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.
Six-part video series: Yogasana – Baby Primary Ashtanga Sq (not suitable for beginners)
Enjoy this six-part video series breaking down the Ashtanga Baby Series (not for beginners). Please read Health and Safety's under each video!
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 …
The Five Koshas: Mapping out the Inner Journey of Self-Realisation
Yoga is a journey of self-realisation -- a multi-tiered adventure inwards, and the five koshas provide a way to map (view; understand) the inner transformation. A map to understand the spiritual journey.
Beyond Pain and Pleasure: Realising Peace Within (Bhagavad Gita; Paths of Yoga)
Rippling through time and space we find an historic, timeless spiritual guide which holds its relevance firmly in the present-day. This sacred book is The Bhagavad Gita.
Practice Compassion & Learn How To Safely Modify Your Vinyasa with ‘Knees-Chest-Chin’
Welcome yogis and yoginis to this 20m themed yogasana class celebrating COMPASSION (Karuna) - an essential tool in our plight to combat depression, addiction, eating disorders and other struggles we face together.
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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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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