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Why Should I Take a Pilgrimage to India?

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By Yogi Aaron Make a pilgrimage: go back in time to propel your practice forward. India. Nepal. Tibet. Thailand. The Holy Land. Why should I take a pilgrimage to India and these distant places? The very names of these faraway… Read More

A Saraswati Meditation For Knowledge

Lately, I’ve been all about the Hindu pantheon. Each image of Hindu deities are so beautifully intricate and exotic, sometimes depicted as the fantastic merging of human and beast, each representation loaded with detail and symbolism. There are the biggies… Read More

Yoga Opens the Door to Freedom

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Yoga can ultimately have the potential to set itself apart from mainstream spiritual organizations by virtue of the fact that we address the wild, untamed, ‘dirty’ and unmentionable parts of our own humanity. In order for us to find out… Read More

How Yoga Helps Us Confront Our Fears

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“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato Fear is a signal of a threat – It is also a necessary tool… Read More

Step Into Your Fear

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A few years ago before the winter solstice, as the days grew darker and shorter, I began to notice how my attention shifted to the “dark” areas of my life. I came to realize that the practice of yoga can… Read More

How Yoga Helps Us Confront Our Fears

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The following is an interview with Martin Scott, who is the owner of Union Yoga in San Francisco. He has been a yoga teacher and group leader at Blue Osa. Harriet: Hi, Martin. Thanks for taking the time to talk… Read More