Where are you going?
Answered What is spirituality?

In the context of yoga, spiritual is an antonym for material. If we think about the qualities of matter we find that it's forms are temporary (material forms, such as our bodies, come into being, sta... View more

Dec 22
Answered Is yoga a religion?

In order to understand the intersection of yoga and religion we have to take a closer look at the word 'religion': from the Latin, re - again; ligio - to bind back (as in a ligament, that binds a musc... View more

Dec 22
Answered Do the Yamas have a hierarchy? In an ethical dilemma which one should I follow first? For example Satya or Ahimsa?

Yes, the Yamas are hierarchical. In traditional hermeneutics (the science of understanding scripture), introductory and concluding statements are understood to be of primary importance. Hence, ahimsa ... View more

Nov 07
Answered Is it really possible to observe ahimsa in the absolute sense of never harming any other living being?

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve gone on a killing spree. I’m not proud of this fact but I can’t deny it, either: dozens have lost their lives at my hands. And it’s not a matter of self-defe... View more

Nov 07
Answered What does Svadhyaya mean to you?

Svadhyaya is traditionally understood to mean both self-study and the study of yoga wisdom texts, such as the Upanishads or other such expositions of yoga philosophy. The implication of the dual meani... View more

Nov 07
Answered Why do we assign a form to something that is ultimately formless, i.e Absolute Truth?

In the course of discussing the concept of formlessness and form in connection with how different schools of yoga philosophy understand the ultimate reality, a colleague asked me why the Absolute Trut... View more

Nov 07
Replied to a comment on Why do we assign a form to something that is ultimately formless, i.e Absolute Truth?

Everything is, always has been, and always will be complete, Mr. Baxter. We may not be aware of the completeness of the Absolute Truth or Absolute Reality but that is testimony to the limitations of o... View more
Nov 07
Added a reply to Barbora Jurigova's comment on What is the difference between sadhu and a yogi?

Thanks for your follow-up questions, Barbora. As a general rule, sadhus are disinclined to use any mystic powers they may have for tricks like levitation and are averse to tactics of self-promotion. A... View more
Oct 21
Answered What is the difference between sadhu and a yogi?

A sadhu is definitely a yogi and a yogi may be a sadhu, depending on the nature of their yoga practice. The word ‘sadhu’ indicates someone who is fully engaged in sadhana, spiritual practices, to ... View more

Oct 21
Answered Is there a common mistake or misperception that is widely accepted in yoga that you would like to clarify?

I think that one of the most common mistakes or misperceptions that’s widely accepted in modern yoga is that ‘yoga’ can mean whatever we want it to mean. In post-modern culture, we’re all our ... View more

Oct 20
Apr 30
is now following Baptiste Marceau
Apr 29
is now following Lisa Bermudez
Apr 29
is now following Julia Romano
Apr 29
is now following Ariele Foster
Apr 29
is now following J. Brown
Apr 29
is now following Julie Kirkpatrick
Apr 29
is now following april puciata
Apr 29
is now following Barbora Jurigova
Added a new photo to Govardhan Eco-Village
Mar 23
Mar 23
is now following Govardhan Eco-Village
Added a new Retreat
Mar 10
a spiritual journey to sacred india! haridwar / rishikesh / jaipur / govardhan eco-village join us for two life-changi...
Added a new photo to Hari-kirtana Yoga
Mar 10
Mar 10
is now following Buddha B Yoga Center
Added a new Retreat
Nov 12
featuring darshans and tours with radhanath swami and dhanurdhara swami, our retreat will include daily yoga and meditat...
Nov 12
is now following Hari-kirtana Yoga
Has updated his profile picture
Sep 17
Added a new photo
Sep 17