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6 05, 2019

Our Interconnectedness and the Environment, by April DeChagas

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oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tatsaviturvareṇyaṃ bhargo devasyadhīmahi dhiyo yo naḥ prachodayāt Earth Space Heavens. We meditate on the Divine light of the radiant source. May that inspire our hearts and thoughts. – Gayatri Mantra, Interpretation by Manorama D’Alvia In an essay posted on audubon.com entitled ‘What Do Birds Do For Us’, Barry Yeoman writes about

1 04, 2019

Where do we go when we disappear?

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Richard Pilnick Where do we go when we disappear? What risks would you take if you weren’t so attached to your name, face, physicality, reputation? Can you imagine being known simply as an imprint of kindness and goodwill? Three things in my life keep these questions alive on a daily basis. The first, having a

19 03, 2019

finding stillness….

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Choose any given day on a street corner in a bustling city, and you will see bodies in motion.  All around, sirens scream, motors throb, voices chatter, mobile phones ding, horns honk. The pace of sound unfolding in urban environment is so pervasive that it can sometimes be relentless. Of course, almost every environment has

1 03, 2019

Stretching into Uncertainty.

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In my life, I have never seen a time with so much instability that appears to be so widely out of our control. According to the press, the planet is literally melting on our clock; here in the UK, Brexit may or may not happen (which may or may not promise to disrupt everything from

28 02, 2019

Feed the Birds: Jivamukti FOM March, by Sharon Gannon

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yad yad ācarati śreṣṭhas tat tad evetaro janaḥ sa yat pramāṇaṁ kurute lokas tad anuvartate yat—whatever; yat—and whichever; acarati—does he act; sresthah—best among people; tat—that; tat—and that alone; eva—certainly; itarah—common, other; janah—people; sah—he; yat—whichever; pramanam—evidence; kurute—does perform; lokah—the whole world; tat—that; anuvartate—follows in the footsteps. The activities and actions of a wise person or leader are often observed and repeated by most common people and they walk in the leader’s

5 02, 2019

A Slice of the Truth

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satyam brūyāt priyam brūyāt na brūyāt satyam apriyam priyam anritam na brūyāt esha dharmah sanātanah ~ Manusmriti 4:138 This Sanskrit verse is from the Manusmriti 4:138 and summarizes the crux of perennial philosophy or sanātana dharma. It translates as: “Say what is true, say what is sweet, but do not say what is true but

1 02, 2019

{Orient}ation.

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When you orient yourself towards something, you point yourself towards it, literally or figuratively. The Orient is an old-fashioned name for Asia, or the East. It's where the sun rises, and, sure enough, the Latin root of orient means "rising," as in the rising of the sun. If you're lost in the woods, probably the

29 01, 2019

Embodied Yoga as Fascial Fitness: Redefining and Refining Asana

March 17th 1:30-4:30 Indaba Yoga Studio One of the beautiful aspects of yoga is that there is not ‘one way’ of practicing, except for maybe in the rigidity of our mind. This 3 hour workshop will take you off your mat and into new directions that deconstruct and redefine your understanding of your yoga practice.

23 01, 2019

The Spinal Engine ii: Orientation and Directionality of Movement

March 10, 2019 | 9:30-5:30pm | The Yoga Campus, Finsbury Park BOOK ONLINE HERE This day-long workshop will take a comprehensive look at spinal health and its relationship to movement. It is intended for yoga practitioners and teachers, those with back pain or just a healthy curiosity about how to maintain a resilient spine at

3 01, 2019

Happy Beginning Again.

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I used to love New Year's Eve. It was chance to put the challenges of the past year behind me and recommence life with renewed energy and commitment. After only a  few weeks though, the bleakness of January never failed to catch up with me and I found myself with the same stories I told