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This article consists of three parts: #1 – The Root of Fear of Death #2 – Turn Unhealthy Fear into Healthy Fear through Meditation #3 – Yin Yoga Sequence to Overcome Fear of Death #1 – Root of Fear of Death  Even the Wise Men Fear Death Fear and anxiety are interesting themes to work with in a...
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Sitting Still Written by Sharon Brooke Uy There’s a meditation class that goes on after Wednesday night yoga. During one particular meditation class, halfway through, I found myself struggling deeply to sit still. Numbness in my foot was traveling up my leg, and I wanted so badly to change my position. Inside churned a battle...
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What is your yoga? #2 Written by Hillary R. Hoff Balancing Balancing poses enhance concentration, memory, focus, coordination, and develop stability. Balancing poses help reduce tension and fatigue. Specific balancing poses help with certain areas of the body. Standing balancing poses strengthen the lower half of the body such as the legs and knee joints,...
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Explore the three gunas Have you ever heard of the three gunas? The Samkhya philosophy describes the gunas as the threefold characteristics in it’s nature; in this sense every action, thought and event is created due to the interaction of the three gunas. All gunas are always present in all beings and objects surrounding us by...
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Explore the koshas! When you go hiking in the Himalayan Mountains, you need a topography map showing the mountainous terrain. In Delhi City, you need to know the city blocks and major sites to orient yourself. Within yoga, a different guide is needed -one that charts the landscape of the Self-. The Koshas “layers” or...
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YS 2.46 Sthira-Sukham Âsanam Asana is a steady and comfortable posture  On the first day of this Ashtanga Mysore week I received my first verbal adjustment after doing the sunset invitations A & B and some standing positions. Luke recited Yoga Sutra 2.46; which is Sthira-Sukham-Asanam. He told me he sees a lot of “Sukham”...
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Mysore week with Luke Jordan This week I am attending a 6 day Ashtanga Mysore workshop under guidance of Luke Jordan. I wake up at 4.30 am in Utrecht, the Netherlands, where I am currently living. After a bike drive in half sleepy state, I reunite at 5.15 am with colleague yoga teachers. We drive...
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Santosha – Written by Sophie Nusselder- Unexelled happiness comes from the practise of contentment* Santosha means ‘contentment’. It is a profound state of being that is worth pursuing. Cultivating contentment is a yoga practice. If you feel down or experience life as meaningless and sad, you can change that experience. I think the most powerful way...
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This article is separated in 4 chapters: Part 1: How can yoga help to strengthen your bone capacity? Part 2: Yoga for osteoporosis Part 3: Asana practise for people with osteoporosis Part 4: Do’s and don’t in Asana Practise for students with osteoporosis   Today you can read part 4: Do’s and don’t in Asana Practise for...
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This article is separated in 4 chapters: Part 1: How can yoga help to strengthen your bone capacity? Part 2: Yoga for osteoporosis Part 3: What kind of asana practise is suitable for people with osteoporosis? Part 4:Do’s and don’t in Asana Practise for students with osteoporosis Written by Sophie Nusselder  *** Today you can...
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