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 […]

10 May 2017

A place for meditation

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In our world there is a place for commerce, entertainment, work, leisure, religion ad sport. For those aspects of life to express in harmony, there also has to be a place for conscious contemplation, in body and mind. Meditation is a phsycial, mental and spiritual practice. The whole practice takes place in the body; a […]

23 Apr 2017

Heart Chakra and Love & Light

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The unconditional power of love is required to manifest the Light of Love as a gift of spirit. Such love provides the compassion and kindness to overcome all fear and desire. Only complete self-acceptance and total self love is unconditional, and is required to unconditionally embrace others and everything. We may begin this process by investigating one’s own […]

19 Apr 2017

Mantra Sounds of Devotion

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The Om sound and mantras are profound tools of devotion and wisdom, deserve a lifetime of study. This post looks at mantra as encountered in my experience of yoga. Included are my related recordings, notes on the healing nature of mantra, and my interest in that area. A vibrational reality The Sanskrit language is vibrational oriented, rather than a primarily intellectually language. Sanskrit and mantra resonate with […]

18 Apr 2017

Mantra Sound Vibrations

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A vibrational reality Mantras are revered by some yogi’s as sacred sound vibrations that operate beyond ordinary perception. These sound syllables, when chanted as a word or group of words, may help the chanter experience reality differently than ordinary understanding allows.  As such mantra are considered to have the capacity to effect profound personal transformation. […]

18 Apr 2017

Sometimes we contemplate

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Herewith a long, wordy post. Although words may take us to a headspace it may help us understand “how and which” thoughts we choose as our realities. As body, mind and spirit creatures we do have brains, and thoughts will arise. Mindfulness and meditation does not suggest that we avoid or suppress thought or emotions, it just […]