Category Archives: Niyama

Occupy Raleigh – people can follow yogic principles, can corporations?

The occupation started this past Saturday and for now the arrests are over. The people who stay are confined to the sidewalk so when I spend my time there we are on the sidewalk.  Negotiations are going on for a … Continue reading

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Occupy Raleigh – meditate at the Capital for a more just society

I had a very good meditation on the lawn of the Capital building and celebrated the crowd and the day!  It is good to see people asking for a more just society.  We need a society based on the idea … Continue reading

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Interview with the Monk arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge as we Occupy Raleigh

Occupy Raleigh and Occupy Wall St. are about a just society.  In yogic terms this means each individual and the societal institutions acting according to the yogic principles of Yama and Niyama.  Completely honoring these principles is not easy, but working toward … Continue reading

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Hey, Yoga Man! – great new yoga book – now available!

Hey, Yoga Man! is now published and available! Each Sunday we do asana practice for the first part of class. The second part includes topics from yoga philosophy, meditation, attention and awareness practice and other great things. This involves giving … Continue reading

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Hey, Yoga Man! – new book from the Prison Yoga Practice – coming any day!

Update: The book has reached the 3rd proof state, with a new cover courtesy of Justin Mitchener.  Waiting on the proof for approval and publishing. . . any day now! Each Sunday we do asana practice for the first part of class. … Continue reading

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Hey Yoga Man! – new book from the Prison Yoga Practice

Each Sunday we do asana practice for the first part of class. The second part includes topics from yoga philosophy, meditation, attention and awareness practice and other great things. This involves giving out a lot of photocopies. I have gathered … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. – a yogi? – at the Prison Yoga Practice

If you want to know what a life lived according to the principles off Yama and Niyama looks like check out Martin Luther King Jr.  Today is the holiday.  MLK Jr. considered Mahatma Gandhi and his principles of non violent civil disobediance his inspiration.  … Continue reading

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