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Enlightenment is like a joke!

Enlightenment is like a joke!

Seekers on the spiritual path often ask what enlightenment really means. What is enlightenment? I say, ‘Enlightenment is like a joke!’’ It’s like a fish in the ocean searching for the ocean. Once upon a time, there was a congregation of fish, who got together to...

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Passion in Practice

Passion in Practice

If you’re like me, yoga crept into your life surreptitiously. Yet the impact has been profound. With an old knee injury and my thirties creeping up, I unknowingly turned a corner and left aerobics and spinning behind. Yes, the universe and my “knee karma” guided me...

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The Journeyman

The Journeyman

"Each morning, at the thought of the effort that I must expend to fully be myself and feel completely alive, my body tires and heart balks, the mind protests and ingrained self-defeating patterns flare up, promising me the old, familiar rewards of illusory safety and...

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Not Minding What Happens

J. Krishnamurti, the great Indian philosopher and spiritual teacher, spoke and travelled almost continuously all over the world for more than fifty years attempting to convey through words - which are content - that which is beyond words, beyond content. At one of his...

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Summer Ayurvedic Wisdom

Summer is usually a time of improved health: we have more daylight hours and we can spend more time outside.  Each season carries with it certain positive qualities and certain challenges to our system. As with all Ayurvedic principles you just have to observe nature...

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Winter Wisdom

Winter Wisdom

During winter the earth’s energy is withdrawn back into herself. It is a time of rest, storing and preparation. Rest from the bounty of the Autumnal harvest and preparation for the vitality of the coming Spring. This is a time of being grounded, internalised and...

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Yoga Parable

Yoga Parable

A wise woman traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She...

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Camel Pose –Ustrasana

Camel Pose –Ustrasana

Camel Pose is a gentle backbend asana and is important as it prepares the body (and mind) for more difficult backbends. It is best to enter this pose from either Child pose or Hero pose. Camel Pose opens the chest, working deep into the Heart Chakra, stretches the...

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Invoking Colour and the Qualities of Light

Invoking Colour and the Qualities of Light

As with other forms of vibrational healing, colour therapy treats energy imbalances that may cause dis-ease in the body. Colour treatment can be self administered, given in the form of light. To invoke colour awaerness, it is best to limit the application to a...

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