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Love or Fear?
Love or Fear?
One truth is for sure, every physical form is impermanent. We are alive in an emotionally tumultuous, unpredictable and chaotic time, forcing us to face our fears. and inspiring us to tune deeper into the natural flow of life. to surf the cosmic waves as they rise and fall. to…
Psoas Soul Muscle
Psoas Soul Muscle
On the journey of trauma release it is very helpful to explore Yoga postures that stretch (and strengthen) our psoas muscle. In Taoism the psoas is referred to as ‘the muscle of the soul’. Liz Koch, a progressive body therapist, whom has done extensive research on the psoas, sees the psoas…
Trauma Triggers
Trauma Triggers
I was hesitant to share this post, but feel it may benefit others whom also unknowingly live with unprocessed trauma. This is me as a child, deeply immersed in my own inner world. From the outside our family looked normal, with all the appropriate societal structures in place. But on…
Natural Rhythm
Natural Rhythm
Sometimes I find myself so serious, so focused on ‘real’ life that I forget to play and simply enjoy my own being. My fierce ego restricts the natural, creative pulse of life from flowing through me, as I desperately try push and pull in a feeble attempt to control life.…
Your Practice is Your Teacher
Your Practice is Your Teacher
Your own direct inner experience is your truth, not what some outer ‘guru’ tells you the truth is according to his or her interpretation. A recent workshop with a senior international Yoga teacher triggered me tremendously. Having practiced Yoga for over twenty years, I’ve always looked for a powerful guide…
Spacious Expansion
Spacious Expansion
How do you shed your old, dry skin when your inner life juice begins to overflow? Nature’s cycle of creativity has come full circle for me, stimulating this imploding impulse to exuviate the next layer of limiting self-beliefs and surrender to the river of life in its raw essence, unbounded…
Freedom of Spirit
Freedom of Spirit
“The ultimate goal of human life is liberation of the spirit, called moksha in Sanskrit, the realization of the pure self, beyond time, space and action” – David Frawley. “Yogah cittavritti nirodhah” means ‘Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind’ –  Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. When the…
Fire Element
Fire Element
The interaction of the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether, however simple it may appear, often inspires a feeling of true mystery in me. The more I study the elements, the more I discover how multi-layered Samkhya philosophy actually is. In essence all the elements are present,…
True Self
True Self
“An important law of the mind is that whatever we focus our attention on that we tend to become. Whatever we give our greatest attention to in life is the Divinity we aspire to become. The danger in fixating on the neurotic psychological self is that we may end up…
Sahaja Yoga
Sahaja Yoga
Spanda is a Sanskrit term often used in Kashmir Shaivism, referred to as the flow of Shakti or ‘creative life-force’ and means ‘movement’ or ‘vibration’. Within the context of Samkhya, Spanda can be seen as the pulse that stirs Mula-Prakriti or ‘un-manifest potential’ into being.  All manifest forms in the…
Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga
“Vinyasa” is derived from the Sanskrit term “nyasa”, which means “to place” and the prefix “vi”, which means “in a special way”. We see Vinyasa in nature all around us, as night flows into day, day flows into night, following the cycle of the sun and the moon, the transition…
What is Yoga?
What is Yoga?
Yoga means “union”, derived from the Sanskrit root “yui” which means “to yoke” or “to join”. Yoga is a collection of physical, mental and spiritual practices that originated in India during the Vedic period, around 1500 BC and developed during the Sramana (aesthetic seeker) movement around 600 BC. There are…
Raw Spiritual Ecstacy
Raw Spiritual Ecstacy
Sobriety is a scary place to be without appropriate navigational tools, one can get lost here in these vast open spaces, especially if you are not familiar with the crisp clarity of such radiant heights. Mystical mountains kiss the sky, breath expansively in awe of magnificent sun rays awakening tree…