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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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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Finding Sarah: In Reflection

I am exploring various ideas (including workshops, a second edition perhaps, and picking up the dialogue on my blog and the Facebook group); the goal is to give a voice to the voiceless, challenge stereotypes surrounding addiction, eating disorders, depression, and lay the foundation for others' journey in recovery. Call-to-action: Please share with me your …

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