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Yoga Philosophy – Surrender to the Divine

Yoga sutra 2.45 samadhi siddhih ishvarapranidhana ‘From an attitude of letting go into one’s source (ishvarapranidhana), the state of perfected concentration (samadhi) is attained.’ Swami Jnaneshvara The 5th and final Niyama, Ishvara Pranidhana or surrender to the Divine. We, in the west, tend to find this difficult to grasp as for many of us religion is an uncomfortable concept and

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Yoga Philosophy – Self Study

Getting to the pointy end of the Niyama’s, the second limb of 8 limbs of Yoga, we find ourselves at Svadhyaya – self study. Yoga Sutra 2.44  svadhyayat ishta devata samprayogah From self-study and reflection on sacred words (svadhyaya), one attains contact, communion, or concert with that underlying natural reality or force. The study of the self, whether it be

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I’m ok, sort of

I watched the story behind RU OK day last week and cried my eyes out. It all originated from an incredibly inspiring man who wanted to make his fathers suicide mean something. Since loosing my Dad the same way I have gone to volunteer to help people in similar positions so many times, and am just not ready and not

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Eat right for YOU

How can there be so many different diets that contradict each other, with people swearing that their diet is the best and will heal EVERYTHING? Hmmm…perhaps because we are all individuals, with our own genetics, lifestyles and unique requirements? For some people one way of eating will be a cure while for someone else that very same way may bring

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The art of suffering, together

I feel I have titled a post this way before? And it would not surprise me as I have delved deeply into this topic many times throughout my life as an adult. Is there an art to suffering, or is it simply a case of those who live an earthly existence must suffer on some level so we may as

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Mind-Body-Spirit healing for Women

Let’s do this! I am running this retreat as a chance for Women to learn that they are worth taking the time to look after themselves. This does not just mean taking a shower in peace. It means from the moment you wake, to when you lay your head on your pillow to sleep, you should know that your health

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