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Goddess Kali, the Protectress

By | February 19th, 2017|Gods and Goddesses|

Kali, the Protectress, is often greatly misunderstood in her destructive response to the demonic. This excerpt from the vishvarupa.com website well describes the depth and [...]

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Lesson X: Patanjali’s Sixth Limb of Yoga–Concentration

By | February 19th, 2017|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy|

THE SIXTH LIMB OF YOGA  DHARANA —Concentration Continuing our discusion of the eight limbs of yoga set forth by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, we [...]

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Goddess Durgha, the Divine Protectress

By | November 12th, 2016|Gods and Goddesses|

Goddess Durgha is a beloved figure in Hindu mythology who symbolizes summoning the energy for protection against negative forces   The Goddess Parvati, another form of [...]

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Lesson IX: 5th Limb of Yoga–Drawing the Senses Inward

By | November 12th, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy|

THE FIFTH  LIMB OF YOGA  Pratyahara —Sense Withdrawal In Light on the Yoga Sutras, BKS Iyengar translates and comments upon the two sutras about Pratyahara [...]

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Parvati — Maha (Great) Goddess of Power

By | August 7th, 2016|Gods and Goddesses|

Parvati The Power and Consort of Shiva In his book Hindu Gods and Goddesses, Swami Harshananda calls Parvati "the power and consort of Shiva, the [...]

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Lesson VIII: Breath Expansion, the Fourth Limb of Yoga

By | August 7th, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy, Uncategorized|

Yoga Philosophy 101 Revisited - Lesson VIII:  Breath Expansion, the 4th Limb of Yoga In our April through June newsletter issues, we began a discussion [...]

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Lakshmi — Goddess of Beauty, Luxury and Wealth

By | June 30th, 2016|Gods and Goddesses|

Lakshmi (or Shri) Sri Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth and Fortune Lakshmi (or Shri)  is the Hindu goddess of wealth, good fortune and the lotus flower, [...]

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Lesson VII: Asanas (Postures), Patanjali’s Third Limb of Yoga

By | June 30th, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy|

ASANAS or POSTURES, the THIRD LIMB OF YOGA As we continue examining the eight limbs of yoga, set forth by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras [...]

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Yoga Journal Visits June 11-15 Retreat

By | June 30th, 2016|Johanna's Musings and Articles|

Imagine my surprise when I received an email from the Yoga Journal, asking me if a few of their tour ambassadors could join one of [...]

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Saraswathi — Goddess of Wisdom and Music

By | June 1st, 2016|Gods and Goddesses|

Goddess Saraswathi About Hindu Gods and Goddesses: In recent issues, we discussed the Hindu trinity: Lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Now we turn to the [...]

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