Monthly Archives: March 2013

Why you must doubt your teacher

Why you must doubt your teacher.

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Why you must doubt your teacher

A videa from Svastha Yoga, on the usefullness of doubt in Yoga. http://www.youtube.com/svasthayogaayurveda

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Know thyself: How yoga reveals the nature of mind

The mind is like a screen which is projected upon from both sides. From the inside it receives all the projections and fantasies, fears and hopes, day dreams and continuous though chatter of our inner mental world. From the outside … Continue reading

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Africa Yoga Project

A great thing is happening in Yoga, but not in London or New York or Delhi, in Nairobi a non profit called Africa Yoga Project has taken Yoga into the slums, with great success, read about it here (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/mar/25/yoga-kenya-jobs-enlightenment). This … Continue reading

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The Sunday Rant: Yoga and Ego

Recently a friend sent me a link to a video called YogaVs Ego: What heppens when the ego takes control, you can see it here :¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCXh2sTuGb0. The video depicts a mountain top asana competition between a young male yoga aspirant … Continue reading

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I Love My Ego

There, I said it, I love my ego. My ego, or sense of self, urges me to stop doing something and do something else. My ego lets me know where I start and I finish, it is my boundary, my … Continue reading

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On Pain

Last week I was treating a lady for shoulder and back pain, her musculature was hyper tonic, very little body fat. It was not an easy treatment, as in places she was hyper sensitive, probably full of Trigger points, if … Continue reading

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My Sunday Rant: The Spiritual Path Examined

  As befitting the day of the week, the first topic I want to write about is the cultural phenomenon called The Spiritual Path. As curriculum for my rant, I submit that I have been involved in a number of … Continue reading

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Yoga off the mat

Yoga is about life, not about Yoga. What we experience in the yoga class or on the mat, is only of value in that it has an effect on how we live life off the mat. Yoga practice is a … Continue reading

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The Way to Happiness Pt II

In addition to the effects of Yoga mentioned in Pt I, I want to add the following. Yoga usually involves deep and even breathing, the slow and controlled contraction and release of the diaphragm, together with, at least in the … Continue reading

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