Yoga In & Out Of The Mat

Yoga in and out of the mat? What is the “real” yoga? Much has been said about what yoga is. Can yoga be anything you want it to be? Allow me to share some of my experiences. The term yoga comes from the Sanskrit verb yuj, to yoke or unite. Under the term yoga there […]

Our Community

The Devanand yoga center, is not a regular place for yoga, it is truly a community. Through the many years of the yoga center’s existence, the center has been dedicated to provide opportunity to participate in what a yoga commune we understand it to be. We are so grateful.  People do not seem to understand what it means when […]

Reflection #18: Valentine’s Day

As I look around, the new world existence, for many of us, it all has changed. We are now waking up, every day to a new way of living, connecting with others, grocery shopping, working! This is, indeed, a reminder of the very few things that remain constant in life. I look around at the natural […]

Reflection #17: I am learning

What a year! As I think back of the many ways my life is not the same as it was before, I am perplexed of the ways life/God works, and not so mysterious ways.  As I look back, 2020 brought so many incredibly valuable lessons. The year started did not start as usual. A few […]

Reflection #16: Holy Days

The holy days! I think about the enthusiasm, that “feeling” in the air, the excitement of those special moments, and time of reflection. Can’t we make all 365 days like this?   I remember as a child, when my parents were going through a particularly difficult financial time, and there was going to be a very light Christmas and Eve dinner. The […]

Reflection #14: The One Story?

I just read a TED talk (yes, read it… ?) about the “single story”. This is a narration of this Nigerian writer who (you can use the link) warns about the single sided view of things. We paint all people from a single story we heard or read somewhere. In my mind, I always try reconciling this with my “spiritual bias”, […]

Reflection #13: King Bharata

My teacher talks about remaining neutral in all circumstances. This brings me to the story my guru has described in His lectures. The story of King Bharata.   In a previous era, Kings used to be honorable and kind leaders who really were invested in the well-being of their people, without self-interest. So was King Bharata. Because of his devotional life and practice, he soon realized the need to […]

Reflection #11: Looking for You

Ah, the physical body! The wonder it is. Do I really think of my body as my temple for my soul? If I understand myself to be more than a whole bunch of molecules put together, then, isn’t true that even then there is “energy” connecting each molecule to each other? Or even deeper, an […]