(The topics in this blog are the kind of philosophical ideas the author will discuss in the online course Yoga to Live By, starting October 14 to November 11. For more information, click here)
In the West, yoga is often synonymous with posture practice, with various forms of Hatha Yoga. In its homeland India, a yogi can be anyone from a meditating swami to a ganja smoking sadhu, anyone from an ochre-clad Tantric to a Bhakti-singing ecstatic to someone practicing yoga in an upper-class studio in New Delhi.
In its essential purity, yoga is rooted in its body practices, in its transcendent mental outlook, and in its inclusive spirituality. Yoga is body-centered, mind-expanding, and spiritually uplifting. Yoga is not either/or—yoga is yes/and.
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You might have read my love story about work last week and rolled your eyes. Work? Gross! Work sucks! I hate to work!
If that describes you, then today’s bit of sunshine is for you.
Unless you are a rich socialite like Paris Hilton, work is a necessity. Making a living so we can support ourselves and our families and have a little bit of leisure once in awhile is kind of how the world works.
RAW AND INTUITIVE
I am a compulsive artist…I paint everyday because I have to!
My images are raw and intuitive. Colors harmonize in unexpected ways and exuberance often collides with angst.
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