18 - Life of a Yogi with Sri Dharma Mittra

A Way of Thinking

01-03-2023 • 35 mins

I am honored to present this special episode of A Way of Thinking.  The guest in this episode is my teacher Sri Dharma Mittra.  We sat down together at the Dharma Yoga Center and shared this incredible conversation that I now have the privilege of sharing with all of you.

We talk about what it means to follow your dharma, how to find steadiness in your practice, and what to do when you feel you've fallen off track.  We also discuss some of life's greatest challenges of attachment and aversion, sickness and death.  We also talk about one of my favorite phrases from Dharma: Everything is Perfect! I hope you enjoy this episode and please share it with a friend.

Sri Dharma Mittra was born in Brazil.  He found yoga as a teenager before moving to New York in 1964 to study under Swami Kailashananda also known as Yogi Gupta.  He founded one of the early independent schools of yoga in 1975.  Sri Dharma is the model and creator of The Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures, the author of ASANAS: 608 Yoga poses, the Life of a Yogi Teacher's Manual, and Yoga Wisdom.  He has two DVDs - Maha Sadhana Levels I and II.

Today at 83 years old Sri Dharma Mittra continues to teach via classes, workshops, and the Life of a Yogi Teacher Trainings at Dharma Yoga Center located at 46 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010 on 24th St. and 6th Ave. in New York City.

A Way of Thinking podcast is dedicated to the incredible teachings of Sri Dharma Mittra.

What we discuss:

1:01 Intro

3:41 How to follow your dharma

5:53 Life in the ashram

10:01 Celestial handyman

12:09 Transition from renunciate to householder yogi

15:14 Developing steadiness in practice

16:12 Developing compassion for ourselves and all beings

20:44 Dealing with attachment and aversion

23:34 When you feel you've fallen off the path

25:15 Dealing with sickness and death

28:41 Everything is perfect!

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Resources:

Practice with Sri Dharma Mittra: www.dharmayogacenter.com

Follow Sri Dharma on Instagram: @dharmayoganyc

Asanas: 608 Yoga Poses

Life of a Yogi Teacher's Manual

Yoga Wisdom

(affiliate links)

Dharma Yoga Center Online Store

Books mentioned by Sri Dharma:

Bhagavad Gita (Pocket Edition)

The Dhammapada

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Music co-written by Steven Murillo (@someoneinatreeband) & Jessica Hwang (@jessicahwangcoaching)

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