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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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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SarahClairePicton Yogasana

Yogasana: Warm-ups and Namaskar sequence

This class focuses on warm-ups and the Namaskar sequence which promotes rapid flexibility and fluidity to the spine and limbs especially when linked to breath. Keep it safe: please have blankets, pillow for any knee injuries, blocks and something to cover your eyes with.  Surya Namaskar is a fantastic all-round warm up for your entire …

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To F*ck is to Love Again

Between 1962 and 1965, Ed Sanders—Beat poet, Fugs band member, and owner of New York's East Village Peace Eye Bookshop—published 13 issues of the mimeographed journal / art zine called Fuck You / A Magazine of the Arts. Warhol, Burroughs, and Ginsberg were among the many contributors to this gritty Sixties zine... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5nyjgEIcu8 Join in …

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