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Balance: The Wheel Of Life

We don’t find balance; we create it. It’s beneficial to take stock of how you spend your time and what you are putting your energy into, so draw yourself a chart like the one below (adjust the categories if you wish), reflect upon your life

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Cultivating Upeksha – Equanimity

An Equanimity Proverb: The Chinese Farmer. Once upon a time, there was a Chinese farmer whose horse ran away. That evening, all of his neighbours came around to commiserate. They said, “We are so sorry to hear your horse has run away. This is most

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What is Upeksha – Equanimity?

Equanimity is being calm amidst difficult situations. Equanimity: Buddhism. In Buddhism, equanimity (upekṣā / upekkhā) is one of the four Brahmavihārās (also known as the four immeasurables), which are a series of four Buddhist virtues and the meditation practices made to cultivate them.  The other three virtues

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2. The Fluctuating Mind – Practise

“Yoga is stopping the mind from becoming involved in activities that distract one from a chosen direction.” TKV Desikachar (T Krishnamacharaya’s son). Five Yogic Practices to help control the fluctuating mind. MEDITATION Anything can be the object of your meditation, but to help the fluctuations

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1. The Fluctuating Mind – Explore

The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali (Classical Yoga Text). 1:2 “Yogas Citta Vrtti Nirodhah” Yogah (Yogas) = Yoga (is) Citta = Of the mind-stuff, mind field Vrtti = Modifications Nirodhah = Restraint The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga. (Yoga is mastery of

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Balance: Embrace The Wobble

“Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life.”  B.K.S. Iyengar. Physical Balance… I want to kick things off by looking at the importance of physical balance.  Good balance helps reduce the risk of injury, improves posture, mood, core strength and coordination, and

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Interconnection Quotes

For those of you who already practice yoga will most likely understand the significance of working with the breath, body and mind simultaneously, and subsequently gain the benefits from the power of their interconnection. But I want to take things a stage further and draw

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Integrate & Adapt

“Nature laughs at the difficulties of integration.” Pierre-Simon Laplace The 5 S’s For Backbending As a way to explore the theme Integrate & Adapt, firstly, let us look at a back bending focused yoga practice. Here is a list of some qualities that are particularly

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How We Show Up

Freeing Up The Tension When we are overtired, stressed, overworked, anxious, overwhelmed, poorly, it’s common to hold tension in our bodies. Particularly in the head, neck, shoulder, upper back region, and down in the hips, belly and glute muscles (buttocks). And if we exert ourselves

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