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Santosa - Contentment

Santosa – Contentment

In stark contrast with things like ‘Black Friday’ and the consumerism surrounding Christmas, Yoga teaches us the exact opposite – the cultivation of contentment. Yamas The first two out of the eight limbs of Yoga cover some moral and ethical codes. The first limb – called Yama – describes ways as to how to relate… Read more »

Twists – Focus of the Month

In the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga we practice a couple of twists during the standing postures and a couple of seated twists. There are also plenty of not so obvious twists in other postures, like side-stretches and forward-bends e.g. in Utthita Trikonasana – the triangle posture – and in Janu Sirsasana – head… Read more »

navigating rough waters

Navigating Rough Waters by Jack Kornfield

Every morning when the Dalai Lama wakes up, he begins his morning practices with a prayer from Shantideva: “May I be a guard for those who need protection; a guide for those on the path; a boat, a raft, a bridge for those to cross the flood; may I be a lamp in the darkness;… Read more »

Unexpected Joys of Teaching Yoga Online

The Unexpected Joys of Teaching Yoga Online

Reflections During Lockdown As much as one feels detached from the students when teaching Yoga online, there are certainly hilarious, uplifting and sometimes heartwarming moments to experience, when watching everyone practice. One morning when K started her first sun-salutation, her newly acquired puppy Ella, found observing K moving around the floor at dog-height, was most… Read more »

Yoga during a COVID lockdown

We all know that Yoga is good for us. But in what way can Yoga be beneficial during the times of COVID, especially during a lockdown? Keep moving What comes to mind immediately is that an asana practice (postures) will keep our physical body mobile and strong. This is important when we stay at home… Read more »

Yoga Flow Restorative ONLINE with Robyn

If we allow it, our responses to different poses (asanas) can give us stunning insight into the way we respond or react in regular Life. Maybe you’ve felt it? An unwillingness to release in a forward bend? Rolling your eyes when it comes to backbends? This is part of Yoga’s beauty and Its depth: the… Read more »

The Benefits of Chanting

Thousands of years ago during the time of the Vedas, before the written word, knowledge was passed down orally. The Vedic sacred texts had to be recited precisely to ensure that the meaning of the ancient wisdom would be conveyed correctly. The chanting of the Yoga Sutras – concise aphorisms containing everything you need to… Read more »

How Yoga can help during COVID-19

Everyone of us has been challenged by COVID-19 in different ways. It might be affecting our family life, work, our social life, and often our mental health. After all, it is unnatural for humans to keep a physical distance from each other, especially those close to us. There is a widespread feeling of uncertainty and… Read more »

Fit Ashtanga into Your Day

The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga Again and again the beautiful practice of Ashtanga Yoga amazes me. Without fail the ingeniously structured sequence of postures leaves me feeling elated, balanced, strong, and clear-headed. Today I have reflected on some of the concepts and intuitions behind the way this practice is put together, and I have… Read more »