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 …

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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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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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Reading Source Bhagavad Gita Easwaren

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 …

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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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