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Yoga News - January 2009

The Yoga News
International Yogalayam
IN THIS ISSUE
January 5th, 2009
guru-dakshina

Guru Dakshina

The yogic tradition of giving donation



Even in not so ancient times, the passing of yogic knowledge from teacher to student was a reverential affair. The guru watched over their students with paternal love, while the student venerated their guru, ever-grateful for the immeasurable gifts of greater understanding that they were being given.

The student, according to his or her own means, paid what ever they could afford. This donation was referred to as Guru Dakshina, which means “giving out of respect” - a “love offering” of utmost appreciation from the student to their teacher. ...

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change-in-america

Change:

Is America really ready for it?


As America prepares to inaugurate its 44th President, a man who represents salvation for so many people desperate for good news, a new reality looms large on the horizon; the reality that on November 4th, 2008, America did not elect the Lord Almighty as their new commander and chief.

The man who will soon ascend to the highest political office in the world will not perform miracles. He will not lay hands upon the sick and ailing global economy and heal it; he will not turn water into wine. ...

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yoga-props

Yoga Props:

Are they a help, or a hindrance?


I’ve heard many pros and cons from both sides of the yoga prop debate. Since most every yoga teacher has been trained in a yoga approach that either uses  them, or doesn’t, naturally there is bias all around.

Rarely do I encounter those who has have significantly broad enough yoga training and experience to be able to make a balanced assessment of the topic.

Recently, though, I received this email from a yoga teacher in Australia who does, and here she relates her experiences from both sides of the fence. ...

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