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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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Stillness

Stillness

STILLNESS "It has been said: 'Stillness is the language God speaks, and everything else is a bad translation.' Stillness is really another word for space. Becoming conscious of stillness whenever we encounter it in our lives will connect us...

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Cultivating a Yoga Mind

Cultivating a Yoga Mind

CULTIVATING A YOGA MIND "In yoga we simply try to create the conditions in which the mind becomes as useful as possible for our actions. This can only happen gradually - every shortcut is an illusion. It is a step-by-step process,...

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The Dance of Light

The Dance of Light

THE DANCE OF LIGHT "If we want to see anything in the outer world, in addition to keeping our eyes wide open, we need light - either sunlight or electric light or some other kind of light. But in the inner world, even with our eyes closed, we...

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The Silent River

The Silent River

By the river is meant the spinal cord of the body, which is man’s centre. It is known mystically as the Altar of Brahman and many philosophers have written about this centre and of how, if man strays from this centre, he loses his soul. Have you ever thought of how...

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