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Articles by Johanna Maheshvari Mosca

Sedona Spirit Yoga Blog 2017-04-12T18:33:05+00:00

Krishna and Radha, Union of Divine Love and Bliss

"The RADHA-KRISHNA amour is a love legend of all times. It's indeed hard to miss the many legends and paintings illustrating Krishna's love affairs, of which the Radha-Krishna affair is the most memorable. Krishna's relationship with Radha, [...]

Sri Krishna, God of Divine Love and Bliss

Krishna, God of Divine Love and Bliss SRI KRISHNA: According to www.vishvarupa.com, "Krishna (Krsna) is the Ever-Blissful Embodiment of Transcendent Beauty who captivates the hearts and minds of all beings. Thedeep devotion for Krishna is realized through [...]

Patanjali’s Seventh Limb of Yoga–Meditation

Yoga Philosophy 101: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali The Seventh Limb of Yoga--Meditation or Dhyana Resuming our discussion of the eight limbs of yoga set forth by Patanjali in The Yoga Sutras, we turn to the [...]

Why attend a Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking Retreat

Why attend a Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking Retreat? There are a lot of different reasons our guests choose to come to Sedona.  For most, it seems that they are called to experience the beauty [...]

Goddess Kali, the Protectress

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 scope of Kali's awesome power- "Who can comprehend the Divine [...]

Goddess Durgha, the Divine Protectress

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 Maheshvari mentioned in a previous issue, appears in both gentle [...]

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

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 or sense withdrawal. Sutra II, 54 – “Withdrawing the senses, [...]

Parvati — Maha (Great) Goddess of Power

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 god of disintegration and destruction." He tells us that an [...]

Lakshmi — Goddess of Beauty, Luxury and Wealth

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, as well as the goddess of luck, beauty, courage and [...]

Yoga Journal Visits June 11-15 Retreat

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 my retreat activities. With the permission of my three gracious [...]

Saraswathi — Goddess of Wisdom and Music

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 feminine, and look at their consorts. Saraswathi, the consort of [...]

Lord Shiva — Hindu God of Transformation

About Hindu Gods and Goddesses: As we continue our exploration of the mythology of Hindu dieties, we turn to the third of the triad of great gods, Lord Shiva, the Destroyer. The other two members [...]

Lord Vishnu, the Hindu God of Preservation

About Hindu Gods and Goddesses: As we continue our exploration of the mythology of Hindu dieties, we turn to the second god of the trinity, Vishnu, the Preserver, who represents the force of sustaining good [...]

Lord Brahma, the Hindu God of Creation

About Hindu Gods and Goddesses: As we continue our exploration of Hindu dieties, we turn to Lord Brahma, the Creator God. This information is taken from www.wikipedia.org and www.rudraksha-ratna.com  Please note that there is a [...]

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