Welcome to the standing part of the Baby Ashtanga Vinyasa sequence (not suitable for beginners), with the theme: Rooting Down to Create Space! The standing sequence helps build strength and stability (Standing asanas are related to your Muladhara or Root Chakra), also helping you develop a connection to your anatomical body. Enjoy!
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.
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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Yogasana: You Are Not Alone | Road to Recovery
Welcome! Enjoy the video and remember LOVE is your most powerful tool in the journey of recovery and healing; in overcoming addiction. The message is this: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
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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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.