Yoga

Yoga philosophy – Tapas

Yoga Sutra 2.43 – kaya indriya siddhih ashuddhi kshayat tapasah Tapas – Through the training of the senses (tapas), there comes a destruction of mental impurities, and an ensuing mastery over the body, senses and actions. The 3rd Niyama, 2nd limb of Yoga. Tapas is our heat, our fire, the dedication to practicing methods in which you become a more whole

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Yoga Philosophy – contentment

Yoga Sutra 2.42; santosha anuttamah sukha labhah “From an attitude of contentment (santosha), unexcelled happiness, mental comfort, joy, and satisfaction is obtained.” The final 4 Niyamas (still on the second limb of 8 limbs of Yoga) are my favourites, I’m not sure you are supposed to have favourites when it comes to Yoga philosophy, but complete honesty always! Contentment, true

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Yoga – more than it looks

Western Yoga has been bastardised. I know how this sounds, as I am a Yoga teacher, and am guilty of teaching classes in the past which have been mostly about getting strong and lean. But thank Christ I saw the light. When looking on social media (#instayogis)  you would think that to be a Yoga teacher you need big tits,

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Compartmentalize or Balanced living?

Compartmentalize or Balanced living? Which is better for having a holistic, happy, healthy life? Can we do both? While I can often be heard touting the benefits of leading a balanced life, in all aspects, including the way we eat, move and rest our bodies, to be completely honest I am more likely to compartmentalise. I tend to get consumed by

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Getting comfortable with Impermanence

There’s nothing like a massive change in your life to force you into understanding the simple nature of impermanence. It’s funny as I thought I had a fairly good grasp on this concept, little did I know the difference between intellectualising something and actually living it. I have been living in a completely different world these last few months. Watching

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