The feminist significance of the Goddess Kali lies in an indigenous worshipful attitude of “Kali-bhakti” rather than in the mere image of the Goddess.
Andrea is the author of “Selling Yoga” and is a scholar of modern yoga.
Andrew is a spiritual activist and author.
A Critique of Rajiv Malhotra’s book Being Different.
Jonathan is an activist and yoga scholar-practitioner.
JP is a comedian and author.
Marianne is a political organizer and activist.
Chris is an author and “no-bullshit” spiritual teacher.
Kelly is a Holistic Psychiatrist and integrative healing advocate.
The word “enlightenment” is a translation of the German aufklärung, literally “up-clearing.” For scholars, these words (both German and English) are effectively synonymous with the 18th Century, the “Age of Reason.” The metaphor of clarification or aufklärung was used by intellectuals of that time to describe their own project, of clearing away superstition to make room for scientific liberal democracy.
When we do yoga, we move our bodies around, so are working with gesture, tone, and posture, to embed in the bones the understanding that we are one with the underlying principle of Universal Being – Consciousness, (Sat-Chit-Ananda), which yogic sages sometimes call the deathless Self.
Matthew is a cultural critic and journalist.
Anneke is the founder of Liberation Prison Yoga.
Dana is an NYC yoga teacher and business owner.
Miles is a Buddhist Psychotherapist and author.
Matt is a Jivamukti yoga teacher based in NYC.