All posts by Dr David Frawley

Vedic Yoga and the Three Gunas

Mar 15,19

In the philosophy of Yoga, derived from the Samkhya system, all matter in the universe is reducible to one primary substance called Prakriti. Prakriti literally means the original power of action. It does not refer to substance in the physical sense but to the potential from which all forms of matter, energy and mind can arise. Prakriti is the original state of pure potential out of which all things become possible. Prakriti is the latent state of substance, like the seed that holds the potential for a great tree. It is the prima materia of the world of which matter, energy and mind are manifestations. Prakriti, we could say, is the causal or original form of all substances, from which their subtle and gross forms arise. It is extremely subtle, ethereal and transcendent, forming the basis for space that is its first material form.

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Shiva and Shakti Yogas

Mar 11,19

Yoga means unification, which is first the unity of all the dualities and contraries that constitute the energies of life. …

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Shiva Ratri: Waking Up to your Immortal Self

Mar 4,19

Look to your true Self beyond body and mind that are but your instruments of expression in the manifest worlds. …

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The Fifteenfold Non-dualistic Raja Yoga of Shankaracharya

Feb 26,19

Shankara, the Great Yogi Shankaracharya, or Shankara the teacher, is one of the greatest spiritual masters in the history of …

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The Space Within the Heart

Feb 20,19

  There is a space within ourselves, the space within the heart. It is not a physical space but the …

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Tantra and its Misconceptions: Reclaiming the Essence from the Illusions

Feb 8,19

  The best way to understand real Tantra is as an expanded form of Raja Yoga. Like the Yoga Sutras …

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The Original Teachings of Yoga: From Patanjali Back to Hiranyagarbha

Feb 1,19

Many people today look to Patanjali, the compiler of the Yoga Sutras, as the father or founder of the greater …

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Ayurveda and Vedic Counseling: What is the Relationship?

Jan 24,19

In this article we will discuss the relationship between Clinical Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Counseling on one hand, and between Ayurvedic …

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The Ancient Yoga of the Sun

Jan 14,19

  What if the most powerful force for energizing all Yoga practices were as obvious and visible as the Sun? …

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Secrets of the Five Pranas

Jan 9,19

All that exists in the three heavens rests in the control of Prana. As a mother her children, oh Prana, …

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