Bija's Blog

Like many artists, I've expressed myself through the creation of several bodies of work. I've explored ideas, themes, or insights through multiple pieces across various mediums: film, poetry, books, photography, and music.

Each body of work is designed to create meaningful conversations for you to engage in, be curious about and go out and live.

The most interesting topics I've explored are around self-awareness, personal growth, and using the power of consciousness to engage in living a creative and well life.

Join me and let me know what you think and feel.

Traditionally, yoga is the passing on of a lineage. Yoga teachers teach others what they know.

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When I was a dance student at UCLA, I was fortunate to study with avant-garde composer, John Cage. He stirred my creative habit and how I use it for life.

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In the summer of 2014 in Paris, I wandered through the city and began to notice drawings scratched on walls, graffiti lurking in corners, wall paintings in a funky nook, and fragments of murals on a crowded street. 

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One of the ways in which I've learned most about myself is through personal projects. Some have turned into businesses, books, relationships — even films.

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Since 1987, I have been practicing the methodology of Viniyoga, which has been the heart of my personal practice and a model for my articles, books, and films.

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One of my favorite books is a simple manual titled "How to Rake Leaves." Author Leonard Koren begins his introduction with the phrase, "Leaves fall...." then proceeds to outline the three main sections of the book:  "equipment", "preparation", and "activity". 

This reminds me of yoga.

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I've always wondered why certain people are considered "powerful". What is it that gives them an aliveness and intensity that often makes for a creative and influential life?

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Planting a tree is an act of optimism. You plant your tree with a sense of trust in the future. 

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When I think of purity I think of pure, crystal-clear water, or pure, clean mountain air. But what does practicing purity look like?

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There's a revolution in health care going on, and I'm speaking out on what I know best — linking ancient healing models with modern lifestyle choices to create powerful health changes.

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