TARA — Yoga Symbol

YOGA MYTHOLOGY    Said to have appeared when the Buddha of Compassion shed a tear overwhelmed by all the suffering he saw humanity experiencing. The tear became Tara who offered to aid in the task of relieving misery. She represents all the positive feminine attributes and feels special empathy towards her sisters. Buddha represented in her feminine form, Tara translates ‘star’ and ‘sister’ from the Sanskrit. Coming in many forms symbolized by different colors signifying emphasis on varying traits, she is always shown with six eyes on different parts of her anatomy. Prominent Goddess of left-hand  yoga Tantric practice.

White Tara — Weight Loss Through Yoga


Lightness of being is mirrored in the natural world. Solids are dense, rigid and confined in shape, following more rules. Liquids seek their own level and are fluid. Gasses are less dense, volatile, follow the least rules, and they disperse to fill available space. An unselfish motive for following the practice and looking inside and becoming companion to your more subtle, finer self, a more realized being’s awareness is volatile, and fosters greater empathy.988261_191491411019416_592685364_n


If there is a book that answers the universal questions you are hesitant to even consider because our culture pretends those questions are unanswerable: Who you really are and what you are doing here. The natural purpose of existence and how to live with meaning. The deep underlying truth explaining everything. Wouldn’t you want to read that book?13383_367829040004116_1274421561_n


If the earth were a little closer or further away from the sun, if the moon wasn’t balanced in orbit acting as a stabilizer, the planet wouldn’t have been able to foster consciousness in this human form. An intricate balance of hot and cold gasses, liquids and solids form this womb, Mother Earth.    WEIGHT LOSS THROUGH YOGA, JEWEL IN THE LOTUS    page 44.6558_586296491399714_213917850_n


The Light Energy Matrix reveals properties common to other energy matrixes. As most easily understood, exemplified by the Sound Energy Matrix—an octave. The seven colors of the spectrum plus the half-notes at the base and top of the range, straddling. The prism separates the essence of the white light into the different wave lengths. The pyramid can be thought of as two prisms, occupying the same space, perpendicular, focusing the mid-range where the yellow sun energy (apogee of the physical) meets the green love energy — the beginning of the Spiritual.

Leaded stained glass by Don Bothell — Weight Loss Through Yoga, Jewel in the Lotus

Leaded stained glass by Don Bothell — Weight Loss Through Yoga, Jewel in the Lotus

If you have read your WEIGHT LOSS THROUGH YOGA, JEWEL IN THE LOTUS, you know the quality that is the nature of the mid-point of the octave. The pyramid is a perfect machine, with no moving parts, filtering for and focusing this quality in perpetuity.


The physical body is the temple of the soul. It houses organs that make it possible for consciousness to exist on the physical plane. It deserves care and respect. The reasons for being on the physical plane are the lessons that can only be learned in this in this material form.


Just as the term implies, self realization is an operation performed by the ‘self’. There is a human tendency to hope for answers and solutions to life’s big questions from the outside. People look to religions, philosophies, science, teachers, and even alien intervention for answers, often hoping for intervention with solutions provided by others. This is a diversion because all the wisdom and answers are within. It is our duty as individuals to sort our experience in the light radiating from our individual being, to organize it into a system of understanding as personal as each of our unique spirits.

Yoga provides the tools to accomplish this most sacred task. To place your understanding in the hands of others is to forfeit your very soul. Your soul can’t be destroyed, but it can be delayed on its journey to the self realization that will be the joyous expression of your complete self wrapped in unimaginable bliss.

Learn yoga, allowing you to do that most pleasurable task — self realization. This is the only true ‘work’, the fruits of which will empower you personally, those you love, and all humankind.




A yoga myth, the Bhagavad Gita lays out the yogic world view, and explains paradox, in the form of a tale of a prince, Arjuna, reluctantly facing battle. A manifestation of the godhead in the form of Krishna, acting as Arjuna’s chariot driver, explains why things appear as they do. Arjuna says to Krishna, “My mind is in confusion because in thy words I find contradictions.”

Yogic understanding of 'paradox' explained in 'Bhagavad Gita' through Krishna and Arjuna

Yogic understanding of ‘paradox’ explained in ‘Bhagavad Gita’ through Krishna and Arjuna

As you become more your self and see through your own eyes, the phenomenon of paradox becomes more prevalent. You exercise free will, but recognize a grand design and destiny. Things are the way they are supposed to be this moment, but they should be better.

This is yoga’s higher level of understanding —paradox. The world is trying to pin things down, but you perceive different strata of reality. Light can be both a wave and a pulse. Yoga reveals different dimensions have different rules. We can live in the same world, the physical universe, but, depending on our level of spiritual development, we experience different realities. Many teachers, Jesus as an example, perform what seem miracles, manifestations of a deeper awareness of the natural order. They tell us this is our birthright, to gain this greater awareness.