Lineage and Yoga Wars

Recently a storm of protest arose in our community against Kausthub Desikachar who has taken legal action to copy right the word Vinyoga for his yoga business around the world. Kausthub is the son of T. K. V. Desikachar and grandson of the great Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. You may like to read Leslie Kaminoff’s post on Facebook “I teach Viniyoga… So Sue me” here is my response...

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Yoga: a seamless process designed for individual needs

Jnana, Bhakti, Hatha, Karma, Kriya, Sidhha Yoga are one. Our teacher Krishnamacharya described all the different yoga categories as belonging together as an integrated holistic approach to be adapted to the needs of each individual. He insisted that it was a wrong approach of Western thinking to split them apart as if they could be isolated from each other...

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A Soft Message for a Hard Time

I recently saw a YouTube video in which the actor Jim Carrey gets really excited about having discovered Eckhart Tolle. It seems that in reading and listening to Tolle, Carrey also had a sudden “wake-up” moment, as Tolle had. He realized that he is consciousness itself, the one who is aware of every “thing,” even of his worries in all their profound insignificance...

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