Friday’s Flow: Dalai Lama, A Simple Thought for the Weekend

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2011 file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures as he addresses the Mumbai University students in Mumbai, India. The Dalai Lama said Thursday, March 10, 2011, that he will give up his political role in Tibet's government-in-exile, shifting that power to an elected representative. The Tibetan spiritual leader, speaking on the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese control, said the time has come "to devolve my formal authority to the elected leader." (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. –Dalai Lama

Friday’s Flow: Something to Ponder this Weekend

It is you that pervades this universe, and this universe exists in you. Your true nature is pure Consciousness. Don’t be small-minded. — Ashtavakra Gita (800-400BCE), India The Ashtavakra Gita or the Song of Ashtavakra is an Advaita Vedanta scripture. Many teachers and mystics held it in high regard. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a respected mystic… Continue reading Friday’s Flow: Something to Ponder this Weekend

Check out Yoga Journal’s Online Yoga Pose Finder

Yoga Journal (online and print edition) has been an excellent resource to inform my practice for many years. One of its most useful tools, in my opinion, is its online yoga pose finder where you can find almost any yoga pose, its variations, a step-by-step guide to each pose, as well as contra-poses. For those… Continue reading Check out Yoga Journal’s Online Yoga Pose Finder

6 Timeless Observations on Life by Marcus Aurelius

Some lessons in life have already been learned — by humans who lived many centuries ago. These lessons have stood the test of time and the wise among us study history and learn from others’ observations in order to inform and enhance their own lives. Although the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, who was often… Continue reading 6 Timeless Observations on Life by Marcus Aurelius

Should yoga be allowed in public schools?

Update October 6, 2008: I find articles like this one a bit more encouraging Some New York state parents are concerned that the yoga being taught in their district has Hindu leanings, thus violating the separation of church and state. Do you agree? Can students benefit from the physical aspect of yoga without adding in… Continue reading Should yoga be allowed in public schools?

Judith Orloff, How to Not Take On Other People’s Energy (video)

I have been to Dr. Judith Orloff’s workshops twice and each time I go I learn something new about intuition, energy work and positivity. Judith Orloff, MD, an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, has transformed the face of psychiatry, with her workshops and best-selling books like Positive Energy, which is a personal favorite… Continue reading Judith Orloff, How to Not Take On Other People’s Energy (video)