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5 Elements Meditation on Earth

Yogis understand and utilise the laws of Nature to attain greater health, power, knowledge, wisdom and sustained contentment in themselves. They use practices effectively to heal, inspire and transform – cultivating equanimity in the Body-Mind connection. We will layer this meditation for the mind, energy and body to inhabit the qualities and characteristics opening us…

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Tonglen Meditation Practice for Refugees

Tonglen Practice is a warrior practice for those who are seeking peace, tenderness and kindness within this world.  Tong – giving or sending.  Len – receiving or taking.  It is also known as exchanging self with other. It is the aspirational precept to the path of the Bodhicitta, the seeker towards a mind that is awakened, enlightened…

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Yoga for the Adhikara

According to the Yoga Sutras there are two types of students, Adhikara – focused diligent students of Yoga. One are born to be enlightened like Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, Moses, Muhammad. Then there are the rest of us who continue to practice working on karma and refining our skills. Both however hold five attributes, virtues or…

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Nirodha – Three Ways of Stillness

The focused diligent practice of Yoga is call Abhyasa and within that, we are practicing Vairagya, which is letting go of sensory perception and observation. It becomes a detachment to what is observed or seen arising as a result of practice.  The goal of practicing Yoga is to reach a state of Nirodha. Nirodha is to…

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The Four Vessels

The last few week of practices focusing on the Elements and the Doshas has brought us to take a closer look at our vital energy called Prana. Like a candle in a pot, we can draw on the Gheranda Samhita for a deeper understanding of how we practice. Using the object as a representation of…

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Kapha Doshas – Reducing and Rebalancing

This Kapha balancing practice will be shaped around the pose Natarajasana; Lord of the Dance pose. We will be doing this pose in different gravitational planes to connect to the playful dance in the practice and to stimulate Kapha, bringing it to focus on the joy this practice can bring. Ayurveda is based on understanding…

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Pitta Doshas – Reducing and Rebalancing

Pitta Dosha is the combination of light and intelligence which functions through the element of fire and water giving illumination to our Prana, it is called Tejas. Pitta is paired with our physical, mental and energetic ability to digest things.  Body Type of a typical Pitta is athletically built, freckles, reddish moist skin, over flowing with…

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Vata Doshas – Reducing and Rebalancing

Ayurveda is based on understanding 3 things Your Prakruti which is the nature of an individuals personal constitution Make-Up Your Vikruti which is the nature of your imbalance Your bespoked Medicine in the form of Yoga, Pranayama, Mediations, foods, herbs, vitimans and other life style choices to bring you into harmony, optimising your health and well-being This is ideally pointing us…

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Doshas – Overview of all Doshas

Over the next few sessions we will be exploring how to create balance within ourselves by studying how we can harmonise our Doshas. This is pointing us to the sister science of Yoga called Ayurveda. Ayur- Life, Longevity  Veda- Knowledge, Wisdom and Spiritual Science  The link between Yoga & Ayurveda is Prana. The components of…

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5 Elements – Space

Space in Sanskrit is Akasha, the intergalactic medium that is said to be the container of all elements. It is the original element, likened to the Mother of all elements that everything came from and everything will return back to. It suspends as matter goes through transformation, it holds that physical and energetic magnetism that creates the…

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5 Elements – Wind

This Vinyasa Practice is like doing Pranayama disguised as Asana. We will be moving in a variety of standing poses using different Pranayama techniques to connect with the wind element and utilise the delivery of Prana, (life force to heal, inspire and transform our physical, energetic and mental forms) to find our way back home at our…

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5 Elements – Fire

Fire, Agni in Sanskrit, is one of the most powerful of the elements. When we tap into its energy, we bring alive a transformation within ourselves. Fire has always been used in most rituals especially in Yoga traditions. Some of the oldest Deities worshiped were Agni, the God of Fire. Indra, the God of Storms and Soma, the…

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