THE WARRIOR’S PATH: LIVING YOGA’S TEN CODES The latest book by Derek Beres Purchase print edition | Purchase Kindle edition WHILE WE MOVE THE BODY, we are not the body. We are so much more than this meaty casing of flesh and muscle, synaptic connections and blood-soaked organs. Through yoga we transcend so the body will no longer be a hindrance. You walk out of the studio, confused as to who the you is propelling these legs forward, pupils dilated with sunbeams,... Read More
The moral tales Vivekananda spins are as relevant today as when he first spoke them. The metaphysics of his presentation…an entirely different case.
Recently I was in a yoga class when we reached the backbending sequence. The instructor then stated, ‘We’re going to do three backbends now. My teacher always does three, so that’s just the way it is.’ Visions of my initiation arose: the mandatory three bridges or wheels that marked the beginning of the ending of […]
‘The yogin had to undergo a long period of preparation. He was not allowed to perform a single yogic exercise until he had completed an extensive moral training. The aspirant began by observing the yamas (“prohibitions”). At the top of the list was ahimsa, ‘harmlessness.’ The yogin must not kill or injure other creatures; he […]
In 1959, after being inspired by the writings of Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to India to learn the principles of nonviolent social protest directly from the great thinker’s disciples. Invited personally by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1956, a series of obligations held up the great African-American orator and leader. It […]