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Make Friends with your Block: props are not just for beginners

Make Friends with your Block: props are not just for beginners

Make Friends with your Block: props are not just for beginners   Challenge for this week: make friends with your block! Leave that pesky ego at the door with your shoes, and see how using props can change your practice! So many people feel that using props means that...
Dante Terrell Smith (Mos Def or Yasiin Bey)

Dante Terrell Smith (Mos Def or Yasiin Bey)

Yasiin Bey (born Dante Terrell Smith; December 11, 1973), better known by his stage name Mos Def, is an American rapper, singer, actor and activist. One of the founders of the conscious rap movement, writing and rapping about god, society, government, freedom and...
The 8 Limbs of Yoga – Explained

The 8 Limbs of Yoga – Explained

The 8 Limbs of Yoga   According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, there is an eightfold path to liberation, known as 8 Limbs of Yoga, or ‘Ashtanga’ – “ashta” = eight | “anga” = limb The 8 limbs are: 1.  YAMA – Restraints, moral disciplines or moral vows (outer world) These...
Self Inquiry

Self Inquiry

(Sanskrit vichara, also called jnana-vichara or ātma-vichār) Self inquiry/enquiry is a contemplative meditation technique where one focuses on a statement or question, first fixing the thoughts onto the statement or question, then focusing on the question or statement...
Hiraṇyagarbha

Hiraṇyagarbha

Hiraṇyagarbha Image:    Pahari painting of Golden cosmic egg Hiranyagarbha by Manaku, c. 1740. Hiraṇyagarbha (Sanskrit: हिरण्यगर्भः ; literally the ‘golden womb’ or ‘golden egg’, poetically translated as ‘universal germ’) is the...
The Cultivation of Virtue

The Cultivation of Virtue

  “Virtue: (Latin: virtus, Ancient Greek: ἀρετή “arete”) is moral excellence. A virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued...
Dual Awareness

Dual Awareness

  As we continue on our journey of self discovery through the practice of meditation and yoga, we can awaken an ability of dual awareness. This ability or level of awareness requires a large amount of focus and equal amount of energy, both of which are very achievable...
Recipe: Vegan Choc Orange Brownies

Recipe: Vegan Choc Orange Brownies

Have you come along to our regular kirtan evenings and tasted Julie’s delicious choc orange brownies? After numerous requests, she has finally written up her recipe, so you can all enjoy the choc orange deliciousness in the comfort of your own home! **Disclaimer:...

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