18 December

Muizenberg Beach Stunning Surf Yoga Cape Town Location

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Celebrate auspicious natural events with a FREE Beach Meditation Yoga & Chi Gung Session. Enjoy Sunrise events such as Solstice on Surfers Corner (sun sets behind mountain) and Sunset events such as Full Moon by the river mouth (a short way down main beach). Your hosts are Chi Gung specialist Richard Stoltz and Johann Kotze, one of Cape Towns most experienced yoga teachers. ॐ Next […]

14 December

Easy vinyasa flow sequences for home practice

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Use the sequence of asana below for an easy flow own practice. I sketched the stickman chart for home practice and teachers training. A sequence of coordinated, dynamic poses, executed in harmony with the breath, is usually know as vinyasa yoga.  Practicing the sequence Please note the absence of instruction for each individual pose. ● Level: beginner friendly if you are in good shape and […]

8 December

Healing the chakra system

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“When the mind is steady, and the heart open, joy flows.” Experience the joy of divine essence The multidimensional aspects of body, mind and spirit, according to the yoga system, indicates the chakra system has to balanced for the whole being to experience well-being and bliss. The chakras are portals through which we may access and […]

8 December

Yoga’s koshas or energetic sheaths and bliss

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The yogi interested in the greater reaches of yoga for self-realisation do asana as part of an inner journey inner journey. This becomes more clear when we investigate the energetic sheaths, or koshers, that surrounds the body. This is one way to understand how we may heal, holistically: We loosen the physical body to open up […]

8 December

Yoga and the whole duality

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The whole contains duality, duality does not contain one-ness The real you, infinite self, is famously described by Deepak Chopra as a quantum self, an “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind”. Yoga, amongst has as its highest goal to show us, and trains us, to uncover this self by “going within”. Inhabiting both the little self and […]

8 November

God & the Timeless Truth of the Bhagavad Gita

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The Bhagavat Gita is packed with a density of descriptions and experiences so outside of the ordinary norm of expression that its message is perhaps impenetrable without simplifying. But its wisdom is hidden in plain sight, and when approached with patience, concentration and openness it is apparent why it is revered as a parable of timeless […]

8 November

Patanjali, Shiva & the Wisdom of Yoga

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A deep understanding of yoga is illustrated by the few lines in the prayer below. This brief ode is from the preface of renowned 20th centuary yoga pioneer B.K.S. Iyengar’s seminal book Light on Yoga (published 1967). In a deft stroke he honours almost the entire yoga system via thanking Patanjali for his vital contribution to clarify the […]

26 October

The Ganges, India, Cape Town & The Ocean

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  A wile back, a year or so after a wonderful Indian yoga retreat experience, I mentioned to Jim Harrington, a Cape Town teacher, that I miss the fabulous swims in the Ganges – a lot. He told me with a laugh that his yoga teacher in India reminded him that every time, he, Jim, […]

7 October

A yoga studio has a special energy

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A yoga studio has a particular atmsophere, created by the regular practice of yoga in the space. When one enters an ancient cathedral, visit a special spot in the mountain, or a favourite spot in a garden, one may feel a tangible, though unseen, presence of the Universal Life Force, Prana. These are places where the Force […]

3 October

A healthy attraction – natural balance with yoga

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Breakfast this morning was a healthy one. Last night my body asked “please don’t give me coffee for breakfast, I’d like some simple, cleansing energy”. Vibrant colours are more lively than muted tones, that was the vibration my body asked for: fresh produce and hydration with vibrant life force. I started the day with lemon juice […]