Reading on Karuna (Compassion)

Svadhyaya (self-study): Compassion is an ACT! #WATCH

Enjoy this short video with a big message: Please practice compassion - reach out to others, sharing your story, realise we have so SO much more in common than we might realise; finding common ground requires compassion. Source: Reading on karuna (compassion) from BKS Iyengar - Light on Yoga | YouTube Channel link (YogasanawithRah); Video …

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Cultivate Karuna (Compassion)

November theme: Karuna (Compassion coupled with Devoted Action)

Theme for last month, October, was Maitri (loving kindness and friendliness). This, of course, is a ubiquitous message transcending time-so, be it November or sometime in the future, slow down and ask how you can nurture more maitri, becoming a kinder and more compassionate (karuna) individual. This month we'll be looking at karuna, “compassion coupled …

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On Change, Medication Reduction & Practicing Bharmanasana (TableTop) Variations

Maitri, the theme for the month, meaning friendliness; loving-kindness, is about community, about reaching out to others, about Peace, Love, and Joy... This 20m video - suitable for beginners - stresses the message of maitri, change and balance; and includes dhyana (meditation), Mantra and a few variations of bharmanasana (tabletop/all 4's) and a reading speaking …

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A re[sounding] friendship: Inspirational video on studying Sanskrit

An ode to Maitri (friendliness; loving kindness) - a personal focus in svadhyaya (self-study) this month - is the friendship which awaits in nurturing your relationship with Sanskrit. Watch this moving, authentic and inspirational video from Gabriella Burnel on why she studied Sanskrit, and read on for a short post with a big message: on …

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Reading Source Bhagavad Gita Easwaren

Svadhyaya: On Learning; Sharing; Growing

When the rain falls outside, and Winter's face emerges once again, find sanctuary in the opportunity and privilege of discovery; of reading, learning and sharing these discoveries to help others. A recent book we're exploring in StewG's workshops (check out eastlondonschoolofyoga.com for workshop info.) is "Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha" by Swami Satyananda Saraswati -- recommended …

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Call-to-action: Practice Maitri (loving kindness)

Call-to-action: Practice Maitri (Friendliness; Loving Kindness)

From London to Lisbon, Melbourne to New York, Soweto to Shanghai - wherever you are, this is an inclusive call-to-action to bring Maitri (friendliness; loving kindness) into your life, treating yourself, others, the planet and animals with ahimsa (non-harming) - the first Yama and, to reference Trip Levine, the prerequisite for listening to what the …

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Karuna Compassion Yogasana Themed Class SarahClairePicton

Themed Yogasana Class: Cultivate Karuna (Compassion)

Welcome to this 45 minute yogasana class comprising dhyana (meditation); pranayama (breathing); svadhyaya (self-study); asana (postures); Mantra (Guru Mantra and Gayatri Mantra). The theme is on Karuna (Compassion); with the message from BKS Iyengar's Light on Yoga underpinning the importance of Kriya (Action). The heart of the message advocates action. Karuna, Iyengar writes, is "compassion …

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Dharma Spiritual Duty

Exploring dharma (spiritual duty): A personal perspective

A/C | Words by Sarah Picton, student of Stewart Gilchrist at ELSY 2019/2020- Written February 2020 as part of ELSY 200hr YTT course. Dharma, taken from the root “dhri”, essentially means “to support, to hold up, to bear”, (Easwaren, The Bhagavad Gita). This idea of dharma – this law, this spiritual duty – is as …

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