“Life is a mask through which the universe expresses itself. We assume that all of humankind and its supportive life forms represent a natural community.”
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What is Yoga? (part 1 of … as many as it takes)

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Yoga is a collection of teachings that claim to offer some understanding of the nature of mind. IT does not offer any clear conclusions – instead it suggests some inspiring models that are best assimilated through experience – the practice of Yoga.

Before I go on let me re-iterate one important detail abotu which Yoga is very clear – it speaks about the MIND not about the body!

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Action vs. Thought

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Just as I was about to start writing this, my first post here and ever, I realized that the title I chose echoed from my Yoga teachings – Karma Yoga vs. Jnana Yoga. The path of action vs. the path of knowledge (and before you go for what my seem like the obvious choice… hang on). I find this to be an irony since I have been put-off by the philosophical aspect of my yoga training. Yet, here I am at this new starting point – this new Karma/Action, referencing Jnana/Knowledge. It almost pulls the rug out from under my feet… but then again….

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