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The Yoga and Science Meme

Back when I was a grad student at Stanford University, I belonged to a working group of scientists, social scientists, artists, writers, performers, mathematicians, engineers, historians and cultural theorists. We got together and talked about the intersections of our disciplines. We staged “happenings,” put on performances and built things together, kind of like a different style of Burning Man. Read On…

Sadhana is Play

Human bodies are the great playground. But in the course of doing spiritual practice, we are asked to sit in meditation postures that are difficult for our bodies to relax into immediately. It is best in these circumstances to use props, such as cushions under the knees, in order to slowly, perhaps over years, give our bodies the chance to relax.

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“Sadhana is nothing but playfulness.” –Anandamayi Ma

If you approach every pain or passing discomfort as an embarrassing obstacle or problem, it is possible to lose all sense of playfulness and experimentation. If your pride gets in the way of your patience, you will either hurt yourself, or give up. Read On…