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What is Yoga?

One of our new Teacher training students, Sally, writes about the roots of Yoga and what it is to her. This is always the first piece of homework that we set at the beginning of teacher training as its always interesting to hear what students think especially as they start to read around the subject…

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Yoga- For Health, Longevity and Peace

Interview with A.G.Mohan from thehindu.com about his practice and study with the Godfather of modern yoga, Krishnamacharya; Engineer-turned A.G. Mohan and his wife Indra have dedicated themselves to the propagation of authentic yoga. Acknowledged by the late Krishnamacharya as his successor, Mohan has authored several works, which underline the legend’s principles. A co-founder of the…

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Take A Deep Breath: A Meditation For The Holidays

With the holiday season in full force, many of us will be both excited and stressed: the list of holiday to-do’s can overwhelm us. Follow these simple steps to decrease holiday stress. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/meditation-modern-life/201312/holiday-meditation-less-stress-and-more-happiness-anywhere https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/take-a-deep-breath-a-meditation-for-the-holidays The holidays are a time of celebration and gathering with family and friends, a time to remember and appreciate our many…

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Seasonal Mindfulness: Getting to Grips with Winter

Winter can be long; the nights are dark and we are often subjected to dank, drizzly days. But over the past few years, my attitude towards winter has gradually begun to change… https://www.everyday-mindfulness.org/seasonal-mindfulness-getting-to-grips-with-winter/  – by Amy McMillan I didn’t always look forward to winter – in fact, I dreaded it with a passion.  In the UK,…

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Showing Up In The Moment

Meditation: The objective is to show up. The goal is to eliminate the need for a goal. Showing Up In The Moment – by Emerson Dameron  https://www.everyday-mindfulness.org/showing-up-in-the-moment/ I’m not 100% sure that my meditation practice is changing my life. Nevertheless, every day, I sit down, check in, and do it. Perhaps meditation helps some people rein…

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Padmasana: Sitting for Meditation

The basic goal of all the asana practice is finding and maintaining a comfortable padmasana (lotus pose) for meditation. There are a few key anatomical components and principles to finding this comfort. https://www.yoganatomy.com/padmasana-article/ – by David Keil The basic goal of all the asana practice is finding and maintaining a comfortable padmasana (lotus pose) for meditation.…

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Dhyana (Meditative Absorption): The Seventh Limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga

The actual practice of meditation is definitely not something we can actively ‘do’, rather it describes the spontaneous action of something that happens as a result of everything else https://www.doyou.com/dhyana-the-7th-limb-of-yoga-explained-66579/ https://www.ekhartyoga.com/articles/the-8-limbs-of-yoga-explained (Read our introduction to the 8 limbs of yoga here…) Dhyana (Meditative Absorption): The Seventh Limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga When you lie…

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The Benefits of Mindful Breathing: 4 Reasons to Breathe Better

In part three of this three-part series on The Science of Breathing, discover a few of the ways focusing on the breath in yoga—and in everyday life—can improve your overall well-being.   http://www.yogajournal.com/article/yoga-101/4-reasons-breathe-right/ – Jessica Levine In part three of this three-part series on The Science of Breathing, discover a few of the ways focusing on…

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