Cultivate Karuna (Compassion)

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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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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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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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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