WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF YOGA
ROvolutionen by Anne Goncalves
Is there ancient yoga by women, for women? When so many male gurus have been in scandals and all of your classical yogic texts are written by men, for men, it’s a great question. Anne Goncalves invited me back onto her Podcast, ROvolution earlier this week to discuss just this. I offered some examples of women in classical yoga and we talked about the extent to which searching for a deeper understanding of oneself need be gendered. Overall a historical search for yoga by women, for women can be a bit frustrating, but I suggest that perhaps we are just looking in the wrong place…
YOGA OG MEDITATIONS FILOSOFI (PÅ DANSK)
Det Spirituelle Kompas af Anabella Rerup
Det Spirituelle Kompas stiller skarpt på Yoga og Meditations Filosofi. Anabella har besøg af Mike Bloch-Levermore, som med sin dybe passion for det filosofiske aspekt, tager os med på en spændende rejse ned i historien og ind i den magiske verden. Vi kommer vidt omkring store emner.
FINDING CALM FROM YOGA PHILOSOPHY
ROvolutionen by Anne Goncalves
A look at the Yoga Sutras and the 8 limbs of yoga and why it’s really way more hardcore than most of us think
A look at classical tantra philosophy (no, it’s not about sex)
How classical tantra can help us find calm in our everyday lives – not just to be found on a yoga retreat where you escape
Why the ultimate goal of practising yoga isn’t to be happy
The (false) glamour of Instagram yoga vs. the reality
The beauty of being with every feeling – also the bad ones
The concept of Spanda
The music of the Universe, symphony or messed up jazz?
STEALING AND ELEPHANTS
A Sunday gathering in Pranama, Ericeira where I rip up €1600 of fake prize money because I've convinced four upstanding guests to spontaneously lie and steal from each other.
We go on to discuss whether the yogic observances (yamas) of non-stealing (asteya) and truthfulness (satya) are guidelines or absolutes, and whether our intentions for 2020 should be equally as fluid.
There's also a story about an elephant.
Watch the featured video from the 3min mark to the 5min mark.
YOUR BRAIN VS YOU
Listen in to the Pranama Ericeira community as three of us discuss the evolutionary parts of the brain, their battles against you and their overlaps with yogic thought.
We also get a little sidetracked on what it's like phenomenologically to be a sponge...
ONENESS DIVIDED BY INFINITY
Non-dual schools of yogic thought tell us everything is one. Which means time must be an illusion, for how can there be a difference between past and future?
Listen in as we explore Zeno's Paradox with Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins, talk about what can happen in the shortest possible fraction of time, and debate the intention of 'being in the now'.
AHIMSA AIN'T SIMPLE
“This is why everyone hates moral philosophy professors”
An interactive exploration of the yogic concept of ahimsa, as we stretch the limits of attempting to be non-harming in impossible circumstances such as the classic trolley problem. Listen in as people hit their best friends with a train.
Circumstances often occur in our lives where we can’t avoid hurting someone, or having a negative consequence, in this session we analyse our philosophies of dealing with them.
A TANGENT ABOUT TATTVAS
I had some fascinating guests this week who inspired me to go off-script into a discussion of the tattvas and their interpretation in different schools of thought.
I especially enjoyed Sunil's proverb about how dividing a flock of camels into 17/18ths is gonna require a little something extra...