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 […]
This is an attempt explore the possibility that chakras may not be as far-fetched as we normally think. Science gives us an entrance, but it cannot – yet – take us all the way, so some open mindedness is definitely required. It is my experience that the reward is definitely worth it, as chakra explorations […]
This is our first instalment of a series of 7 different meditations, meant to help us bring awareness to these very important energy centers that yogis have been exploring for literally thousands of years. This is a great companion for the articles on chakras I have been writing for Yoga International (Dutch edition) but we […]
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.