My philosophy is informed by three principal sources:
- Ashtanga yoga - the eight limb path to spiritual freedom set out by Patanjali in The Yoga Sutra, and supported by other texts like the Yoga Yajnavalkya, Yoga Vashishta and the Bhagavad Gita.
- Advaita Vedanta - non-duality - the direct path taught by masters like Ramana Maharshi and Krishna Menon. And now by Rupert Spira.
- The Fourth Way tradition brought to the West by Gurdjieff and Ouspensky - focused on being present and self-remembering.
These approaches have a singular focus - abiding in our true nature of awareness (or consciousness) and living from this understanding.
Over the last 30 years I have integrated these profound sources through daily practice. In that sense I belong to, and partake in, the living community of spiritual seekers around the world.
My daily practice incorporates asana, kriyas, pranayama, yoga meditation, and presence. I also apply Ayurveda - the ancient Indian science of holistic health and healing.