Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

September 06, 1973 - Image 39

Resource type:
Michigan Daily, 1973-09-06

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


Thursday, September 6, 1973


Page Fifteen

_hrdyepebr6 17 H IHIA AL Pg ite

Ann Arbor hosts an incredible the fact
amount of activity concerning yoga ha
one of the most useful of all suitable
Eastern disciplines: yoga. For ties andt
most of its students it becomes a and intel
whole new way of life. To beg
The Sanskrit word "yoga" has yoga is;
become a household term word its
throughout the West today. Un- it mean
fortunately . misconceptions pre- it has"
vail, and the word has taken on English
many different meanings. a unioni






f the confusion lies in well as the idea of to "place one-
that various types of self under yoke."

ve evolved which are
for individual personali-
psychological, emotional,
lectual makeups.
gin to understand what
one should inspect the
elf. In common parlance
s "method." Technically
the same basis as the
word "yoke," signifying
or "joining together" as

Thus yoga is a methodical dis-
cipline designed to release (vi-
yog) the individual from the
illusory (maya), and unite him
with the real (Brahman). It
therefore implies the search for
the transcendental and divine
essence latent, not only in man,
but in every living entity.
YOGA IS THE ancient art of

living. We learn from the
Bhagavad-Gita, often called In-
dia's Bible, that Krishna (the
Supreme Person or God) re-
spoke this ancient practice of
yoga to his friend and disciple
Arjuna around 3000 B.C.
The other authoritative source
for understanding yoga is Patan-
jali, who expounded the system in
his Yoga Sutras sometime before
the Christian era.
Of the six ancient schools of
orthodox Indian thought, yoga,
along with Vedanta, remains rel-
evant today.
The Bhagavad-Gita mentions
as many as 18 systems of yoga
but basically deals with four
main types of yoga, all of which
blend together to create a har-
monious unity. Quite simply,
karma yoga is for the active,
jnana for the intellectual, raja.
for the meditative, and bhakti
for the loving and devotional.
Actually it is not as foreign
as it sounds. Christ, for instance,
taught what is called bhakti ac-
cording to yoga terminology.
ASTANGA YOGA or the eight-
fold path taught by Patanjali is
more ,strenuous, and the result,
though not as surely achieved
(because of the difficulty in-
volved in practice), is virtually
the same.
Ann Arbor is ideal for pursuing
one of these paths, for practically
every well known system and
modern master of yoga is repre-
sented here.
At the Rudrananda Yogashram
(an Indian, monastary) there are
experienced teachers of both
hatha and kundalini. In hatha
(will power) yoga, a part of
Pataij ali' s system, the student

learns control of the body as a
means of stilling the mind. Ac-
tually hatha aims at perfecting
the body as a means for achiev-
ing higher types of yoga.
Kundalini or "serpent" refers
to the energy lying dormant at
the spinal root-center. The aim
of this type of yoga is to awaken
and bring into full play this
energy eventually gaining full
control over it.
Brotherhood, founded in 1948 by
Serge Raynaud de la Ferriere,
is represented on campus by Bob
Levy. It is a South American-
based spiritual group which
unites astrology, yoga, science,
art, religion, education and hu-
manitarianism in order to pro-
mote intellectual betterment and
spiritual re-education.
The group regularly holds
classes in hatha yoga and as-
trology and takes an active in-
terest in the Esoteric Studies
Group of Ann Arbor.
The Krishna Yoga Society is a
non-sectarian local group dealing
with the four main yogas set
down by Krishna in the Gita.
The activities range from chang-
ing, dancing, and feasting to
lectures and discussions.
Occasionally the society will
sponsor different teachers who
stop over in Ann Arbor or hold
classes in Indian dance, drama,
music, or cooking.
The discipline also involves
mantra meditation, as taught by
Swami Bhaktivedanta of the
Vaisnava tradition, stemming
from Lord Krishna himself.
MEETINGS OF the Ruhani
Satsang group consist of the
practice of Surat Shabd Yoga
or "the yoga of the celestial
sound current." Activities in-
clude listening to tapes and read-
ing the works of their reknowned
teacher Kirpal Singh, who gives
a comprehensive account of com-
parative yoga.
The Integral Yoga Institute will
begin anew in Ann Arbor in
September. Their teacher, Swami
Satchidananda, incorporates the
different practices of yoga in an
effort to create a healthy body,
selfless service, a dynamic will
and a realization of the Higher
Self as an aspect of the Divine.
The Students International Me-
ditation Society is solely dedi-
cated to making available to
more people the practice of trans

cendental meditation as . taught
by Maharishi Yogi (the Beatles')
former teacher), along with his
theory of the science of creative
Using the techniques of karma
and jnana yoga, Dick Ahern is
proceeding with the planning
stages to form an ecologically
and spiritually sound community
named Arborvitae (Tree of Life).
FOR THOSE who are interest-
ed in discovering more about
themselves through contact with
these groups, the Office-of Ethics
and Religion on the third floor
of the Michigan Union provides a
source of up-to-date information.




~ ~ --





Welcome Students.
For Ann Arbor's largest
selection of perfumes and
.. complete prescripti-on

Daily Photo by KEN FINK

'U' financial aid program
helps students find funds

Visit or call friendly


As incoming freshpersons, all
you had to do was check the ap-
propriate box on your application
form, and all the information
and forms for financialaid flow-
ed to your door.
But now that you're here, any
number of problems may arise.
An emergency operation may
pop up; you may foresee a de-
ficit in funds or simply find your-
self $25 short for the weekend.
Whatever the problem, the
University Office of Financial
Aid has a very flexible program
that can help you with almost any
problem: Located at 2011 Student
Activities Bldg., the Financial
Aid Office either arranges or acts
as an intermediary for most fi-
nancial needs.
As the' introductory brochure
announces, "Any student who be-
lieves his resources are inade-
quate to attend the University
should request financial consid-
eration and, if necessary, seek
the advice and counsel of the
Office of Financial Aid." The of-
fice counsels and disburses funds
itself and puts students in con-
tact with other financial aid pro-
ALL AID GIVEN by the finan-
cial aid office is based on need-
grades don't play a role. The
student is asked to fill out a fi-
nancial statement (Or, if claim-,
ed as a dependent, his parents
fill out the statement.), and these
figures are contrasted with the
average student's expenditures

estimated by the office for an
academic year.
If the student's resources are
found deficient, the office can
offer three kinds of aid: gift aid
(scholarships or grants which re-
quire no repayment or employ-
ment), loans, and work-study
Students can opt for one or all
of these forms of aid, but the of-
fice suggests they consider all
forms of aid so as not to be left
with unmet needs.
Last year the Office of Finan-
cial Aid. assisted almost 70 per
cent df applicants. But, as with
most bureaucratic.set-ups, treat-
ment often depends on the quality
and punctuality of the paperwork
to be done.
its maze of figures throught a
computer to come up with equit-

able aid programs, Thomas
Butts, Director of the Office of
Financial Aid, stresses the im-
portance of handing in the neces-
sary forms by the deadline dates.
Though these deadlines are long'
passed, information can be ob-
tained at the office.,
The financial aid office can
also act as a referral service for
more specialized types of aid. For
example, athletes qualify for
athletic grants-in-aid. Informa-
tion can be obtained by writing
to the Director of Athletics, Ath-
letic Bldg., at the University.
Academic scholarships are
available to enrolled undergrad-
uates through various schools and
colleges of the University. These
are usually based on academic
performance, and are available
by contacting the dean's office of
the particular school or college,

IN ADDITION to other re-
ferral points, some financial aid
is available especially for wom-
en students. Those interested
should contact the Center for
Continuing Education for Wo-
men, 330 Thompson St.; Dr.
Laura Williams at the Commis-
sion on Women (1302 Student Ac-
tivities Bldg.); or the Alumnae
Office at the Michigan tnion.
And for minority and under-
privileged students, information
about the Opportunity Program,
which- offers counseling as well
as financial assistance, can be
obtained at the Admissions Of-
fice through Armando Lopez.
Finally, for timely considera-
tions, the University offers short-
term loans up to $500 and emer-
gency loans up to $50 for enrolled
students, with mandatory inter-


320 South State
Ann Arbor




' I

IThe Vaudeville Delictessens
'A Complete New York Delicatessen"
800 S. State 1211 S. University
Sunday-Thursday: 9 A.M.-1 A.M.
Friday and Saturday: 9 A.M.-2 A.M.
Rid "Vaudeile's"
* Vaudevile 5 Famous Cheesecake
. Hebrew National Delicatessen Meats
. Delicious Salads
" Weight Watchers Meals
* Corned Beef * Pastrami * Roast Beef * Potato Knishes
* Kishka * Home Made Soups * Smoked Fish (Hand Sliced
Belly L.ox) * Dr. Brown's Soda * Noodle Kugel
All of the Vaudeville's delicious foods are flown in fresh daily
', fr n, o) T04,, . ?1 Pa i tqf 1P'n. tn c/- lli 11K and l) £1411).IN-


ummm-m CLIP AND SAVE. mmmin
Phone Numbers
t E
Classified AdV.
Display Adv.

McKinley Associates offers diversity in living. Large
enough to fit every life style, small enough to care.

T f l1 LT r"rir) "RA A XT A d+VIA hI"ATm ""97: I

I! i

Back to Top

© 2024 Regents of the University of Michigan