Yoga beginners

This article is written by Azuka Muse for Parimukti According to many spiritual traditions, including the yoga tradition, attention and intention  are the two most powerful tools we have to use to expand our human potential and our happiness. But how to bring these into your daily life? ~ Know the difference between goal and intention...
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This blog is written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti When I look for a yoga class to take, where I’ll spend any appreciable amount of time—I care a lot about the teacher. My connection, my trust, and my respect all form potential roadblocks; as well they form potential clearings to my learning, to my practice flourishing. I...
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So, philosophy. The subject that got our attention from the first class onward. Yoga philosophy focuses on the history of yoga and the way its set out by Patanjali ” the father of yoga”. We also discussed chakra’s and its system. All this is part of the yoga philosophy. Manjeet, our teacher, came up with...
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Balance, samata or samatva in Sanskrit, is a fundamental aspect of Yoga. A balanced approach of life includes an equal mood and the capability to feel the unity in the diversities. In order to be balanced, we have to be non-judgemental and treat others with impartiality, equanimity, equal kindness and compassion. One way to reach Balance in life...
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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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Meet Doreen One of our lovely stiudents who joined our Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala this year. We love how varied people with varied background come together and end up making similar commitments and discovering a life of Yogic transformation in their own ways. It’s always inspiring to meet dedicated commited people who are transforming...
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Months feel as short as a week on a teacher training. Time goes so quickly. I came in April and its now September. It was cold and wet, now its like a european summer. Bursting blue skies with a crisp breeze. Nature is really gifting us here and it has helped me a lot this...
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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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One of the most amazing things about organising the yoga & meditation teacher trainings is the great variety of people from many amazing cultures that come together. For one month, going through a life changing experience together. It is great to learn about other cultures and realising certain conditioning, behaviour and thought patterns that you...
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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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