It is Time for a Yoga of Emotions

Moving from a culture of hurt to a culture of compassion Planet Earth, now. Shockwaves of highly charged emotional energy running through the veins of the collective. We are at a tipping point. This is not the time for reason. The raw force unleashed obliterates everything in the way, forging a new path in doing…

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Kundalini Yoga, Back to Business As Usual?

I thought I was done writing about Yogi Bhajan, but I am not. I don’t know if many people know the term ‘iconoclasm,’ but in Dutch, we have this word “beeldenstorm.”  It roughly means “image storm” or “statue storm” in English.  The Black Lives Matter movement tears down the statues of slavers still revered as…

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Ultimate Guide to the Mind

What it is, how it works This article is about the mind in the yogic sense. The ideas that I discuss here are now slowly trickling into individual scientific branches such as metacognitive psychology. Still, by and large, I am presenting a model of the mind that has not yet been discovered by Western science…

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Being Happy vs. Thinking Happy Thoughts

A meditation on the role of words in teaching “You can be happy no matter what.” A strong statement that reaches into at the heart of many teachings. When you ask people, especially spiritual people, whether they believe that is true, most people would say: yes, I believe that is true. But I am also…

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How to choose a yoga teacher?

Smell. At least, in the Kaula Tantra tradition, that’s what you do: you get right up to them, and if she smells right, that’s your teacher. In practice, the process is rarely so clean. We get stuck with whomever we end up with. The yoga teacher on the corner or the internet. Perhaps a famous…

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