Honoring Guruji…

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Sri K. Pattabhi Jois 1915-2009

As one person wrote today “my heart needs company…”

Guruji, as he is affectionately know, died today in India at the age of 93. He is one of the guiding lights of Yoga and the leading force behind Ashtanga Yoga. I believe he’s gone on to some place wonderful and I know the beauty of his teachings will live on through the many gifted men and women he has touched…

some of his wisdom…

~ Ahhh Samdhi. Yoga is Samadhi. God is One. Yoga is One. Philosophy is One. That is All.

~ Practice. All is coming.

~ Yoga is 99% Practice. 1% Theory.

~ Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal. Yoga is not mine. But don’t approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain. If you want to be near God, turn your mind toward God and practice yoga. As the sutras say “without yoga practice, how can knowledge give you moksha (liberation)?

~ Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.  (from Krishnamacharya – Guruji’s teacher)

Safe travels, beloved Guruji…

(one) of the loves of my life…

painted by one of the most inspiring yogini artists i know – the divine shirley ruff!

this surprise portrait of me with my loveboy…little duncan…showed up today. i’m so honored and love it so so so much. she was able to really capture the essence of this sweet doggie. the studio walls are filled with shirley’s work and i love her colors and lines and vision. thank you shirley, from the bottom of my heart.

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my rasta love boy