Best of Yoga Philosophy for the Week.

Via on Jul 15, 2013

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Hi, everyone.

As many of you know, I tried my best to retire (again) last year.  But then this new project came up that I just couldn’t resist:

a virtual magazine and forum devoted to Yoga philosophy.

Every day I select the best Yoga philosophy articles on the Internet and post the links to Pinterest, facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.  You read the articles that interest you, and join in the discussions, if so moved.

Waylon saw what I was doing and generously invited me to post all my recommendations on elephant, and I’m happy to take him up on his offer.   Below are my choices for this week.

Please help spread the word through friends and social media.  Thank you for your interest and support.

Warmly,

Bob

Photo: Pixoto

Beginner’s Mind, or Why I Got My Guitar Out Again After All These Years.
Jess Hicks ~ Jul 15, 2013
Love this article. –Bob W.

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Treating Trauma with Yoga. ~ Nicki Mosley ~ July 12, 2013 ~ " Why not invite a person fragmented by trauma into a system of practice which is defined as ‘union’ to support their process re-integrating their fragments?"

Treating Trauma with Yoga.
Nicki Mosley ~ July 12, 2013
“Why not invite a person fragmented by trauma into a system of practice
which is defined as ‘union’ to support their process re-integrating their fragments?”

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Yoga Wisdom at Work: Finding Sanity off the Mat & on the Job. ~ Marlena Rich {Book Review} ~ Jul 11, 2013 ~ Good review.  See my comment at the end. --Bob W.

Yoga Wisdom at Work: Finding Sanity off the Mat & on the Job.
Marlena Rich {Book Review} ~ Jul 11, 2013
Good review. See my comment at the end. –Bob W.

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Discussion of the Week:

In Praise of American Yoga ~Carol Horton ~ July 11, 2013 ~ "Of course, it’s tempting to pit “commercial” versus “authentic” yoga (or whatever) to dramatize a valid critique. Yet setting up such hard-and-fast categories carries a cost..."

In Praise of American Yoga
Carol Horton ~ July 11, 2013
“Of course, it’s tempting to pit “commercial” versus “authentic” yoga
(or whatever) to dramatize a valid critique. Yet setting up such
hard-and-fast categories carries a cost…”

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Practical Magic ~ Martha Beck ~ July 11, 2013 ~ This is why I have a section called "Related Articles & Sites" on Best of Yoga Philosophy--so I can post great "not-Yoga-per-se" articles like this one! --Bob W.

Practical Magic
Martha Beck ~ July 11, 2013
This is why I have a section called “Related Articles & Sites” on Best of Yoga Philosophy
–so I can post great “not-Yoga-per-se” articles like this one! –Bob W.

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Love Potion: How Yoga Blew Open My Imperfect Heart. ~ Jeannine Ouelletteon ~ Jul 11, 2013 ~ "The love between us was always there—I knew that—but practicing yoga brought it to the surface in a way that made me cry again and again. I began to understand that wonderful need not be perfect..."

Love Potion: How Yoga Blew Open My Imperfect Heart.
Jeannine Ouelletteon ~ Jul 11, 2013
“The love between us was always there—I knew that—but practicing yoga
brought it to the surface in a way that made me cry again and again.
I began to understand that wonderful need not be perfect…”

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This moved me this morning --Bob W. "my spine is mostly metal now, but I have never felt so human..." ~ Robert Sturman   ~ July 10, 2013.

“my spine is mostly metal now, but I have never felt so human…”
Robert Sturman ~ July 10, 2013
This moved me this morning –Bob W.

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Classic Article from the Past:

My Art As My Yoga. ~ Katarina Silva ~ Feb 25, 2011 ~ "And that’s when it happened. I let my heartache become my yoga practice: the very experience that reconnects me with my deepest core, my most confident self, the me that always feels loved, my own divine nature, inner bliss!"

 My Art As My Yoga.
Katarina Silva ~ Feb 25, 2011
“And that’s when it happened. I let my heartache become my yoga practice:
the very experience that reconnects me with my deepest core, my most confident self,
the me that always feels loved, my own divine nature, inner bliss!”

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Are You a Yoga Slacker? ~ Hally Marlino ~ Love it, Hally.  Note from Bob W.--"I think I need to recite this again out loud just to enjoy the ebullient rhythms of your writing. I don't usually post yoga class articles to Best of Yoga Philosophy, but this is an exception! Thanks."

Are You a Yoga Slacker?
Hally Marlino ~ July 9, 2013
I think I need to recite this again out loud just to
enjoy the ebullient rhythms of your writing. I don’t
usually post yoga class articles to Best of Yoga Philosophy,
but this is an exception! Thanks. –Bob W.

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Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T”? ~ Deepak Chopra, M.D., Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D. ~ July 9, 2013 ~ Though not labeled Yoga Philosophy per se, this is so close to the thinking of the ancient yoga sages, that I consider it a "must read".  What do you think?

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T”?
Deepak Chopra, M.D., Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D.,
P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
July 9, 2013
Though not labeled Yoga Philosophy per se, this is so close to the
thinking of the ancient yoga sages, that I consider it a “must read”.
What do you think?  –Bob W.

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"What do you care about with nearly insane passion? What do you want to give to the world? What do you want to leave behind you when you leave this world?" ~ David Garrigues ~ Jul 8, 2013

Ashtanga as a Path to Shamanism.
David Garrigues ~ Jul 8, 2013
“What do you care about with nearly insane passion?
What do you want to give to the world? What do you want to leave
behind you when you leave this world?”

About Bob Weisenberg

Bob Weisenberg: Editor, Best of Yoga Philosophy / Former Assoc. Publisher, elephant journal / Author: Yoga Demystified * Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell * Leadership Is Like Tennis, Not Egyptology / Co-editor: Yoga in America (free eBook) / Creator: Gita Talk: Self-paced Online Seminar / Flamenco guitarist: "Live at Don Quijote" & "American Gypsy" (Free CD's) / Follow Bob on facebook, Twitter, or his main site: Wordpress.

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3 Responses to “Best of Yoga Philosophy for the Week.”

  1. Edie Lazenby Edie Lazenby says:

    Thanks for being enterprising Bob….now I have many ways to get the best of the best, from the best.

  2. @AhimsaYogi says:

    Thanks Bob. So generous of you to put this together. :)

  3. Jeannine Ouellette Jeannine says:

    Bob, thanks so much for including my essay in your round up! Honored and grateful!

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