Swami Vivekananda, Yoga Teacher Magazine


On the opening day of the World’s Parliament of Religions in 1893, Swami Vivekananda—who had demurred when called upon to speak earlier, and who appeared to be meditating onstage—finally rose to speak, and did so without notes. The date, as numerologists like to point out, was September 11, so his message of religious inclusivity and tolerance was delivered exactly 108 years, to the day, before the bombing of the World Trade Center (108 having great significance as a number in Indic lore).

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Carol Horton, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Republished with author consent.


I first realized I had a yoga history problem back when I was pitching my ideas for what eventually becameYoga Ph.D. to literary agents. My book proposal had gotten some bites, which was exciting. But business-savvy agents weren’t necessarily taken with all of my yoga writer enthusiasms.

“Take all the history out,” one well-established agent instructed. “... Read more