Thanks for such a great resource! Mandy said this on May 19, at am. Bob Weisenberg said this on May 19, at pm. I really like your e-book. Especially the plain language …. This should be a narrated video or slideshow. Bob, if you collect image for a slideshow and want to narrate I will create a video for youtube. Bob Weisenberg said this on May 20, at pm. So interesting that you are a flamenco guitarist. Looking forward to continuing to read all you have written here!
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Rosetta said this on July 19, at am. Thanks for writing, Rosetta. As you probably know, the gypsies originally emigrated from the same area of Northern India that spawned Yoga. You can still see the influence in the dance and hear it in the music. If you know more about this, please share your sources with me. Bob Weisenberg said this on July 19, at pm.
Bob Weisenberg said this on July 23, at pm. Yoga has a rich and complex history and as you say it can be confusing to many. The essentials in their purest form are simple yet it is coming to that state that may take more than a bit of practice. This is actually not that easy to do at first, hence the many branches of Yoga that teach a variety of techniques. Bob Weisenberg said this on August 7, at pm.
Molly said this on August 12, at am. Bob Weisenberg said this on August 12, at pm. The insights you get are more important than the specific practices you adopt. And, even though it has a sprawling 5, year old history, ultimately Yoga needs to be about simplicity, not complexity. And remember what I just said about picking and choosing. For a simple renewing meditation, I often just recite these same six key points in my head as I relax all my muscles and breathe comfortably:.
The central message of Yoga is that just being alive contains infinite and unlimited wonder and meaning all by itself, regardless of what else is happening in your life. Yoga reduces the complexity of our lives to the elegant simplicity of continual wonder and awe, without losing any of the other things we treasure about being human. To further explore Yoga philosophy, I urge you to go directly to the ancient texts. Although they have a reputation for being difficult, I personally find them to be exceptionally direct and inspiring, often mind-blowing.
It does take a little getting used to the rich metaphorical language they use. They are not all the same. These are my preferred versions of the other two most important ancient texts:.
- The Black Cat (Annotated Edition).
- Raker Chronicles Book V - Into the Flames.
The Upanishads , lovingly introduced and translated by Eknath Easwaran. Yoga postures and techniques are best learned in classes. But reading can be very helpful, too. These days you can also find a wide variety of videos on the Internet. The title is self-explanatory. You can get whatever you need from it right now, and it will continue to serve you for a long time to come. This is a rich and wonderful synthesis of ancient Yoga for modern devotees. See the delightfully rambunctious Yoga 2. Other Great Books. An inspiring exploration of Yoga philosophy, and its relationship to Western religion and psychology—the book that got it all started for me.
Now the truth can finally be told—Yoga was originally developed by elephants in prehistoric times, and only adopted by humans many years later. Effortless Wellbeing by Evan Finer. My favorite book on meditation.
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Follow: RSS. Bob Weisenberg. The big things are obvious. We all know what that kind of wonder feels like. What about a paper clip? In many ways a paper clip is as wondrous as a galaxy. Breathe deeply, relax all the muscles in your body. Accept and completely allow yourself to have that feeling. Gently focus back on the present moment. In a Nutshell: Continual Wonder and Awe For a simple renewing meditation, I often just recite these same six key points in my head as I relax all my muscles and breathe comfortably: 1 Each of us is already infinitely wondrous —miraculous, awe-inspiring, unfathomable.
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Tantra offers a smorgasbord of yogic techniques to bring one into the state of ecstasy representing a vast synthesis of spiritual knowledge. Timothy has studied and taught many styles of yoga and has completed a hour Advanced Pranakriya Yoga training. Timothy has been serving as the Executive Director of YogaBasics. He has authored two yoga books and has written over articles on the practice and philosophy of yoga. Timothy is also the creator of Japa Mala Beads and has been designing and importing mala beads since Your email address will not be published.
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