Yoga Off The Mat (Guest Writer)

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These words published with permission from Swami Ambikananda of The Traditional Yoga Association: In an age when all kinds of Yoga are on offer ~ from Hot Yoga to Goat Yoga; from people being given tequila shots before their ‘yoga’ to ‘Harry Potter magic spells yoga’ ~ it becomes important for us to question what […]

Breathing

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Breathing is the essence of yoga. During your practice breathe naturally, without forcing. No pressure, no disturbance, nothing should interfere with the simple, tide-like movement of our lungs as we breath in and out. Whether you are doing asanas, pranayama (breath control) or meditation, find your breath and take your breath deep into the different […]

The Necessity of an Empty Mind

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Yoga can help us to purify the body and the mind bringing us back to that blessed state of receptivity from which we can start to learn. A Zen story tells of Nan-in, a Japanese master, during the Meiji era, who received a university professor. The professor came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. […]

Did you ever try to still the mind

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Did you ever try to still the mind (Awakening the spine V. Scaravelli) If we can end the swing of thought collected by memories in the past, and the ones that have been shaped through fantasy and projected by imagination into the future, we will find silence. Invite silence, welcome silence, and slowly silence will become […]

Beginners are welcomed

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I advise you to bring your own mat, a blanket and a bottle of drinking water to the class. Dress comfortably. Yoga classes begin with a centring and then flows into breathing techniques, warm-ups, postures and/or vinyasas (flows of postures). The class ends with several minutes of shavasana (relaxation) and breathing. Feel free to ask […]

You are Unique so is Your Yoga

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You are Unique so is Your Yoga (Bernie Clark: Your body your yoga) You are unique! These three words imply something amazing In the whole universe there is no one like you. You are not” average” and you are not ”normal”- no one is actually average, normal or regular. You may share a few similar […]