This blog aims to share, inspire and encourage thoughts on the bigger questions surrounding Yoga and Reality, plus some ramblings along the path of life.
THE YOGA PHILOSOPY BLOG
In a world (Kali Yuga) which is getting increasingly immersed in Maya, materialism, superficiality and the gross, even the ancient science of Yoga is being diluted to accommodate the superficial.
This space acts as a humble attempt to lead sincere seekers of truth and reality back to the roots of Yoga, where the great Yoga Masters provide guidance and light on their path. If just one of you out there find inspiration from this website to help you along the path, then all this has been worthwhile.
Asato Maa Sadgamaya
Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya
Mrityor Maa Amrtam Gamaya
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih
Lead me from the unreal to the real.
Lead me from darkness to light
Lead me from death to immortality.
May there be peace, peace and perfect peace.
After spending some time searching through various Yoga books and catalogues, old and new, writings Ancient and Modern, even venturing online and trawling through internet sales, the Yoga teacher gasped. “Ooh wow, I have the chance to bid on an original copy of the Rig Veda… yes the Rig Veda! The oldest writings known… Read more »
As featured in Yoga Life (August 2023) edition celebrating the 80th birthday of Ammaji, I wrote a piece on Contentment, which you will see below. You will find the full edition here: Yoga Life Online Edition In the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjalii (around 500 BCE) Santosha is the second of the five Niyamas. The Yamas… Read more »
Recently, I had to fill in a census, and at the end of it, it asked for my religion. I could not say ‘no religion’ and I could not say ‘all religions’ so I put down ‘universalist’. The first time I heard this term was when my my first teacher Sri Paul was explaining his… Read more »
Q. Where have all the dinosaurs gone?A .They’re still here! Albert Einstein said that energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form into another. Swamiji Gitananda said, just having a human body does not make you human; there are many walking around in human bodies that aren’t really human… Read more »
‘I’m not very happy in my job and want to do something else. I’m very flexible – maybe I’ll try to be a yoga teacher’. Back in the day, it was the teacher who suggested to the appropriate student that they should study to become a yoga teacher; it was a process of recommendation,… Read more »
A recent article in British Vogue stated: “The latest wellness trend is eye yoga and is quick, effective, and you don’t have to leave the sofa!” It then goes on to describe our ancient eye practices; part of our classical yoga system. They mention how this practice can strengthen eye muscles, improving instances of eye… Read more »
Recently at the end of a Satsang, Swamiji said “meditate on anything that comes up”. Swamiji had mentioned that his Guru, Baba, was ‘big’ on contentment and that word reminded me of my dearest daddy who passed away at the end of last year, at the grand old age of 90. He always used to… Read more »
I wrote this rambling before the pandemic but for some reason just kept it back! TOUCH, to me, is to feel, to connect, to make contact… and in the subtle sense… it is YOGA, after all Yoga means UNION! It was late afternoon, she took her seat on the crowded train, and nodded a greeting… Read more »
Humans land upon the moon They look around and start to swoon Wow! There are strange looking rocks wherever they roam Let’s dig some of them up and take them home. They returned to earth, and in a special box Display to all the barren rocks Everyone came to stand and stare All desiring what… Read more »
When I was young I always had an interest in different religions and ideas; Philosophy surrounding the ideas of life and death in the universe. My mother used to ask, ‘what is it that you’re looking for?’ and I couldn’t really grasp it well enough to say! I was often slated for not sticking to… Read more »