Sun Salutations.

Sun Salutations.

The Sun Salutations are a big part of yoga. The Sun is another symbol of our inner Light. We connect the idea of the lightest and brightest thing in our world with the lightest and brightest (and most subtle) aspect of who we are.

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We Are Each Born Owing Three Debts

We Are Each Born Owing Three Debts

Another beautiful day in our Shiva Yoga training!  Today is our last day of the first week.  It's been busy.  Long days, with barely time to eat and rest.  At the end of the day, I feel very satisfied and fulfilled, though.  I love sharing these teachings.  It is our responsibility to share what we are learning with others.  That way everyone can benefit from the teachings.  There's a story I shared with my students, that my teacher, Srivatsa Ramaswami, told during my training with him--

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Namaste!

Namaste!

The sun is the lightest and brightest thing in our world.  One of the things we are working to do in yoga is to become lighter and brighter.  The ego and mind are constantly pulling us down.  It takes hard work to move out of the tamasic state of heaviness and sluggishness.  We must lift ourselves up and elevate ourselves, shifting our perspective away from the ego and the mind, attachment and aversion, and connecting with the part of ourselves that is pure consciousness, pure awareness.  That same pure awareness, that same pure consciousness, that same light that is in you is also in me.  That same light that is in us is in everyone. 

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