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Pranayama – Life Force Extension

The Sanskrit term pranayama (प्राणायाम) combines the two words prana (breath, vitality, energy, life force) and ayama (extension, expansion, regulation, restraint, control) referring to the aim of breath exercises to enhance your vital energy or life force by means of prolonging breath and its restraints (Iyengar, 1981 p13).  Together with […]

Work Sex Money Dharma

We want to let you know about a wonderful online course that our dear friend and renowned Buddhist teacher Martin Aylward will be teaching in September: Work Sex Money Dharma Starting September 7, 2013  The monthlong course guides you through bringing Presence, Inquiry and Transformation into all areas of your life. […]

Mindfulness Meditation

Across all spiritual traditions it has been known for thousands of years: Take a deep breath and relax! Meditation is a practice for the mind that allows us to hone our perception, clear our awareness and open our heart to fully experience this moment. Research shows that regular meditation fosters […]

6-weeks Meditation Foundation course

A regular Meditation practice helps you gain insight into the patterns of our mind and teaches you how to be present in the moment. Learning how to relax, be aware and still cultivates clarity, insight and understanding of our internal and external life. Meditating in a group, where you receive […]

Patanjali’s Eight Limbs

Asthanga yoga, or Raja yoga (raj = king), as documented in the Yoga Sutras by the sage Patanjali about 200 CE is an outline of the yogic path to enlightenment. It incorporates Eight Limbs, which are divided into four Lower Limbs (1 to 4) and four Higher Limbs (5 to […]

What is Ashanga Vinyasa yoga?

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, as taught by Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, is a vigorous and dynamic style of yoga that has been developed as a system of movement, postures and a certain breathing technique to progressively purify and tone the body whilst developing skills to quiet the mind and adopt […]

Ujiayi Breathing and Bandhas

This is a fantastic introduction to Ujiayi Breathing and the Bandhas with David Swenson, who I cherish and consider an outstanding teacher in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition. It’s an old video, cute, but the information he conveys is valuable now as then and his instructions are clear and easy to […]

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of creation, […]