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Going Beyond Our Non-Selves

Going Beyond Our Non-Selves

Every time we sit for meditation or go to a yoga class we essentially face ourselves, we say. But is that true? Observation says its not always so and that sometimes we face our non-selves. Yes, our many non-selves, or self-images. True or not? One by one, these many...

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The Art of Window Cleaning

The Art of Window Cleaning

The original seed of misjudgment colours everything we see. As we begin the process of cleaning the dirt from the outside of my windows, we notice something interesting… there is also dirt on the inside

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Hum-Sa Kriya Practice

Hum-Sa Kriya Practice

Kriyas are cleansing actions taken to purify the mind and body of those patterns of thought, emotion and experience that remain held within our bodies and which condition and limit us..

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Prana and the Chakras

Prana and the Chakras

Yoga is so much more than just a physical practice or fitness regime – it offers a scientific way of connecting to the subtle systems of the body to work optimally for our personal evolution

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The Purification Breath

The Purification Breath

Kapalabhati - The Purification or Skull Shining Breath How to Practice Sit comfortably and take a few deep breaths. Notice the movement of the diaphragm and how during inhalation, the diaphragm descends and the abdomen is pushed out. On exhalation, the diaphragm...

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Making Mindful Changes

Making Mindful Changes

With busy lives and many pressures, we all know we need to take time to nurture and ground ourselves – to breathe, to connect with our inner wisdom and nature. But often, we find it is far easier to talk about what we should do and explain why we can’t find the time...

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Mermaid Pose – Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Mermaid Pose – Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Mermaid Pose is a special asana in that it allows one to both “squeeze into” and “open out” to life. It is characterised by feelings of compression and release and, as such, beautifully expresses that balanced yogic state of serenity, duality...

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A Glider, A Propeller Plane and a Jet-plane

A Glider, A Propeller Plane and a Jet-plane

According to Swami Nitya, there are three categories of people travelling through life… We could say there are three different aeroplanes that one chooses: a glider, a propeller plane and a jet-plane. Swami Rama gives these three categories: There are people who move...

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