“I make but a simple statement of fact when I say that for years I was like on bound hand and foot to a log racing madly on a torrent, saved miraculously time after time from dashing to death against the many boulders projecting out of the swirling water on every side by just a narrow margin and in the nick of time, turning and twisting this way and that, as if guided by a marvelously quick and dexterous hand infallibly correct in its movement … At times I felt Instinctively that a life and death struggle was going on inside me in which I, the owner of the body, was entirely powerless to take part, forced to lie quietly and watch as a spectator the weird drama unfolded in my own flesh.”
Gopi Krishna

Kundalini – The Evolutionary Energy in Man

Sweet Clarity

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SweetClarity is a phrase coined by Shahar & myself early in our collaboration.

Shahar is a performer of improvised/spontaneous art. His work and teaching is rooted in body work. When I first experienced Shahar I experienced relief. I was relived because for the first time (and many since) I was moved and touched by art. Until then my experience of art had been a mediocre one. I could identify a certain degree of esthetics and skill in art (of all kinds) but I was never moved. this led me to believe that I was ignorant – and therefor uncapable of appreciating art. With Shahar I was (and still am) clearly moved. Moved in such a way that I did not have and was not interested in describing my experience in words.

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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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