28 Aug 2014

The Yoga Bodymind

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We live, every day, in our bodies. It let’s us get around on our legs, using the body and arms, and we’re in the body, day in and day out, all life long. Intellectually much of our life plays in our heads, this is where we think about life, and pursue much of our functionality. We also feel the […]

8 Jul 2014

Yoga – a healing practice

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There is a certain brutality to great truths. For instance, this quote “If the dead past is not buried, our whole mind begins to stink and makes life impossible for us”. Swami Sivananda was well loved, for many reasons, and my teachers at yoga school, who learned directly from this great yogi, told us he […]

13 Jun 2014

Mindfulness and yoga practice Part 2

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Yoga practice helps us experience glimpses of our potential. Connecting with ourselves in class is only a first step. Mindfulness happens when yoga techniques transform our everyday lives into an evolving, extraordinary experience, of practical physical functionality, and inner peace. Yoga points out that no-one person or group of people, no personal status or possession, no compliment […]

13 Jun 2014

Mindfulness and yoga practice Part 1

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Yoga is big on meditation, and on bodywork. It wants us to be in our bodies, mindfully, in asana practice, during meditation,  and after yoga class. Body awareness imbues us with mindfulness, something that happens when we take what we learn from our practice on the mat, and apply it to our daily lives. A very useful skill to help […]

2 Jun 2014

Yoga and self-realization – we are whole

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We are whole beings, with many different layers or aspects or realities. Self-realisation, according to yoga, is when we become consciously aware of parts, and the sum of parts. Modern Western, holistic disciplines such as our Western version of yoga, simplistically refers to the human being as body-mind-spirit. Yoga traditionally refers to the physical human […]

2 Jun 2014

Binaural Beats Music to balance left and right brain hemispheres

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I produced a Binaural Beats soundtrack to help balance left and right brain hemispheres, and assist body-mind integration, for the video below. I figured it would help me further my alternate nostril yoga breathing for whole brain integration. Watch the video for the information and experiment, listening on headphones. You will see how binaural beats music with a stereo […]

27 May 2014

The healing power of nature and yoga practice

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After a particularly challenging week and weekend I woke up this Monday morning feeling less than great. A few nights in a row up with a sick child, working till late and rising early to complete a project, and dealing with the unexpected, devastating death of our cat on Friday and a funeral on Saturday […]

18 May 2014

A paradise of yoga videos on youtube

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As with just about everything on just about every topic, one may find a staggering volume of videos on yoga online – a paradise of yoga videos awaits “researchers” on youtube. For my workshop today on Prana & Pranayama I pulled off a selection of yoga videos on youtube to broadly represent some of my interests […]

15 May 2014

Prana & pranayama – life force & breath

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Yoga is so many things, and so many different things to so many different individuals that is perhaps not prudent to make any ultimate statements about what it is, or isn’t. For me, personally, and I’m sure on some level, universally, yoga is all about prana and pranayama – the life force and the breath. […]