Category: Yoga

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The Magic of Silent Mantra

“The mind must be withdrawn from the sensory centers in the head and allowed to dive deep within until it reaches the base of the spine, where the power of the Goddess is held...

Budha (Mercury) & the Tattvas of Mental Operation 0

Budha (Mercury) & the Tattvas of Mental Operation

Prakrti (manifested matter/objective energy) differentiates into antahkarana (the psychic apparatus), indriyas (the senses), and bhutas (matter). Antahkarana as the “psychic,” or information processing mechanism of an individual, consists of three sattvas: the buddhi, ahamkara,...

Śani Fast 0

Śani Fast

Today I’m starting my first Saturn (Śani) fast. I’ve done many different fasts in the past, so this shouldn’t be so difficult (especially as it’s only a day-long fast), even though it will be...

Energy/Prāṇa 0

Energy/Prāṇa

My sensitivity is a blessing, but I keep getting lost, suppressed in this physical body. My senses make me more attuned to the subtleties in life – some of which are not so obvious...

Cancer. Artwork by Yuhon. 0

Sensitivity

I’m a Cancer ascendant. My own sensitivity is a blessing, but I keep getting lost, suppressed in this physical body. My senses make me more attuned to the subtleties in life – some of...

Through the Veil 0

Through the Veil

Just before the start of Budha’s third retrograde state this year (September 17, 2015) I started feeling an intense amount of energy surging through my body. Over time this energy has increased – so...

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Satya

Satya is not merely speaking the plain truth [but to say] that which is beneficial to all beings. – Yoga Yājñavalkya 1.53 Satya (सत्य), the second yama, focuses on truthfulness, abiding by the truth...

Ahiṃsā 0

Ahiṃsā

The first principle of the yamas, the restrictive codes of ethics, in all classical texts which require them, is ahiṃsā – non-violence and restraint from any type of harm to all living beings. This...

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Eight Limbs: Yama

In an effort to put my recently acquired knowledge to real-world use, and to improve upon my own personal existence, I decided this morning to take on the challenge of immersing myself into the...