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Discovering the art of oneness

Have you ever become completely lost in what you are doing so that you lose track of time, forget where you are and lose yourself in the moment? If so, how damn good did it feel?! When we can begin to master this feeling, which can be related to the sixth limb of...

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Cultivating compassion: The practice of Ahimsa

What does it mean to be able to experience, give and receive the ultimate body of compassion? For me, compassion is something I have had to cultivate. It is something that was somewhat missing from a big chunk of my childhood. Soft-hearted and gentle empathy is...

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Finding bliss within Christmas

I stand in the middle of the shopping centre, a carefully curated shopping list saved in my phone, that week’s audiobook playing in my ears. “OK, let’s do this” I say to myself. It’s not a big deal, what I’m doing. I’m simply ticking off the Christmas shopping list....

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Facing the division inside

Below one of our trainees, Natasha Zraikat - who just finished our yoga teacher training course - writes about accepting the division many of us face in our day-to-day to lives, and finding the courage to be true to her heart. By Natasha Zraikat A few years ago, after...

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From chaos to peace

Zazen – a love of mine, which has nothing short of absolutely transformed my life. I have always found meditative moments in actions. My connection to the Divine was found through drumming, dance, writing and Yoga. I’d find it walking on the beach, watching the...

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Finding deep focus through Dharana

Dharana is one-pointed concentration. A deep focus and allowing the Self to rest upon one object. It’s tough. The mind drifts without us even noticing a lot of the time. Before we know it we have taken ourselves off on a story of things that may or may not happen, and...

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Pratyahara – a journey within

So much of our lives are taken up by distractions. We smell coffee and we want some. We hear our phones ding and are taken out of the moment into the vortex of our screen. We see x/y/z and want it. All of these distractions pull us away from what really matters, from...

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What it means to withdraw

Pratyahara is the fifth limb of Yoga. I always talk about this part of the practice during class because, when I started to actualise this aspect of Yoga, my life changed dramatically. There are so many external influences that take us away form our own truth and...

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Dealing with life’s challenges using one simple tool

Have you ever stopped to think about the miracle of the workings of the breath? How the body naturally breathes itself to stay alive is pretty incredible. We all have numerous moments of taking the body and the mechanics of the breath for granted and it seems to be a...

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Stepping into the Self with breath

Breath has saved me, many times over. When I was birthing my daughter, breath helped me remain steady and calm, it allowed me to ride the waves of contractions, knowing each would flow just like the coming and going of the breath. When I lost my Dad, I would wake in...

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