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This is a series written by Charley Smeets about her experiences as a student at Parimukti.  Today part 1 Four weeks it has been. Four weeks that flew by. Four weeks of your life living in a small bubble. But such a good bubble it was. After a week of exams and a lot of studying we...
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This is part one of a two-part series on Intuition. Written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti   Part 2: The initiate takes the plunge Have you been in a yoga class where the instructor has said, “be your own teacher?” They’re telling us to find and be guided by our own inner wisdom. Not to mimic...
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Some days you just feel overwhelmed by gratitude. Today is one of these days for me. One of the students giving her exam class started her class today with the following quote from Marcel Proust: Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. First...
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After a week of reading harrowing stories in the media surrounding the refugee crisis all seriously disturbing. I have found myself selfishly asking “What can I do ?”. I want to help and I know this helping will alleviate the guilt I have about being so lucky to be born in the country I was....
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Okay so I have never dedicated myself to a specific asana before, particularly one that I don’t like. I think this month will give me the challenge I need. I really want to experiment and see if I can maintain my own motivation. Firstly I think I have to start mentally as there has been...
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One might presume that teaching on a Yoga teacher training transforms you into a super yogi; I have found out that this is sadly not the case. Sometimes when you teach, you don’t have time to practice, or you are exhausted and the last thing that you feel like doing is a casual headstand or...
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Handstands are thrilling but before you can take that leap up into the unknown you need a solid foundation. Grounding down and lifting up requires some strength and determination. Physically finding the balance point brings you between fear and exhiliration. Having a partner to help you requires trust.  There is this moment that happens when...
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