June 2012

Monthly Archives

  • yogaecology

    Yoga and Ecology

    The following article is authored by David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Yoga and Nature Both Yoga and Ayurveda are all about working with the forces of nature, which are not just as material energies but powers of consciousness. This work with nature occurs at both internal and external levels. Internally, we need to balance the […]

  • The Fire of the Goddess

    From the book Yoga and the Sacred Fire by David Frawley (Lotus Press) I first discovered the Goddess as the muse that arose as part of my youthful poetic inspirations before I had even heard of the path of Yoga or studied any eastern spiritual traditions. The muse is the intimation of beauty and mystery […]

  • The Primacy of Shakti

    Note an expansion of this article in the recent book of David Frawley: Inner Tantric Yoga: Working with the Universal Shakti (Lotus Press, July 2008) The ultimate goal of human life is liberation or moksha, the realization of the Pure Self or Brahman beyond all time, space and karma . In that alone is complete […]

  • Sunset Yoga

    Yoga and Buddhism: Similarities and Differences

    (By David Frawley, Note: This article in various forms has been published by different magazines in the past like Yoga International and Hinduism Today, and been put on various websites.) Yoga and Buddhism are sister traditions which evolved in the same spiritual culture of ancient India. They use many of the same terms and follow […]

  • tantra

    Tantra and its Misconceptions: Reclaiming the Essence from the Illusions

    The following article is authored by David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) The Allure of Tantra Perhaps nothing is more exotic, dramatic and sensational in India’s Yoga traditions than is the practice of Tantra. No other approach to Yoga has gained such a fascination for the modern mind and its seeking of the bizarre, the entertaining […]

  • Awakening Our Senses

    By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) The five senses are the key instruments that we have in life to perceive the world and make our way within it. How we use them determines how our lives will unfold; whether towards health or disease, creativity or stagnation, enlightenment or ignorance. Learning to use our senses correctly is […]

  • karmadna

    Karma, DNA of Our Soul

    By Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Karma, meaning action, is a term in yogic spirituality for explaining the soul’s evolution from life to life. Karma is generally portrayed as the effect of our individual actions, extending from past lives to present and future lives. It is often regarded as a force of determination, like […]

  • cosmos

    Nakshatras and Upanakshatras

    Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) The Vedas show a division of the zodiac into 27 Nakshatras or lunar mansions. That they might have more subtle divisions of the zodiac than 27 should not surprise us. A twentysevenfold division would demand finer divisions for accurate calculations. In this regard Satapatha Brahmana describes Upanakshatras or secondary […]