Sharp Words

“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga”
Yogi Bhajan

 

Sharp Words

“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga”
Yogi Bhajan

 

How to take care of your creative inner child

How to take care of your creative inner child

Children are creative. When they draw, they don’t care about staying within the lines. They bring their own unique magic into this world. As we grow up, we may lose some of this fantastic, free and vulnerable part of ourselves. That’s why it’s so important that we...

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Yoga Sutras for modern life. Fourth limb: Pranayama

Yoga Sutras for modern life. Fourth limb: Pranayama

Praṇayama is the fourth limb of Yoga and brings us to the fourth part of my mini-series dedicated to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Pranayama is yogic breathing technique which is practiced to clear the physical and emotional obstacles in order to direct and expand the...

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How to lose fear of inversions

How to lose fear of inversions

An inversion in yoga is a pose in which the yogi's heart is at a higher level than the head. Yoga inversions have the ability to challenge our deepest fears so that we can build resilience either mentally, emotionally or just purely physically. At first, most of us...

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Let go of your fantasy yoga

Let go of your fantasy yoga

New Year’s resolutions aren’t always my thing. I prefer embracing new opportunities when the time feels right, over big goal-setting strategies that often fail leaving an unwelcome sense of guilt and powerlessness. So, this post won’t be about how to transform your...

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Yoga Sutras for Modern Life. Third Limb: Asana

Yoga Sutras for Modern Life. Third Limb: Asana

Here we are onto the third episode of my mini series dedicated to the Eight Limbs of Yoga according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The first two limbs were the code of conducts: Yamas and Niyamas. The third limb or stage of yoga is called Asana. Asana is the...

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5 yoga-inspired tips to reset this winter

5 yoga-inspired tips to reset this winter

Every once in a while, we all need to hit reset. If only it was as easy as hitting a simple button to instantly feel refreshed and renewed. At this time of the year, I always feel tired and deflated, and the cold days and lack of light don’t help either. Below are...

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How to balance strength and flexibility in yoga

How to balance strength and flexibility in yoga

It is a popular misconception to assume that people who are flexible are lacking in strength and vice versa. When it comes to yoga, you can use your flexibility to raise your strength, and your strength to work on your flexibility. The beauty of yoga lies in the fact...

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Yoga Sutras for modern life. Second limb: Niyamas

Yoga Sutras for modern life. Second limb: Niyamas

Back in June we explored the five key Yamas, defined as principles or self-ethical virtues that need to be practiced on the path of yoga, as they are brought to us by the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This immensely important yoga text was written over 2,000 years ago, so...

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What does it mean to surrender in yoga?

What does it mean to surrender in yoga?

Last month we discussed the value of setting an intention before a yoga practice, and carrying it with us throughout our day. In this article, we are going to explore the importance of surrender. In a way, surrender seems the opposite of setting an intention, but it’s...

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