Marilyn Monroe — The Complete Yoga Poses, by Eric Shaw 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.

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: Posing as Fitness

By PANKAJ MISHRA Published: July 23, 2010 A few years ago, the pop singer Sting confided to an interviewer that a specific yoga asana, or posture, had enabled him to have sexual intercourse with his wife, the star of a line of yoga videos, for as long as eight hours at a time. “Your stomach,” he said, …

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Uncovering the Women of Yoga

By Scott & Ida, head teachers of Ghosh Yoga. We have discovered a complete work by Labanya Palit from 1955! She was a student of Bishnu Charan Ghosh and we were able to find a copy of her book in the National Library. In the 60 years it has been here, it has never been checked out …

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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.

BBC: Inside India’s traditional school for girls

A traditional residential school for girls in India’s holy city of Varanasi stands out for its singular history. Ma Anandmayee Kanyapeeth is like a cloistered hermitage for girls and is one of the few places in the country which caters to the educational and spiritual training of young girls. In many ways, it is a …

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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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BBC: Forest swallows the Beatles’ Indian retreat

BBC News 14 may 2015 by Soutik Biswas BBC News, Rishikesh. In the wooded hills near India’s holy city of Rishikesh, a 67-year-old British man trudges gingerly through a forest. He is on his way to a derelict ashram where his musical idols once stayed. He first saw the Beatles in the summer of 1963, …

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Rishikesh, India. Back to the past

Anna writes that by the end of March 2007, one of my long-wished dreams came true – I spent a week in Rishikesh, India.  In this blog I would like to tell you the exciting story about searching and finding the ashram where about 39 years ago The Beatles, their relatives, friends and girlfriends arrived …

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Somerset Maugham and The Razor’s Edge

This article was first published in The Mountain Path, 1988, pp. 239-45. In January 1938 Somerset Maugham, the British novelist, visited Sri Ramanashram for a few hours. The brief contact he had with Bhagavan inspired Maugham so much, he decided to use him as the model for a fictional Guru in The Razor’s Edge, a novel of …

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