Maha Bheda

Maha Bheda

Maha Bheda is the 7th Kriya in this series of 20 Tantric Kriyas. Maha means “great,” and bheda is “separating” or “piercing”.  According to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, maha bheda helps us to pierce through the individual level of consciousness for each chakra. You can...
Love is a Practice

Love is a Practice

Used with permission from Dr. Lorin Roche, who will be leading our SOYA 25thAnniversary Retreat June 4-6, 2021. Original post can be found here. Love and Intimacy, Radiance Sutras Essays Love is an energy, a Shakti, that calls us to unify ourselves internally, merge...
THIS IS ME – Seeing Beyond Colour

THIS IS ME – Seeing Beyond Colour

This is me – new life, starting to learn about connection, about my senses, about breath, about my physical being.  So much potential in these three souls! The first 5.5 years of my life were spent in Angola, and I, with my family, were the minority.  Did I notice the...
OM CANADA

OM CANADA

by Valery Petrich A book review by Mugs McConnell Have you ever wondered about the history of yoga in Canada? Well, Valery Petrich has too, so much so that she decided to travel across Canada and interview 60 of the earliest known Canadian yoga teachers. Over four...
The Farmer, the Ghost, and the Guru

The Farmer, the Ghost, and the Guru

The Farmer, the Ghost, and the Guru: A parable about the mind as told by Hirdaya, a bhakti yoga practitioner. This parable was shared with her from her Guru, Swami Shyam of the Kulu Valley in India. Many years ago a farmer with too many tasks to manage on his own,...