The Spirit of God, I realized, is exhaustless Bliss; His body is countless...– Paramahansa Yogananda
deva premal - mula mantra invocation om...
porcelainfists-deactivated20100 asked: you are such a beautiful soul, and your blog is one of the most interesting ones I've ever stumbled upon. I have lots of questions, because everything you write about is so interesting, but I won't be annoying and ask a million :) what can you tell me about your use of crystals and how they work?
O nourishing Sun, solitary traveler, controller, source of life for all...– Isha Upanishad (16)
govindam adi purusam tam aham ...
in missoula, montana
smokey quartz clusters snowy peaks, green hillsides fresh bowls of morel mushrooms raw local honey bottle slide baby guitars bike ride along the clark fork happy bunny life is good.
deva sings the mula mantra →
Om represents the vibration which brings forth, sustains, and contains the phenomenal universe Sat-Chit-Ananda is original Being that witnesses the phenomenal as awareness and whose nature of being is peace and bliss Parabrahman is absolute transcendence Purushottama refers to the embodied godhead Paramatma refers to the immanent divine Sri Bhagavati refers to the divine feminine Sametha...
O Earth! O Air! O Splendid bright space! O Abundance of Glory! O Cause of...– another translation of the Gayatri Mantra
haripada acarya - gayatri mantra
To dwell in the joy that springs from the mind’s constant occupation with things...– Sri Anandamayi Ma jai jai ma!
on this lovely summer solstice I enjoyed a very powerful yoga practice at my favorite studio in my favorite part of the city. we were encouraged to work with our own mantras, and by the time we came to rest in savasana my own, aham prema, was so much a part of my breath & being that even now, still, I feel it permeating, immanent in the air around me, resplendent in every molecule inside. I am...
lingerlonger: While shifting into the fifth dimension, you will increasingly see that space and distance are only illusions of the material plane. You are always and immediately connected to others who are your soul and heart family, no matter where they may be on the planet. The Internet has taught you in a physical way how the illusion of space can be bridged. You will soon understand that...
winterslove asked: where are you getting your custom mala?
this weekend I’m having a custom 108 bead mala made just for me. the beads will be made of nangka, the auspicious, light & musical wood of the jackfruit tree (a sustainable resource!); the counter beads will be made of rose quartz; and the guru bead will be made of colorless crystal quartz, finished with a light pink tassel. a mala is like a buddhist rosary - you hold & thumb each...
divinexistence asked: Hello beautiful soul, I like your blog.
björk - amphibian wow, remember? such sweet...
After all, love is our true nature. When we do not express love in our words and...– Amma I must meet this beautiful person!
SMOKEY THE BEAR SUTRA by gary snyder →
as you were.
thirty-one translations of bashô's frog haiku →
I love these! my haiku response would have to be… words, ways we divide— signifiers, signified— still, pond, frog, sound: one
yoshimi came up to me while I was in sirsasana II and started licking my forearm and running circles around my head. I find this variation so much easier than doing the posture with elbows on the ground, but this might just be because I learned it when I was in elementary school and the alignment, balance & body-trust is so ingrained. speaking of ingrained, yosh is a natural born yogini -...
The complete practice of Yoga is to embody eternal love with discernment of the...– Patanjali (Yoga-Sutra 2:1) I was writing a long post about viveka (discernment/spiritual discrimination) but this is so beautifully succinct! (and it’s so beautiful outside!) SAT NAM :)
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows...– Swami Kripalu
yoginiinthehood asked: Thanks for the sweet comment. Sending you some sweet cosmic energy from Seattle. Jai Ma! Kelly
making blue potatoes, red quinoa & rainbow chard
colorful food = colorful life
my singing bowl, singing! it’s tuned to a,...
Yoga is there for all humanity. It is for serving people. It is traditional...– Mohan, in an article about Yoga heritage & industry/branding bottom line.
awesome things about my bunny
today, she courageously endured wearing a silly hat made of swiss chard and a toilet paper tube, inspiring much laughter and joy also today, she jumped onto and then started actually making our bed, straightening the covers with her tiny front paws (good girl!) she does the best urdhva mukha svanasana you’ve ever seen (and takes marjaryasana better than any cat, replete with terrifying...
anuradha paudwal - baithi sagun manavati mata all...
The most ancient traveler in the universe is love.– Swami Rama
“sri ramchandra kripalu bhajman” on a...
Music holds a very high place in the practice of yoga. I would even say that...– Swami Kripalu
the river is a strong brown god
years ago, a yoga instructor suggested I take six months off, retreat to kripalu in western massachusetts, really devote myself to my practice, and everything in my then-wayward life would fall into place. though it sounded amazing, the flow of kala took me elsewhere until, this morning, v & I attended a kripalu yoga class. it was seemingly all about alignment and attention - the details of...
The light of the world comes and goes, it is unstable. The Light that is eternal...– Sri Anandamayi Ma