Marilyn Monroe — The Complete Yoga Poses, by Eric Shaw

http://prasanayoga.com/marilyn-monroe-the-complete-yoga-poses/ Arguably, no movie star past or present is as enchanting as Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jean Mortenson, 1926 – 1962). Her classic beauty, projection of joy and innocence, knockout measurements, marriages to great men, acting skills, and consummate control of her career arc (including its dramatic end) make her biography both tragic and triumphant. Monroe’s life was a …

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Le yoga, une discipline millénaire

Besoin de prendre soin de vous ? Voici un moyen agréable de travailler sa souplesse, sans brutalité, à son rythme, tout en accédant à un apaisement mental : le yoga. Le yoga est une discipline venue d’Inde. Sa conception remonterait au IIème siècle avant Jésus-Christ. Il se développe en Occident au cours du XXème siècle.   https://www.ina.fr/contenus-editoriaux/articles-editoriaux/le-yoga-une-discipline-millenaire/

Yoga’s 20th-Century Evolution, in Classic Photographs

Written By: Lily Rothman, Liz Ronk A comprehensive survey by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance found that more than 36 million Americans practice yoga, with those people spending a combined $16 billion a year on accessories, classes and other yoga expenses. In addition, 80 million people who had never done yoga said they thought chances were good that they’d …

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New York Times: Climbing the Himalaya With Soldiers, Spies, Lamas and Mountaineers

By Jeffrey Gettleman Jan. 5, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET HIMALAYAA Human HistoryBy Ed Douglas When I first came to India, I asked one of the most erudite politicians in the Indian government a question I had been scared to pose to anyone else but that seemed fundamental to understanding the region: Why does India have so many …

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Is this a Photograph of the Buddha?

Article by Tsem Rinpoche. A curious, yet ethereal photograph of Lord Buddha has been in circulation for quite some time. Supposedly a photograph taken of Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha Shakyamuni, it raises a lot more questions than answers. According to rumours, the photograph was taken by a devotee visiting the holy site of Bodhgaya. After taking a …

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YOGA in AMERICA – the first 100 years

Article by Richard, Hatha Yoga in America, from its introduction in Chicago back in 1893 to its contemporary proliferation across heartland USA. https://www.beezone.com/YogainAmerica/yoga_in_america.html

Increasing Awareness

Paramahansa Yogananda: Inner Culture, October, 1935. All knowledge comes from the inner source, from the soul without limitation. How are you going to find out all the mysteries of the body and all the mystery of divine things in one short span of human life if you do not tap your inner source, which is omniscient? …

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Howling for Rishikesh

Inspired by Ginsberg, writer Akanksha Singh visits India’s meditation capital. Rishikesh is many things to many people. It is where the Ganges is, in some sense, the purest – having just slowed its path from the meltwaters of the Gangotri. To Hindus, Rishikesh is a site of pilgrimage. To aspiring yogis, it is the world’s …

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Gujarat mystic Chunriwala Mataji who lived without food and water since 1940, dies in 2020

Extract from Ashrams of India Volume 2 Chundiwala Mataji Ashram Ashram of a breatharian monk who has lived without food and water since 1940, saying that the goddess Amba sustained him. Ambaji Area: Near Gabbar Hill Saint: Prahlad Jani aka Mataji (13 August 1929 – 26 May 2020). Indian Saint Prahlad Jani was formally known …

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Calcutta Yoga: How Modern Yoga Traveled to the World from the Streets of Calcutta by Jerome Armstrong

The epic story of how Buddha Bose, Bishnu Ghosh and Yogananda took yoga from Calcutta to the rest of the world. In Calcutta Yoga, Jerome Armstrong deftly weaves the multi-generational story of the first family of yoga and how they modernized the ancient practice. The saga covers four generations, the making of a city, personal …

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The New York Times: Alice Coltrane’s Ashram Recordings Finally Have a Wide Release

By Mike Rubin. May 2 2017. Surya Botofasina, 39, a keyboardist who lives in Brooklyn, has fond memories of growing up at the Shanti Anantam Ashram in Agoura, Calif., which was established in 1983 by Alice Coltrane, the jazz pianist, harpist and widow of the saxophone immortal John Coltrane. Mr. Botofasina’s favorite times were Sundays at …

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