Yoga, an entirely positive sexuality and the Siddha tradition all belong together.

What is the Siddha Yoga Tradition?

Baba Nityananda (1897–1961) One of the last known Siddha gurus of modern times | Mark Whitwell
Nights in Madras with Desikachar and his wife Menaka | Mark Whitwell
Nights in Madras with Desikachar and his wife Menaka | Mark Whitwell
When you practice Yoga the imagined limits around your heart fall away. The first insight of Yoga is the recognition that there is restriction. This observation is said to be “the unavoidable motive of practice.” It is to be honoured | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
The intimacy found among friends, be they formally recognized as teachers or not, is the transformative means of Yoga | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
Nityananda in Ganeshpuri | Mark Whitwell
Nityananda’s students Swami Muktananda who spent twenty years with his guru before travelling the world to spread the Siddha tradition | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
A young Muktananda | Mark Whitwell
Muktananda achieved huge success around the world in a short period of time | Mark Whitwell
When you feel you are in safe hands, then something can happen | Mark Whitwell
We must be in life as life and love horizontally and be with somebody in name and form. You can’t tell the difference between that person and God, that is the end of dualism | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
Life is a perfect system of utter surrender between the male and female aspects of our embodiment. So within so without, in same-sex or opposite sex intimacy, in any gender identification, or none | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
The Yogas of Participation are the necessary response to inspiration from a Reality Realizer like Nityananda, Ramana, UG, Amma, Shirdi Sai Baba, or Christ. It democratises spiritual life by giving each person the practical means to participate in the Truth of what is recognised in meetings with such people | Mark Whitwell
Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888–1989) devoted his life to bringing actual Yoga into mainstream spiritual life. He saw that Yoga was the “mother’s milk” of devotional life | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
Nityananda in his middle age. His whole body effulgent with Shakti | Mark Whitwell
Asana is the union of opposites-inhale/exhale, above/below, left/right,male-female-that reveals the source of all opposites: the hridaya heart. It is the source of the body-mind, the portal from which unseen Source is arising as you and me | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
Asana is the union of opposites-inhale/exhale, above/below, left/right,male-female-that reveals the source of all opposites: the hridaya heart. It is the source of the body-mind, the portal from which unseen Source is arising as you and me | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
Nityananda’s gift to others was his sheer presence as the unobstructed force of Mother Nature’s nurturing | Mark Whitwell

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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.

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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.