Posted: September 19, 2013
Yoga is about the physical body and the mind. In America, it’s the physical practice that gets most of the attention.
Prem Prakash, author of Yoga American Style says that the mental aspects of yoga are actually a bigger piece of the path of yoga. Sure, the physical practice is important, there’s no doubt. He says, “practicing the poses is a great way to begin but it’s really an entry way to something bigger” and arguably more important.
Yogiraj is the title given to Prem Prakash by the Institute of the Himalayan Tradition. Yogiraj means an advanced yogi who is living and participating in the world – as opposed to a yogi in seclusion who is disconnected from society and relationships.
Prem Prakash is American born from Philadelphia; “the city of brotherly shove”, as he whimsically terms it. He is able to connect with western audiences with clarity and insight.
In this 56 minute episode, available exclusively to Premium or Single-Episode Members, host Jane Lanza talks with Prem Prakash about;
• The body is not the problem
• Fear, loneliness, & confusion
• The simple definition of spirituality
• Where is happiness
• The power of 1 minute
• Big Biker Dudes
• And Much More…..
When not writing (he’s authored 4 books and several audio products), Prem Prakash can be found teaching Yoga and meditation in and around Middlebury, Vermont including special classes for the Middlebury College football team. Yes, he’s certainly a yogi “in the world”. Otherwise, he may be in the forest splitting firewood to keep the Kailash Ashram nice and toasty during the snowy Vermont winters.
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