Timji on self-realization and Ganesha

Tim Miller has his latest blog post up. Two excerpts, but visit here to get the whole 10 yards of goodness. (Back at his blog, so no need for a Facebook page.)


In these two sutras, from the chapter called “Kaivalyapada” (the chapter on liberation), Patanjali suggests that all that we require in the process of Self-Realization is already within us, and that our work consists in removing the obstacles that prevent this natural process from happening.   This is what our yoga practice is for—to teach us how to get out of our own way so we can allow our evolutionary process to unfold with ease and grace.


In India, every important undertaking begins with a prayer to Ganesha.  During Ganesha Chaturthi, these prayers become particularly powerful.  Ganesha is also known as the Lord of Thresholds, representing the face of change which dawns with every new situation we encounter in life.  He stands at the gateway of perception, opening us to the vital, intuitive mind, allowing us to face change with progressive choices that guide our destiny in a positive way and release us from the stagnant patterns of the past.  Thus, Ganesha is also the lord of Astrology.

And with that, I’m off to practice.

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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