Loving-kindness- Maitri

Video | Reading on Maitri (loving-kindness) from BKS Iyengar’s Light on Yoga

Welcome 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 Universe has to tell you. A beautiful example of balance – beyond the mat – is the partnership between listening and …

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BKS Iyengar Path To Holistic Health

Recommended read for Feb (and beyond!): BKS Iyengar’s The Path To Holistic Health

Still wrapped up and locked down? No worries! You're not alone! Perfect time to discover and expand our understanding of Yoga. Recently recommended to me by my London-based Iyengar Yoga teacher Khaled Kendsi is B.K.S Iyengar's The Path To Holistic Health - illustrated, relevant and accessible the book is an inclusive and adventurous exploration of …

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Ashtanga Vinyasa Baby Series Standing Sq

VIDEO | February Asana Spotlight: Standing Sq (Ashtanga Vinyasa Baby Series)

Welcome to the standing part of the Baby Ashtanga Vinyasa sequence (not suitable for beginners), with the theme: Rooting Down to Create Space! The standing sequence helps build strength and stability (Standing asanas are related to your Muladhara or Root Chakra), also helping you develop a connection to your anatomical body. Enjoy!

Carl Sagan quotefancy

Exploring Swami Vivekananda’s four paths of yoga: Karma; Jnana; Raja; Bhakti

Carl Sagan said “If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.” So, let us make the goal Peace. While rooted in the Bhagavad Gita, it was Swami Vivekananda (celebrated for bringing yoga and the ancient wisdom of eastern philosophy to the West) who introduced to the western mind the four paths of yoga – all interconnected, all leading to the same goal: Peace.

Roll on Recovery 2021! | VIDEO MSG

Welcome to 2021! The theme for this month is Recovery! The book I mention in the video (talking about Pawanmuktasana*) is called Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Satyananda Saraswati. *meaning wind relieving asanas (wind as in gas and also energy, prana - moving the prana through the body). Strongly recommend reading this book and practicing …

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