Over the last 8 years, since I have been the yoga teacher in residence at the twice-yearly Maui retreat with Ram Dass and Krishna Das, many of you have helped me or witnessed the development of Dao Flow yoga into a classical heart-based practice weaving the techniques of movement, sound, chanting & breath, onto consciousness to evoke
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♥ राम राम ♥ ♥ राम राम ♥ ♥ राम राम ♥ ♥ राम राम ♥ ♥ राम राम ♥ The Songs of Kabir Translated by Tagore, R. (1915) Compiled by Saraswati, January 2017 Kabir The poet Kabir was born in Varanasi, India in 1440 ce to Muslim parents and is one of the most interesting figures in Indian mysticism.
Sankalpa is similar to the idea of intention, but we hold it gently and in a sweeter way. The concept itself is paradoxical – there is a determination to achieve, yet with an ease about doing so. It is fierce and fluid at the same time. As you sit down to begin your yoga, consider your Sankalpa and return to it
As we near the official beginning of summer, many of us are enjoying warmer and warmer days. Now you can shake off some of the heat with this delicious and cooling mint tea. Simply steep a couple handfuls of fresh mint in boiling water. Let steep for 10-15 minutes and then add cool water. Chill for at least one hour.
–Faith in Mind– Xin Xin Ming 信心銘 By Seng Can 僧璨 (550ce). The Third Patriarch of Zen after Bodhidharma, and the Thirteenth Patriarch after Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. Opening verses of the poem…. The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction
The Buddhist mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum literally means, “Praise to the Jewel in the Lotus.” Many of you may have heard it or even been touched by chanting it. I’m so struck by the transformation and purification it signifies the deity associated with it is tattooed on my body. Sturdy roots sink down through the murky, deep bottom of
Opening and finding spaciousness in the body, mind, and spirit, we have the best chance of finding balance, and optimizing our ability to heal. When we ask of ourselves to identify all of the small and large ways that we are constricted and contracted (stressors) in everyday life and to try to shift this habit, to open wide to healing