Are We All Mad?

Are We All Mad?

What Do Highly Creative People, Spiritual Seekers, Addicts and Mad Men Have In Common?

A handful of creative geniuses in the 1950’s defined a generation, ushered in the counter-culture of the hippies and became the progenitors of the new age movement of eastern spirituality and Yoga, as well as the modern day hipsters. They were celebrated for their non-conformity, rebellion, rejection of materialism, eastern mysticism and spontaneous creativity. 

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Yoga is One Thing The Whole World Can Agree On

Yoga is One Thing The Whole World Can Agree On

Escalation of war and sectarian violence, religious strife, race riots, climate change, Ebola -  
in 2014, humanity seemed to be coming apart at the seams and it was easy to lose sight of all the divine elements in the world as we were fed cable news hysteria of one crisis after another .

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to share some very good news that you may have missed.

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Jupiter, Fourth house, Happiness and the Pre-frontal Cortex

Jupiter, Fourth house, Happiness and the Pre-frontal Cortex

Enough about Saturn. Truth is we can talk about Saturn all day but the primary impulse of all human beings is attaining happiness – and the planet for this job is Jupiter. So what can the Vedic horoscope and modern scientific discoveries about the brain teach us about achieving happiness and peace of mind?

In Vedic Astrology, the ease or difficulty with which we acquire “happiness” is to a great part indicated by the factors related to the Fourth House and Fourth Sign of Cancer.

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Is Yoga a Religion?

Is Yoga a Religion?

A recent Yoga Journal article asked the question “Is Yoga a Religion”? During the closing ceremony of Yoga into the 21st century conference in NYC the renowned Yoga teacher T.K.V. Desikachar told the audience that Yoga is not a religion and should not affiliate with any religion.

While I agree that Yoga need not be associated with any religion, I am more curious to explore the premise of the question itself, which I think keeps Yoga from unleashing its full potential in our lives.

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Good Karma is In

Good Karma is In

Karma was probably one of the first words to migrate into the English language from India. The 50’s used karma to get high, 60’s to make love, 70’s to boogey, 80’s to work harder, the 90’s to believe and manifest (and work out more) and today we use it to hold our breath on the yoga mat. The word Karma has been embraced both by the pop culture and spiritual seekers and is even starting to show up in corporate board rooms.

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