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... Join in …

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#BeBodyKind: the day the world smiled back

I will be covering this in more depth, but just a quick post to kick start mental health awareness week in the UK. The campaign centres on #BeBodyKind and essentially asks you to share moments or places where you felt comfortable in your skin. Which brings me to today's story. One of kindness. I've just …

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