maharishi strolling the shore of the spectacular Lake Louise, holding a rose in his hand, and invoking the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. http://theuncarvedblog.com/2013/09/24/watch-the-1968-film-of-maharishi-at-lake-louise/

The Beatles’ Guru in an odd but fascinating 1968 film, in which we see the Maharishi strolling the shore of the spectacular Lake Louise, holding a rose in his hand, and invoking the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita.

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Dharma in the Christian West – Robert A. Jonas – The Interfaith Observer ~ “In fact, there is a non-dual tradition in Christianity, but most Christians, especially Protestants, know nothing about it…”

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contemplation & devotion: an interview with bill mahony ~ Roseanne Harvey ~ “While we live in a world that could not have been imagined in earlier eras, in some important ways the sages, philosophers and teachers of yoga in distant times faced the same challenges we do. Like us, for example, they sought to understand what it means to live a life touched by joy and illumined by compassion, understanding, and commitment, even in a world that can bring disappointment and sorrow…”

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Gurus, Seekers, and Being Accountable – Phil Goldberg (Author of “American Veda”) ~ “We learned a lot about this model of spiritual development in the 1970s, when baby boomers flocked to the gurus who suddenly became prominent on the heels of the Beatles’ sojourn in India…”

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The Touch & Taste of Death ~ David Garrigues ~

The Touch & Taste of Death ~ David Garrigues ~ ” I dropped grudges, animosities, everything petty and irrelevant in my mind; nearly everything that was worrying me, all the fearful thoughts that were occupying my attention just moments before, vanished with the speed of a lightning strike…”

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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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secrets of the feminine heart: radhashtami reflections. ~ Catherine Ghosh ~ “The feminine heart is a beautiful, whole universe unto itself! It holds entire galaxies of emotion and refined sensitivities that spin in intelligent orbits. It loves with spontaneous, superhuman fierceness, and is amazingly fueled by sacrifice…”

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Steve Jobs, The Yogi ~ The Yoga Blog ~ “Steve was a very spiritual person. In many ways he was a guru.”

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PATANJALI 2.0: PURITY? IT’S ALL A REMIX ANYWAY! ~ Julian Walker ~ “Like Remski, I am captivated by the felt sense of yoga as being a living tradition, a vital, engaged path of inquiry.It evolves, dependent on culture and timeframe, perpetually stretching against ancient authority. It is of the now…”

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Yoga PH.D. Integrating the Life of the Mind and the Wisdom of the Body by Carol Horton ~ March 18, 2013 ~ Danielle Prohom Olson ~ ““I look around, and notice that light looks brighter. Even the shadows are more rich and resonant. I feel a frisson of magic in the air that my everyday mind hadn’t believed to be there. I get a glimpse of the realization that despite everything, the world really is full of richness, beauty and wonder.”

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Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box -- Part 6 ~ Chopra, Kafatos, Doraiswamy, Tanzi, & Theise. ~ You'll enjoy this great article by Chopra and his scientist collaborators, regardless of whether you're a Chopra fan in general. --Bob W.

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box — Part 6 ~ Chopra, Kafatos, Doraiswamy, Tanzi, & Theise. ~ You’ll enjoy this great article by Chopra and his scientist collaborators, regardless of whether you’re a Chopra fan in general. –Bob W.

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On Bullshitting and Spiritual Claims ~ Matthew Remski ~ “I have an online tormentor. He started with an email accusing me of bullshitting my way through yoga philosophy. He said I was leading gullible people astray with flashy but hollow intellectualism…”

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A Sky-like Mind. ~ Swami Radhananda ~ “When the light lights up your mind, first you may have to address what it reveals—all the fears hidden in the dark, the issues left unaddressed…”

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In Appreciation of the Bhagavad Gita ~ Jeffrey Long ~ ” I cannot begin to describe the power these words had for me that day, a power that resonates to this day…”

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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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Richard Feynman on the Beauty of Being Complicated. ~ Andrea Balt ~ “Since when have Art and Science gotten divorced? Since when has Complicated started being synonymous with hard-to-grasp, boring, misunderstood, unnecessary?”

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Shocked and Hollowed Spaces Left by Eleven Vanished Beliefs ~ Matthew Remski ~ " A belief isn’t “shattered”. It evaporates, leaving emptiness. Every significant belief that has left me dissolves like a person walking out of a room. Perhaps the person is myself, and the room is a room I simply no longer want to be in..."

Shocked and Hollowed Spaces Left by Eleven Vanished Beliefs ~ Matthew Remski ~ ” A belief isn’t “shattered”. It evaporates, leaving emptiness. Every significant belief that has left me dissolves like a person walking out of a room. Perhaps the person is myself, and the room is a room I simply no longer want to be in…”

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Wow, what a show! Be sure to click on all the links in this short article for more. Excerpt: ” Opening this fall at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world’s first exhibition of yogic art. Temple sculptures, devotional icons, vibrant manuscripts, and court paintings created in India over 2000 years—as well as early modern photographs, books, and films—reveal yoga’s mysteries and illuminate its profound meanings…”

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The Five Koshas Explained: How They Impact our Yoga Practice ~ Kara-Leah Grant ~ “The yogis define our body as having five layers or sheaths, each one contained within the other, like Russian Dolls…” ~ A nourishing yoga philosophy sandwich from the Yoga Lunchbox in New Zealand. –Bob W.

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Claiming a New Inheritance Through the Practice of Yoga ~ Jay Fields ~ “That doesn’t mean that you have to break out in sobs or scream in a fit of rage right there in class, but that you simply allow the tide of the emotion to move through you, be fluid…”

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The Beatles “Dear Prudence”: A Portrait of Prudence Farrow Bruns, Maharishi and TM ~ Ken Chawkin ~ “Enjoy this video portrait of Prudence Farrow Bruns, the inspiration for the Beatles song “Dear Prudence”. Prudence discusses her personal journey, meditating with the Beatles in India, the transformation her generation tried to bring about in the world, and the change that can only come from within..”

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Ran Ortner - portfolio - paintings ~ Just because these paintings are amazing and the ocean and the wave is my  favorite yoga philosophy analogy! --Bob W.

Ran Ortner – portfolio – paintings ~ Just because these paintings are amazing and the ocean and the wave is my favorite yoga philosophy analogy! –Bob W.

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A Breaking Heart is a Healing Heart. ~ Nadine McNeil ~ “Breaking open—wide—serves as the first step to healing our broken hearts. Being in the cracked space of vulnerability creates the openness and expanse for healing to occur…”

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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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Best of Yoga Philosophy–Weekly Recap.

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Very interesting discussion about the Bhagavad Gita ~ Is the Bhagavad Gita the greatest thing since sliced bread or simply a dusty historical text? –Bob W.

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Peak Experiencers and Jesus the Zealot. ~ Derek Beres ~ Aug. 22, 2013 ~ If you think Maslow and his “peak experience” have nothing to do with Yoga philosophy, think again.  Maslow was himself heavily influenced by the Bhagavad Gita, as described in Phil Goldberg’s “American Veda”.  See: http://bit.ly/16Y0NW3 . –Bob W.

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The Unbearable Distance of Belief: Notes on Icons, Appropriation, and the Second-Order Religiosity of Modern Yoga ~ Matthew Remski ~ Aug 18, 2013 ~ Does Matthew write anything that is not utterly fascinating?  In my experience, No! --Bob W.

The Unbearable Distance of Belief: Notes on Icons, Appropriation, and the Second-Order Religiosity of Modern Yoga ~ Matthew Remski ~ Aug 18, 2013 ~ Does Matthew write anything that is not utterly fascinating? In my experience, No! –Bob W.

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The Other Side of Enlightenment ~ Graham Schweig ~ “There is another side to enlightenment. It is a less known side, a more subtle or hidden side, a side that often goes unnoticed or that simply gets overlooked despite its dramatic expressions in the sacred texts on Yoga…”

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Finding More on the Mat: How I Grew Better, Wiser & Stronger Through Yoga ~ Michelle Marchildon ~ “So who do I have to kill to get some Grace around here?”

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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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Holding the Sacred Circle: Yoga Teachers and Emotional Safety (Part 1) ~ Carol Horton ~ Aug. 15, 2013 ~ “The recent teacher/guru scandals are best understood as the extreme end of a continuum of co-dependent teacher-student relationships, which range from the mildly problematic to shockingly pathological…”

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Bruce Lee Would Have Loved Ashtanga Yoga. ~ Cathy Woods ~ Aug 14, 2013 ~ “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.” ~ Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee Would Have Loved Ashtanga Yoga. ~ Cathy Woods ~ Aug 14, 2013 ~ “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.” ~ Bruce Lee

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Will Power — The James Bond of the mind: Know your Enemy. ~ Chantelle Jahara Pinto ~ Aug. 14, 2013 ~ “We all seem to have a lethal buffoon in our head running around with scissors. He’s the cause of our suffering – but only all of it; a trickster, plain and simple…”

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Deepak Chopra muddles words like “consciousness” and “quantum”, but that doesn’t make him a charlatan ~ Matthew Remski ~ Aug 11, 2013 ~ Matthew does it again--fascinating insights into the Deepak Chopra debate. --Bob W.

Deepak Chopra muddles words like “consciousness” and “quantum”, but that doesn’t make him a charlatan ~ Matthew Remski ~ Aug 11, 2013 ~ Matthew does it again–fascinating insights into the Deepak Chopra debate. –Bob W.

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What Can You Learn from an Elephant? ~ Cathy Woods ~ Aug 15, 2013 ~ “I look to elephants, all shapes and sizes, fact and fiction, to guide me through my obstacles and to overcome difficulties…”

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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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Best of Yoga Philosophy–Weekly Recap.

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Seven Scientific Facts That Will Change the Way You View The World. ~ Tim Illencik ~ A classic article from the past ~ May 2, 2012.

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Transparency Papers: introduction, and growing up Catholic (part one) ~ August 8, 2013 ~ Matthew Remski, one of my very favorite writers, talks about his ultra-traditional Roman Catholic upbringing and how it affects his Yoga philosophy. --Bob W.

Transparency Papers: introduction, and growing up Catholic (part one) ~ August 8, 2013 ~ Matthew Remski, one of my very favorite writers, talks about his ultra-traditional Roman Catholic upbringing and how it affects his Yoga philosophy. –Bob W.

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Don’t Should Me ~ August 8, 2013 ~ Joslyn Hamilton ~ “Any time I run into an acquaintance I haven’t seen in a while, their very first question is: “So, you still doing yoga?” To which I say, “No,” and try to change the subject…”

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His body is a golden string your body’s hanging from: Leonard Cohen and the disgraced guru ~ Matthew Remski ~ Aug. 10, 2013 ~ "So what is this attraction to monsters?"

His body is a golden string your body’s hanging from: Leonard Cohen and the disgraced guru ~ Matthew Remski ~ Aug. 10, 2013 ~ “So what is this attraction to monsters?”

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A yogic illumination of imagination. ~ Thea Pueschel ~ Aug. 11, 2013 ~ “A deep azure with cumulus clouds where her upper abdomen once was… the beginning started to form. She knew. Knew something magical was going to happen…”

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Why Hugs are Just as Important as Saving the World. ~ Jennifer S. White ~ Aug 11, 2013 ~ “You’re trying to grasp something that’s wispy, airy and non-tangible in your hands—and you feel it there. It has weight and it has merit, and then you try to convey this out into the world for everyone else to read and feel and taste…”

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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.