Space in Yoga Practice

In Ayurveda Space is the element in which everything is manifested and within which all other elements are held. Just as sound cannot exist in a vacuum, and chemical reactions cannot take place without oxygen around them, life and we as manifestations of living, cannot exist without space. Without Space nothing can happen. It...

Freedom

What does it mean to be free? Why is it so important to find freedom so we can live in harmony with ourselves and others? Freedom in the physical body is experiences when there is a feeling of unending space, comfort, balance and ease. Freedom in the mind is experienced when there is a silence, stillness and...

HATHA Yoga – Restoring Balance

From an early age we are conditioned into action, 'doing', achieving and competition. It's integrated into modern society, our schools, universities, careers and in the media. No wonder it is often so difficult for us to learn to relax consciously and to let go. Our minds tell us this isn't productive and we will...

How To Tune Yourself and Live in Harmony!

Whether he/she plays alone or in an orchestra, a musician start by tuning his instrument. Only then music can happen. If we look deeper into it, music can be seen from two directions. The first one, on the horizontal plane, is the melody: how the notes change, the evolution of the notes played one after...

What Understanding of Yoga Are We Spreading?

We will be ever grateful to the wonderful land and wise peoples of India (Bharat) for developing and sharing the practice of Yoga with the world. In recent years interest and participation in yoga globally has soared. You have likely seen many advertisements for classes and courses with the word “yoga” attached, such as...

Be the Change! Walking the Talk toward Peace

The question: How do we foster peace in our society? Mahatma Gandhi’s famous aphorism, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” gives us a sensible clue. If we want to change anything toward a certain direction, we must, as individuals, exemplify that tendency. We must “walk the talk” that we promote. Hence,...

Focusing on the Foundations: Fostering World Peace through Inner Peace

We live in a world where violence is commonplace, ubiquitous. We see it everyday on television, social media, we experience it in our neighborhoods, our homes, and at times even exert it on ourselves. Based on statistics, the status of peace in our world has not seen much improvement. The Global Peace Index 2014...

Yoga and Music in India

How Hatha yoga and music connect… I will here share my experience of being a Hindustani musician as well as a Hatha Yoga practionner for about 20 years. Recently I have completed a 6 weeks retreat at the Himalaya Shanti Ashram of HIYC which helped me a lot bringing all this together ! The goal...

Yoga Teacher & The Art of Differentiation (Addressing Student Needs)

You may have had the experience of being a teacher of twenty-five or more students. Possibly you have this experience daily. If so, you have likely encountered the difficulty of meeting all the students’ individual needs. No matter the subject matter taught, the needs of students differ. Students of all ages have varying attention...

All we need is Love! Yoga, Determination and Discipline

If we want to bring about sustainable peace and harmony in our world, we must start from ourselves. It is critical that we develop and cultivate a healthy and aware relationship with love. With determination and discipline, yoga practice can allow us to do that. Yoga means union – the union between the Self and...
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