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Entering into the state that liberates you

When considering the eighth limb of Yoga, Samadhi, I feel incredibly unqualified to talk about it. ‘Samadhi is the deep absorption, wherein only the essence of that object, place, or point, shines forth in the mind, as if the mind were devoid even of its own form.’...

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The final limb of yoga

Samadhi – the final Limb of Yoga. Almost like the rungs in a ladder, once we practice the other seven limbs of Yoga, we start to experience flavours alike to pure connection, integration and union. We are able to experience a deep-seated peace, even in the most...

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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? When we can begin to master this feeling we are moving towards a state of meditation.

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Cultivating compassion: The practice of Ahimsa

The first Yama is Ahimsa– which translates into non-violence. I like to look at it as kindness or compassion. To understand the practice of this very important limb, we must look at the more subtle layers of our lives and living: Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

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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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