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Season 1 - Episode 4

Yoga and Shiva

60 min - Talk


We use symbols to help us understand and discuss the things in life that defy description.  James discusses Shiva, the Lord of the Yogis, and His message that we must let go of our misperceptions of the world in order to understand who we really are. James relates the story of the emergence of Brahma from Vishnu, and the subsequent decapitation of Brahma’s 5th head, that of delusion and self-identity which is keeping Brahma stuck in limited perception. We also hear the story of 2 followers of Vishnu and Shiva, symbolizing that our external yoga technique is designed with the purpose of cultivating an internal awareness of the light of consciousness.
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Hi, everyone! Before our live broadcast of this class began, James chanted the "lingastakam" mantra, and we thought you might like to hear it! Click here for a recording of James singing the full mantra - Enjoy! 🙏 
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Can I perform just one Sun Salutation with all parts of my being connected and attuned?  With reverence, humility and a glad heart?  Really salute the Sun?  And can i do that all day long?  Performance for the sake of inner attitude?  That's the invitation and the challenge..thank you so much James for the thought provoking talk
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James, this dharma talk fell into my world at the most opportune moment! So beautiful and inspiring. So much gratitude!!
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I may have to listen to this 2, 3, or 4 more times, but I am really enjoying this show. James, you're an incredible storyteller!

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