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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

1 01, 2019

Liberation Toolkit 2019 (Jivamukti Focus of the Month)

Tapōbhih Kshīna Pāpānām Shāntānām Vītarāginām Mumukshūnām Apēkshōyam Ātma Bōdhō Vidhīyate (verse 1 of Ātma Bodha (Self-Knowledge) composed by Shankaracharya) For those whose evil has been worn away by fervor, who have gained peace, whose desires are gone, who long to be free, is set forth this Self-Wisdom .               

22 11, 2018

Exposure: Authenticity in the Digital Age

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Back in the days when photography development was manual, the exposure process was a mixture of excitement, patience and instinct. Timing was everything, and knowing 'when' meant the reward of imagination becoming reality...it meant discovering depth and line and a spectrum of hues and tones. I know these things not because I ever mastered the

19 11, 2018

Jivamukti Focus Dec 2018: by David Life

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yā kundendu-tusāra-hāra-dhavalā yā śubhra-vastrā vrtā, yā vinā-vara-danda-mandita-karā yā śveta-padmāsanā, yā brahmācyuta-śankara-prabhrtibhir devaih sadā vanditā sā māṁ pātu Sarasvatī Bhagavatī niḥśesa-jādyāpahā - Sarasvati Vandana May the Goddess Sarasvati, who wears a garland white like the jasmine flower or the moon or the snow, who is adorned with pure white clothes, whose hands are ornamented with the

14 11, 2018

The Power of Three: Relationships of Triangulation and Transformation

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An embodied yoga and explorative movement workshop The number three is as mystical and powerful in the practice of yoga as it is in other ancient mystical traditions that provoke positive transformation. It is a fundamental structure of relationship, and imperative to the survival of a species. Triads are also the backbone of spirituality; there

2 11, 2018

The origins of movement: a journey and an offering

Preamble: For nearly 40 years, from the beginning of the 20th century until his death in 1941, biologist George Coghill studied salamanders. His goal was to find the origins of response and movement in a vertebrate organism. He made many important discoveries, among which was his finding that salamanders have innate reflexes governing locomotion. Spinal

1 11, 2018

Big Brother is Watching You –

Jivamukti Focus of the Month November 2018 by David Life yadā yadā  hi  dharmasya  glānir  bhavati  bhārata abhyutthānam adharmasya tadā‘tmānaṁ  sṛjāmy-aham Whenever there is a decrease of righteousness in the world and unrighteousness seems to be on the rise, The Lord of mercy and compassion manifests to bring balance. BG IV.7 “We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside

10 10, 2018

Workshop: The Spinal Engine, Origins of Movement

www.yogacampus.com to register In day to day life, many of us take for granted the role of our spine and how it relates to basic mobility, not to mention the yoga practice and other forms of movement. Beyond it’s role as the superhighway for nervous system and organ function, the spine is the engine that

30 09, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

yogaś-citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ PYS   I.2 When you stop identifying with your thoughts, fluctuations of mind, then there is Yoga, identity with Self, which is Samadhi, happiness, bliss and ecstasy.– Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati’s commentary on YS I.2 AI stands for artificial intelligence. When this term is used we are normally referring to intelligence outside of a living being. We