February 24, 2014

Mahashivarathri: A Rapturous Night With The Divine


Although so many millions practice yoga around the world, the origins of yoga are unknown to most. Where did the practice of yoga originate and with whom did this phenomenal science begin? In short, who was the first yogi? The yogic lore, known to the mystics and sages of India, speaks of this first yogi or Adiyogi, who first fathomed the technology of taking one’s life energies to the very peak and making the human system a ladder to the Divine. Today, we refer to this being as Shiva, but in yoga, Shiva is not seen as a God, but as the Adiyogi and the Adi Guru or First Guru, who offered the yogic technology to humanity.

Mistaking Attachment for Love

  

There is something called "love," and there is something called "attachment." What people call "love" is just a way of binding themselves to somebody, getting identified with somebody, but this is not love -- this is attachment. We always mistake attachment for love, but attachment has nothing to do with love. In fact, hate has something to do with love. Look at whom you hate. Do you hate the person who is just walking by on the street? No... you loved someone and one day the coin fell the other way and suddenly became hate. So, if the coin falls one way, it is love; if it turns around and falls the other way, it becomes hate.

February 7, 2014

Yogis Among The 2014 US Winter Olympic Team

       

Yoga is slowly making it's way to every layer of our society. The US Winter Olympic Team is not an exception! Check out yogis from the US Olympic Team whom will be representing our country in Sochi for the next 2 weeks kicking off February 6th. We wish the best of luck to the athletes!


February 6, 2014

Stuck in a traffic jam? Try these simple but effective exercises!




 Car exercise                                     Photo courtesy: BodyMindGreen
Imagine your self stuck in a traffic jam for 17 hours, roads closed  and an ice storm passing by. That's exactly how thousands of people in the Atlanta area must have felt during the recent ice storm that literally paralyzed not only the city, but a large part of the south. Here's how to turn tedious commutes, traffic jams and hours spent at your desk into exercise opportunities.