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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 …
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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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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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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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 …
Why is Dhyana so important to the Yoga practice?
Dhyana is one of the FOUR *physical* components of the Yogasana practice, along with Asana, Pranayama and Japa Mantra. Read my essay (personal experience); and then sit down for an eight minute meditation, dhyana, practice.
#Video Park life: Warmin’ up to warm-ups (circa 2019)
Make time for warm-ups--and for love! https://youtu.be/9XVk_NHJx48 https://youtu.be/JO2o4i1r2AE