We all have samskara’s or patterns of behavior stored in our chakras or we developed them in this lifetime. Samskaras can be bad or good, however they will influence our lives. During meditation you can ‘discover’ certain samskaras and work on changing them. Another thing is to develop a good samskara to change bad ones, […]
Samadhi is the culmination of our efforts, when the veil of illusion falls and our consciousness expends and perceives the entire universe. It is a state of bliss, of profound love and wisdom, when yogis become aware of their immortal and perfect Self. In other words: it is indescribable and impossible to fully comprehend with […]
As we continue the explorations of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, we come into Dharana and Dhyana, In my own understanding those two work together beautifully: one is the effort that slowly calms the mind, the other is the effortless experience of that calmness. Like when learning to play an instrument, first we need the […]
The power of our senses can rule all our lives, enslaving us to everything that gives us pleasure and making us blindly run away from everything that gives us pain. Yogis teach is that learning to withdraw the power of the senses and to conserve that energy leads us to internal – spiritual – experiences […]
Continuing our light exploration of the chakras, we now concentrate on the second center, Svadhisthana. This chakra, localised between the lower belly and the sacrum, regulates many functions in the body, specifically related to our kidneys, urinary bladder and sexuality. This is a extremely powerful center; as with all the others, the power here can […]
In this talk we start to explore some of the concepts outlined by Patanjali in his sutras. The most famous of his concepts, the Eight Limbs of Yoga, starts with an incredibly complex issue: non-aggression. We talk about different ways of looking at it, and finish with an invitation to self examination and observation.
The Golden Seed is a classic in the Yin yoga repertoire. Designed by Suzee and Paul Grilley, its all about moving the subtle life energy (chi) in our body. This short sequence has all the movements like forward bends, twisting, squats and backbends. It’s a perfect Yang component to any Yin class or a very short […]