My bedside table, digital alarm clock & Yoga Sutras texts Namo namaha.नमो नमः People often wonder what a Yoga Sadhana looks like. What elements go into making up the practice. I thought I would share what my routine consists of to inspire others to pick up the practice or to add to their existing one. … Continue reading My morning routine
The God of the Wild 'I would like to begin by acknowledging the Dharwal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet today, and pay my respects to their Elders past and present. I extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.' Namo namaha. नमो नमः I would like … Continue reading Merry Christmas Merry Yule
Namo namaha. Simple living. It's a phrase you hear a lot about these days. Google the term and you will get a small number of pages on the topic, as I did here: https://g.co/kgs/X5D44h In Australia the term used is "Downshifting", in Europe "Voluntary Simplicity " or The "Slow Living Movement." But what is it … Continue reading How do I practice a simple life?
Namo namaha. I am including an excerpt (29 pages long) written on Bhakti Yoga by Swami Rama. It is taken from his book "Choosing a path." https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mHUznyjT2G5M3-Eo5w-wtTGjzczbOO8V/view?usp=drivesdk It is found on my guru's page, which can be looked up at "Antar Yoga." https://www.antaryoga.org/ Here is a short "about" on the book itself: https://shop.himalayaninstitute.org/products/choosing-a-path Thank you … Continue reading Bhakti Yoga – by Swami Rama
Namo namaha. What is happiness? It seems like an odd question, but is it? Do you know how to define happiness? Do you think happiness is the same thing to you as it is to others? What’s the point of it all? Does it even make a difference in our lives? In fact, happiness does … Continue reading Happiness is….
Namo namaha. “You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.” –Maria King © 2020 Thank you for joining me on this journey to freedom. Love, light and blessings to you all. OM Shanti Shanti Shanti. Namaste. © 2020 A Yoga Mindset. All Rights … Continue reading You can’t go back and make a new start…..
Namo namaha. "My little life....." Thank you for joining me on this journey to freedom. Love, light and blessings to you all. OM Shanti Shanti Shanti. Namaste. © 2020 A Yoga Mindset. All Rights reserved. ayogamindset
Lightbulb moments.... Namo namaha. Inspiration : The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. To begin with – Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.~ Isaac Asimov Thank you for joining me on … Continue reading Inspiration…
Namo namaha. Thank you for joining me on this journey to freedom. Love, light and blessings you you all. OM shanti, shanti, shanti. Namaste. © 2020 A Yoga Mindset. All Rights reserved. ayogamindset
Abhyasa and Vairagya abhyasa vairagyabhyam tat nirodhah (1.12) These thought patterns (vrittis) are mastered through practice and non-attachment Namo namaha. Two practices, abhyasa and vairagya, are companion practices and are the means of mastering the many levels of mind, so as to experience the True Self. All of the many other Yoga practices rest on … Continue reading Abhyasa and Vairagya: two foundational practices
What IS Yoga? Namo namaha. In a systematic process of meditation, you gradually move your attention inward, through all the levels of your being, gaining mastery along the way (1.2). Eventually you come to rest in your True Nature, which is beyond all of those levels (1.3). This action and the realisation of this centre … Continue reading Journey to the centre of consciousness
Namo namaha. At its heart, Yoga is more than just flexibility or strength in postures; it is the management of prana, the vital life force that animates all levels of being. Prana enables the body to move and the mind to think. It is the intelligence that coordinates our senses, and the perceptible manifestation of our higher … Continue reading The 5 Vayus
Namo namaha. The world is divided into two camps. At least in the morning. There are those that jump out of bed and don't give a second thought to making it. On the other hand there are others who wouldn't dare leave the bedroom without first tackling this task. I must admit, making the bed … Continue reading The Yoga of making your bed.
Namo namaha. Derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj,” meaning yoke or union, Yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body (1). It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. Practicing Yoga is said to come with many benefits for both mental and physical health, though not … Continue reading 13 Benefits of Yoga That Are Supported by Science
Namo namaha. A brief history..... Hindu philosophy encompasses the philosophies, world views and teachings that emerged in ancient India. These include six systems (shad-darśana) – Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Mimamsa and Vedanta. In Indian tradition, the word used for philosophy is Darshana (दर्शन). This word comes from the Sanskrit root "drish" (to see, to experience). In the history of Hinduism, the six orthodox schools had emerged before the … Continue reading Hindu philosophy
Namo namaha. A lot of our troubles could be solved by one simple practice. A lot of joy could be found with the same practice. And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner’s mind. The principle comes from Zen Buddhism’s shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind and it’s more fundamental than most people realize. It’s … Continue reading Beginner’s mind
Namo namaha. On top of the head, there is a spot known as Brahmarandhra. When a child is born, there is a soft spot where the bone does not fuse until the child grows to a certain age. Randhra means a passage, like a small hole or a tunnel. This is the space in the body … Continue reading Brahmarandhra – The Life Passage
Power 9 Namo namaha. The life expectancy of someone born today averages 78.2 years. But this year, over 70,000 Americans have reached their 100th birthday. What are they doing that the average American isn’t? To answer the question, Blue Zones teamed up with National Geographic to find the world’s longest-lived people and study them. They knew … Continue reading Blue Zones
The individual wave is the ocean itself Namo namaha. Gaiea Sanskrit"Song of the Chakras" playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nGeZf5VIOeRByXNRp-tKRk945Lh4RQCfA "When the many individual waves wake up from their long, unconscious sleep and remember what they have, through their own blind ignorant desires and aversions forgotten, that they are the conscious, singular ocean; that realisation is YOGA" Maria King … Continue reading Watch