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Om! This is Sanskrit

Practical Sanskrit

I am thrilled to have been introduced to a blog called Practical Sanskrit, and I want to recommend it to all of you Indian culture maniacs!

Saraswathi, the goddess of wisdom and learningIt’s a great resource, useful and entertaining. The author seems to have both a vast knowledge, the willingness, and the ability to convey it in a simple way. The articles are intelligent and fun, leaving us with some golden drops of wisdom in each post.

Beautiful shlokas are carefully dissected and explained, always relevant and fascinating. The author uses a very simple version of the Sanskrit transliteration that I’m totally in ❤ with. The whole thing is very well structured and they actively encourage reader participation.

This is love of knowledge… Thanks for sharing it with us, keep it up! ॐ

The Western Yoga Experience

The foremost Western Yogi

The foremost Western Yogi

The westernized yoga experience as lived by an Indian student in NYC. This post made me laugh. AND it features PJ Harvey.

“I walk into yoga class today, the only discernible Indian body as usual, and as I roll out the mat, the space I will root in and grow from for the next hour, this is what the yoga teacher says:

“…and to those of you who want sanskrit names (wtf), I want to let you know that I am authorized to give you a sanskrit name (wtf 2 the infinite power), so if you want a sanskrit name come see me after class, all I need is your current name and your birth date. Let’s begin, my name is Shubhabakti/Katy, breathe in nah-mah-sthay.” read more