Iran, Islam, and their History of Yoga

How will Yoga Help the Conflict in Iran?

“The basic religious notion that truth needs to be found, that it is higher, deeper, but not here in this ordinariness, has denied us our own power, which is life. Life has its own perfect intelligence.” Mark Whitwell
“If you can breathe you can do Yoga” T. Krishnamacharya. Photograph by Mark Whitwell.
T. Krishnamacharya. “You only need realize one time that you are the Power of the Cosmos.” Mark Whitwell
“The Source of Life is felt as the breath. The whole body becomes permeated.” Mark Whitwell
“The Source of Life is felt as the breath. The whole body becomes permeated.” Mark Whitwell
“Jesus was a Yogi” Mark Whitwell
“Without receptivity being half the process of asana, (the very purpose of strength is to receive) the popular ideas of Yoga are continuing the delusion of needing to get somewhere as if you are not already the power and beauty of reality.” Mark Whitwell
“The root cause of misogyny and sexual abuse in the world today is the separation of God and Sex. For each word isolated from the other becomes useless to our lives. Everybody knows that if you repress Sex in the motivated effort to get to an imaginary God, it only comes out as aberration and sexual abuse.” Mark Whitwell
Shirdi Sai Baba, the God Man, beloved by both Hindu and Muslim devotees and a man for whom the distinction between the two religions had completely dissolved | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga

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Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell has worked as a Yoga teacher around the world for the last 45 years and is the author of 4 books on Yoga. He lives in Fiji with his wife Rosalind.