Tag Archive for Yoga Sutra

Balance and the first steps into Surrender

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Being ‘Balanced’. We work hard to create this state called ‘balance’. This state in which conditions seem to be ‘perfect’: our body is healthy, we are free from sickness or injury, our emotional state is quite close to that ever wanted mid-line, our life seems to be well organized – our house is… Continue reading

Yoga doesn’t please

 

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Yoga means Union, and refers to regaining the connection between everything we think is separate.  This illusion of separateness of things, resides in our mind and our mind only. We see black and white, good and bad, light and dark, worry and happiness. We see body and mind… Continue reading

The power of – letting go of – alignment

In the physical practice of asana we work with the alignment of the body. Each asana has its own detailed alignment principles, our body has its own detailed anatomical principles and lets not even get started on the mind. I believe awareness of alignment is crucial to a sustainable

Practice and all will come.

Practice and all will come

India. Listening to the Guru speak about the practice. Tears in my eyes, because I felt understood. Listening to a person, and not ‘just someone’, describing the path Im walking. Gratitude for feeling understood without having to say a single word. All we have… Continue reading

Why do we ‘do’ yoga?

 

By Vincenzo D'Innella Capano

 

We want to learn how to slow down our breathing, we want to find a relief to the pain in our back, we would like more flexibility in our hamstrings, we would like less stress, more strength, some time to ourselves, because we have discovered that yoga is one of the most… Continue reading

sthira sukham asanam – finding that sweet spot

   Sthira Sukham Asanam 

                Asana is steady and comfortable. Performed with willingness as well as acceptance. Firm as well as pleasant. Strong as well as relaxed. Maintained with effort as well as ease.

 

To those of you whom have heard of, read or even studied the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali, sthira sukham asanam, is probably one… Continue reading