The Unlikable Road to Freedom

by Octavio Salvado. Imagine a yoga world where people automatically assumed that when you go to a ‘yoga’ class you will also practice meditation. Imagine a yoga world that taught classes without music, recognizing that silence and single pointedness of mind are the pre-requisite for the deeper inner experiences that yoga promises. Imagine a yoga … Continue reading “The Unlikable Road to Freedom”

It Was Never About The Bones

by Octavio Salvado. When Ice Cube rapped “Better check yo-self before you wreck yo-self” he wasn’t speaking to modern Yogis, although he may as well have been. Because unless every traditional text on Hatha Yoga, including Swatmarama’s quintessential expose on the ancient science, the ‘Hatha Yoga Pradipika’ are wrong, Yoga has never been about the … Continue reading “It Was Never About The Bones”

Let Us Be Respectful and Intelligent Also

by Octavio Salvado. Modern Yogis have been handed the keys to the kingdom and instead of using them to unlock the door to higher consciousness, we’ve made them into flimsy, plastic replica keys, fashion accessories. We’ve mass-produced them and attached them to strings of cheap mala-beads that will never see the light of real Sadhana. … Continue reading “Let Us Be Respectful and Intelligent Also”

Parampara – The Heart of Tradition

by Octavio Salvado. Parampara means ‘from one to another’ and speaks to an essential aspect of the Yogic path: Tradition. These days there are many new innovations within the field of Yoga and although innovation has its place, it cannot, it must not drive the chariot. We are evolving as a species, no denying that … Continue reading “Parampara – The Heart of Tradition”