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The Origin of OM

In May 2017, my teacher, Yoganand, send over this article that he found on the origin of OM! The Origin of AUM by Elst Koenraadelst - May 17, 2013 Read the complete article here. Dirghatamas is believed to have been the court-priest of the early Vedic king Bharata....

A Place in the Family of Things

A Place in the Family of Things

A Place in the Family of Things At the moment, I'm thinking about how I fit, and really how all humans fit into the Family of Things. This past weekend, I taught a Hands-on Assisting course in Branford, CT at Ravens Wing Yoga, and my message for the weekend included...

“Start Again.”

“Start Again.”

While guiding a meditation technique called Anapana, the famous  Vipassana instructor S.N. Goenka teaches that when the mind wanders, when we have lost the technique, then we need to "start again."  "Start again."  At many moments in my life, since taking the 10-day...

The Science of Breathing

The Science of Breathing

Here’s a sweet video looking at how breathing can help us change and develop our nervous system.

Shavasana

Shavasana

In 1989 during my first semester at Humboldt State University, I made a conscious yet random decision to sign up for a yoga series. In these pre-Manduka and Gaiam days, my first teacher, Lorna Brown, encouraged us to spread out a towel or blanket on the carpet when we practiced to create padding for bones and protection from the many shoes that had walked across it.

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Last month, I had the good fortune to spend a very short window of time in the Nevada desert. My favorite part of the trip was sitting on the side of the access road leading into the Valley of Fire, an hour after sunset. The full moon had risen about 25% already, lighting up the rocky, landscape in blues and greys. The lack of sound filled my ears, almost like part of my head became hollow because nothing filled it. I found myself straining my hearing to pull a sound out of the air. And the silence beckoned me to melt and lean in; the sound of my breath felt so alive; my body felt vibrant.

William’s YTT Audio Download Files

William’s YTT Audio Download Files

Free Posture Training Sequence recordings for Pranakriya 200-hour YTT Last updated on 12September2016 by WSH To DOWNLOAD the files, go to pranakriya.com, then to Resourses, then to Free Downloads Scroll down to the Section:  200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Resources...

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If we are somehow endowed with participation of some kind of divinity, then we are indeed special, and should treat each other with the respect and dignity this demands.

If, on the other hand, we are the accidental outcome of blind natural processes in a cosmos that is indifferent to us being here at all, then we are indeed special, and should treat each other with a tenderness and respect befitting such serendipitous surprises.

by Frank Casper
Lay Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
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