Category: Devotional Yoga

Navaratri: Lakshmi

Margaret Kruszewska
Navaratri LakshmiToday begins the next 3 days dedicated to Lakshmi energy.  I remember seeing an image of Lakshmi on many cash registers in Indian shops. Lakshmi is the goddess of prosperity and well-being.  She understands how life energy flows in the material world.  She is pictured with the elephant, sits on a pink lotus and often has gold coins streaming from her palms. (more…)
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Navaratri-Why Durga Matters

Margaret Kruszewska
Durga Yoga StudioTo explain why viewing the divine as dynamic female really does matter - especially to us human females (who are often accused of being too "dynamic"!), I use an example from my own life. Many of my friends and family know that I am also a playwright and that I wrote a play while a resident artist at Mabou Mines in New York called "Daddy meets Durga." The play centered on a young...
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Navaratri- Honoring female deities

Margaret Kruszewska
Navaratri DurgaToday begins Navaratri, a nine day celebration dedicated to the female energies named Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. In light of my last entry ("Considering Gender in Yoga"), I always welcome this chance to reclaim the feminine in spiritual practices. Navaratri is celebrated by men and women, young and old. (more…)
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