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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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