Eat Your Heart Out: Bhakti Yoga

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There’s 4 paths of yoga: Jana, Raja, Karma and Bhakti. I wrote a post on Ashtanga a while back and that’s Raja Yoga – the yoga of kings. In Ashtanga, the focus is on meditation and mindfulness. It’s physical, it’s internal. There was also a post on Sivananda, which is Karma Yoga – the focus is on giving back to the community, practicing non violence and keeping calm. There are several elements of Bhakti yoga in Sivananda as well, as Bhakti is the yoga of love and devotion. The term…read more

Getting My Chant On With Yoga’s Rockstar-Krishna Das

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It’s been 6 years since Krishna Das has been through Toronto. And I had the pleasure of seeing him at Metro Hall, a stunningly gorgeous gothic church with a few hundred other old hippies. Who’s Krishna Das? This white guy right here. He’s the best selling western call-and-response artist of all time, he’s even been nominated for a Grammy. He also sounds a bit like Dave Matthews if that’s your thing. So Kirtan is a form of Bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion. There’s a lot of chanting in all Bhakti…read more