Below is the link to the single of the above piece, available on itunes and apple music.
The lyrics of the composition are made up of the dance positions listed in the Natya Shastra for the cultivation of the self (as opposed to performance). They are also known as nrtta.
Guru Vandana in Raag Jog:
Ode to Saraswati in Raag Jhinjhoti
Sri Gorakhnath’s Amanaska Yoga with commentary by Sri Yoganath Swami
Translated by Natasha Nandini free PDF download
Please note this is still a work in progress. There are questions I would like to have answered in more detail and a couple of essays about the book and Sri Gorakhnath’s life I will translate at a later date. It is here as a free download for the sincere seeker.
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For budding yogis Tirumulai Krishnamacharya is a must read. He has been referred to as the ‘father of modern yoga’ and was the teacher of B.K.S. Iyengar, Indra Devi, K. Pattabhi Jois, T.K.V. Desikachar, amongst others. He was also an Ayurvedic healer and a scholar. The two PDFs below are readily available on the net.
Published in elephant journal, a personal insight into yoga cults:
For those of you who studied the Hanuman Chalisa with me in the past:
Not complete without the story of Rama:
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