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Fear of Death

Words by Clare Lovelace Death of the physical body is the ultimate surrender. In yogic philosophy the term Abhinivesha describes fear of death as the greatest obstacle to freedom. All yogic practices prepare us for death. By practicing Ahimsa we are asked to let go of our apathy and greed and ensure all our actions […]

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Sukha (happy people), Dukha (unhappy people), Punya (the virtuous), and Apunya (the wicked)

Norrie mAy Welby & Matt Bergan Maitri karuna muditopeksanam sukha duhkha punyapunya visayanam bhavanatas citta prasadanam Yoga Sutra I.33 from Patanjali says: “By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.” In his commentary on Patanjali’s ancient […]

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The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability by Amanda Tuckerman “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and […]

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Wim Hof Method with Richard Ayling

Upon my last visit to Ubud, Bali I visited Paradiso, the vegan cinema that showcases non-violent, aspirational films. While I was enjoying a vegan hot dog, I noticed a poster of Richard Ayling, promoting his upcoming Breath Workshop inspired by the Wim Hof Method. I remembered seeing a documentary called the “Ice Man” on the […]

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‘They’ are enough too

Words by Amanda Tuckerman. You can catch Amanda’s classes every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Last week I wrote about the fact you are enough. By extension, and possibly a little bit harder to accept in some cases, is the fact that everyone else is also enough…. Yes, even the people that push ALL of your […]

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You Are Enough

Am I enough? By Amanda Tuckerman. Catch Amanda’s amazing classes every Tuesday and Thursday 6.30am – 7.30am   The simple answer to this question is a huge YES!! However it is very easy to say and a lot harder to truly hear and believe the answer for our own selves. Whether we acknowledge it consciously […]

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Can it be win/win?

by Amanda Tuckerman It seems to be a theme with pretty much everyone that I come into contact with lately that life is too much – too busy, too full, too overwhelming, too exhausting with no point of release on the horizon. This general sense of overwhelm is mixed with an extreme tiredness and a […]

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The 5 Kleshas DVESHA: Avoidance

YOGA BLOG: DVESHA Written by Rachelle Gibson heyam dukham anagatam The suffering from pain that has not yet arisen is avoidable. Dvesha’s direct translation in Yogic philosophy and Buddhism is Avoidance. This can relate to avoidance of suffering and pain. Avoidance of challenges in your practice. Avoidance where you may distract yourself by having an over […]

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APRIL THEME – RAGA (ATTACHMENT)

Written by Kristin Nell When we let go, we grow. As a society, it seems we are often attached to our habitual ways, experiences/memories, material objects, money, people, and believe that if we continue to grip ourselves to these ‘safety zones’, we will always feel a sense of inner security. As a newborn, we were […]

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March theme – Asmita (ego)

Monthly Theme – Klesha 2: Asmita (Egoism) written by Clare Lovelace Patanjali defines Asmita or egoism as mistaking the transient aspects of ourselves – the physical, emotional, and mental – for the true self, which according to the Yogis is the unchanging, ever-peaceful observer behind those characteristics. This is a different interpretation from merely thinking […]

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