Category Archives: Love

Cut: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision

We highly recommend that you watch this critically acclaimed documentary film, especially if you are considering whether you should get your child (or yourself) circumcised. If you were circumcised as an infant, you’ll certainly find it pretty interesting as well.

85% of the world’s population is NOT circumcised. Besides Israel, the US is the only country where circumcision is routinely performed on male infants, even if they do not belong to a religious community that considers it an essential ritual.

Another Yoga Scandal

In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the latest via Yoga Dork on the John Friend/Anusara scandal… wicca, adultery, and money — oh my!

Yoga helps addicts, homeless find peace

via Ashtanga Yoga New York

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The Largest School Lunch Program on Earth

From Religion and Ethics Weekly
September 16, 2011
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Akshaya Patra

 

Living Yoga: The Life and Teachings of Swami Satchidananda

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Shiva Swami is a dog lover with a difference

From the Times of India

Every stray dog is his pet

Lawrence Milton, TNN | Apr 29, 2011, 10.54pm IST
This Shiva?MYSORE: For many, love for dogs ends at their homes— having it as a pet, feeding varieties of food, giving a royal treatment, teaching their language, etc. All because it is their dog.But businessman Shivakumar, 50, aka Shiva Swami is a dog lover with a difference. A dozen stray dogs are his pets. Every day, he feeds them with bread and biscuits. He has been vaccinating over 100 stray dogs every year for the past five years. Of course, he owns two pugs, an English Mastiff, Labrador and a mastiff puppy.Calling for tolerance among people for stray dogs, he says a dog bites only when it is provoked. “Dogs are scared of people. I feel bad when people throw stones at them on streets. Once you show your love for dog, it remembers it all its life. Such is its love towards humans. That makes it man’s best friend,” he avers. Shivakumar wants people to take the initiative to immunize stray dogs in their neighborhood at veterinary hospitals where it is done for free.

Shivakumar’s love for dogs became deep rooted with his pet Moon, a Great Dane. But his happiness was short lived as Moon died due to an illness when it was 30 months old. Unable to recuperate form the loss, Shivakumar went into depression. He brought another Great Dane and named it New Moon. Though the Dane was a solace for him, he too died young.

Shivakumar’s dogs have participated in many pet shows and won prizes. Shivakumar, who also practices yoga, said he turned to saffron robes 15 years ago for peace of mind.

Yoga TV: Beyond Youtube

Kino Macgregor’s newest project:  The Yoga Girls of Miami

From the Dakrasheta Productions Website:

The Yoga Girls of Miami takes us inside the day-to-day drama of a world-class yoga studio run by five dynamic women with a passion to transform lives through empowerment, self-discovery and peace.

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