I'm Danielle I live in the American south. I'm a yogi. This blog is about yoga, belly dancing, my spirituality, writing, books and anything that inspire a positive life.
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Yoga is the giver of untold happiness.
- Bhagavad Gita
“I have known good and evil,
Sin and virtue, right and wrong;
I have judged and been judged;
I have passed through birth and death,
Joy and sorrow, heaven and hell;…
And in the end I realized
That I am in everything
And everything is in me.”
(Hazrat Inayat Khan)
Dancer’s pose Natarajasana
Dancer’s pose (Natarajasana) gets it name from Nataraja, the Lord of Dance – a depiction of the god Shiva as “the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to start the process of creation”. Nataraja dances in a ring of fire symbolizing the eternal cycle of birth, life, and death…..This pose reminds me to continue dancing amongst the fire…..to find and nourish that which centers me through the chaos.
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Eight Angle Pose Astavakrasana
"ashtavakrasana ….almost there"
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"In the Egyptian drawings of him, Thoth carries a waxen writing tablet and serves as the recorder during the weighing of the souls of the dead in the judgment Hall of Osiris—a ritual of great significance. Hermes is of first importance to Masonic scholars, because he was the author of the Masonic initiatory rituals, which were borrowed from the Mysteries established by Hermes. Nearly all of the Masonic symbols are Hermetic in character. Pythagoras studied mathematics with the Egyptians and from them gained his knowledge of the symbolic geometric solids. Hermes is also revered for his reformation of the calendar system. He increased the year from 360 to 365 days, thus establishing a precedent which still prevails. The appellation "Thrice Greatest" was given to Hermes because he was considered the greatest of all philosophers, the greatest of all priests, and the greatest of all kings. It is worthy of note that the last poem of America’s beloved poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was a lyric ode to Hermes." - Manly P Hall ‘The Secret Teachings Of All Ages’ [x]
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via cordura)