This class is inspired by my lecture given at Yoga Alliance on Mythology (please see previous post for free replay). I am happy to share with you some of the stories behind the poses we do all the time, and what the energy of the asanas relate to in terms of Yoga Mythology. For Parts 2 & 3 of the asana series, you are welcome to subscribe to my online full class library where I offer dozens of classes taken at your convenience for an affordable monthly investment: https://khushyoga.com/classes/zoomclasslibrary/
Part 5 of this series goes into the wonderful stories and energies behind the poses that we do all the time! Get in touch with your inner childlike wonder 🙂
The fantastic story of Angulimala from the time of the Buddha is one that children across India know. I got to know the story on my first Vipassana meditation retreat, and years later it continues to fascinate me. Angulimala's tale is all about the potential to rise out of our suffering and ignorance and into the light of … Continue reading The Tale of Angulimala |Article
God is a beautiful metaphor That cannot be spoken That cannot be seen That cannot be touched. God is that which lies between all things is above, below, and surrounds all things. God is a beautiful metaphor; remain Quiet, remain Still Give Her space to play within Thee.
Rishi Angirasa is one of the Saptarishis (Seven Immortal Sages) and the Manasaputra (son born of the mind) of Brahma, and is one of the Projenitors of humankind. Many verses in the Vedas are attributed to Rishi Angirasa. He, along with sage Atharvan, are said to have composed (heard) most of the Atharvana Veda. Through … Continue reading Rishi Angiras
"He who hates none, who is the friend of all, who is merciful to all, who has nothing of his own, who is free from egoism, who is even-minded in pain and pleasure, who is forbearing, who is always satisfied, who works always in Yoga, whose self has become controlled, whose will is firm, whose … Continue reading Narada and Bhakti Yoga
This is an excerpt of a story taken from Krishna's final teachings in the Uddhava Gita about a young avadhuta ('pure one') who enlightens a Yadu King on the nature of the Teacher: And the young avadhuta said to the Yadu King: 'Hear me well, O king, as I tell you what I have learned … Continue reading The Teacher is in All
Uddhava, the apprentice of Krishna, one day expressed his dissatisfaction to Krishna that in-spite of studying all Vedas, Upanishadas and Sutras, he still was not recipient of the title “Maha-Rishi”, meaning the great sage. He indirectly suggested that Krishna should use his weight in the council of wise men to honor him with the title. … Continue reading A Favorite Tale of Krishna and Radha’s