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This is one of those
books that the mind does not want to read. Georg and Brenda pose the
punch-you-in-the-gut question “How realistic is it to expect to attain
individual serenity in a troubled sociocultural and natural
environment?” Then they go on to explain how we do this through a
process they call “sattvification,” which is a purifying that involves
mindfulness and activism in relation to both the mind and the world.
This book is a powerhouse. It is essential reading for Yogis and Yoginis
who want to be part of the solution rather than a blind part of the
problem. It is a challenge to act—Karma Yoga—not just sit on your butt
“My heart was
bleeding when reading Green
Yoga. I pray that everyone will read this book and start
to serve Mother Earth, so that she may survive. I hope that at least
Yoga practitioners, who have faith in the evolution of humankind,
make it their mission to bring about the necessary transformation.”
B. K. S. Iyengar
From the book:
"Above all, we must
cultivate great compassion for our fellow beings, including all nonhuman
creatures with whom we share this precious planet and upon whom we have
inflicted so much suffering because of our profligate and largely
"Yoga practitioners, we
feel, have a particular obligation to live in a green way, mainly
because this reflects the essence of the tradition which they espouse."
"We are calling on all Yoga
practitioners to intensify their practice by becoming viras, or
"heroes," in the old sense of the word, who put the common weal before
their own consumerist comfort and uninspected predilections."
"The time has come to live
Yoga with as much heartiness and genuineness as we can possibly muster.
If Yoga practitioners won't respond to this unique and perilous crisis,
Let us use this planetary
crisis as a unique opportunity to grow as individuals and as a species.
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presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of
the Tradition of the Himalayan masters
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quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest
Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the
center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is
one and the same with the Absolute Reality.
This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga
Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the
intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which
complement one another like fingers on a hand.
We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti
Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha,
and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer
finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final
stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the