When I first started practicing Yoga, I used to think that just showing up to yoga class was enough, a step forwards in the right direction towards what a Yoga practice was advertised as being able to offer. I started going to Yoga classes when I was still training to become a professional dancer and found that the strength and flexibility I’d developed over the years made the yoga class a very pleasurable and easy experience for me. It reassured […]
It’s in your hands. …. It’s is you that decides where to put your energy and time, and therefore you that dictates what’s arising from that time spent. Invest your energy consciously, for whatever you invest in and feed, will grow …
A human being is part of the whole, called by us “universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest-a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to […]
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My teacher is running a unique course designed for men, from the way men receive information, how they interact with it, what places get tight, looking at how to recover from shoulder, back, knee and groin injury and how to create an open, agile, strong, flexible and powerful body and mind. He has been running this practice for over a year on a 1-2-1 basis and the results are astounding. The physical transformation is incredible and calm focus that comes […]
Sit with your friends, don’t go back to sleep. Don’t sink like a fish to the bottom of the sea. Surge like an ocean, don’t scatter yourself like a storm. Life’s waters flow from darkness. Search the darkness, don’t run from it. Night travelers are full of light, and you are too: don’t leave this companionship. Be a wakeful candle in a golden dish, don’t slip into the dirt like quicksilver. The moon appears for night travellers, be watchful when […]