15 Aug 2017

Shine a light on the shadows

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What happens when a candle is lit in the dark? Light appears, and shadows. Awareness is the light that highlights the seen, and the unseen. Without awareness of the those unseen, dark and shadowy areas, and its interplay with the light, unhealthy behaviour occur. All behaviour is influenced by both light and dark. Ignorance is […]

24 Jul 2017

Power Centre

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This blog is on the balance of power; inner and outer, worldly and spiritual. Integration of opposites is necessary for a healthy third chakra-solar plexus manipura centre. Gradual learning of new, healthier ways of being is a process of unlearning old behavioural patterns. From there every relationship may evolve from a wrestle for or negating […]

6 Jul 2017

OM, Mantra & Mudra Blessings

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Mantra helps us connect to Source, our origin, and our unlimited essence. We use our breath and vocal chords, i.e. body and breath, to produce the mantra phrases. Sanskrit, the language of mantra, is a vibrational language, apart from the literal meaning each letters and phrases has an embedded “wisdom code vibration”. When we intone these […]

6 Jul 2017

Cultivating consciousness

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In consciousness based philosophies such as yoga, the fabric of the universe is understood as consciousness, and that everything in it, including ourselves, is essentially consciousness. Cultivating states of conscious awareness is therefore necessary to know creation at this level. It is a skill and there are techniques and teachings for its development, much like […]

6 Jul 2017

Bliss Yoga Music Power Flow & Chill-out Session Playlist

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Stream my 2016 album Bliss Yoga Music now on Mixcloud. 1 Hour Power Flow Playlist for Yoga Session. Opens and closes with OM Mantra, starts out with Yogi Beats and unwinds into Chill-out, Nidra Relaxation and Meditation Music. ● Buy album in my store R 90. Includes individual tracks and single 1 Hour Playlist File […]

28 Jun 2017

Sa Ta Na Ma – Wake up to your divinity

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Sa Ta Na Ma is a fundamental mantra in Kundalini Yoga. Mantra is an “often repeated word or phrase”. The Sanskrit sounds of this mantra mean birth, life, death, rebirth, when repeated, takes us into resonance with the metaphysical concepts indicated by the four sounds – thus “wakes us up to our divinity”. Or, becoming […]

27 Jun 2017

Altitude of Gratitude

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One thing worth being grateful for is gratitude. To appreciate feels wonderful, as is the feeling of being appreciated. Being grateful helps us gain higher ground; instead of sinking into the quagmire of the many aspects of life that are bothersome, or, for example, instead of feeling entitled or oblivious to the everyday gifts that surrounds […]

27 Jun 2017

Gayatri Mantra

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Gayatri Mantra is a prayer song of conscious connection to the Primal Force of Life. It is chanted in yoga traditions that incorporate mantra. As with the Om chant and yoga itself, it is of cosmic consciousness, a universal connection, beyond dogma and cultural orientation. In deep meditation we may connect with mantra in our own […]

23 Jun 2017

The Healing Source – Light of All Light

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We need to go beyond ordinary, rational, thinking mind when we look for healing. In meditation we learn “to go within”, to connect mind to heart and the whole being to Source, so that everything we “put out”comes from this source. We’re talking more awareness, less problem solving and fixing; more “wholeness”. The healing of war […]

26 May 2017

Cape Town International Yoga Day 2017

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Cape Town International Yoga Day 2017 is celebrated with three separate festivals, on three dates, at different locations. The all day event in Muizenberg is the only one on actual yoga day. It starts early morning with a free sunrise beach session, includes workshops and class, community skills development, children’s yoga for after school, and […]