Raw, adjective: 6. ignorant, inexperienced, or untrained: a raw recruit.

Yesterday we celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi, the Hindu festival marking the birthday of that most beloved elephant god Ganesh, remover of obstacles, seeker of wisdom and general cool dude. It was such a pleasure to even be present for MC Yogi's class last night, as he speckled the asana practice with all kinds of great details about this dessert-loving, mouse-riding mythological creature.

A friend of mine passed this fantastic little diagram on. Check it out. Who knew there was so very much symbolism in this sweet elephant's iconography?

Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha
ॐ गम गणपतये नम


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