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

2 02, 2017

Shiva’s Drum

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Our bodies are an internal wonderland of magic and experience. The watery world of skin, bone, muscle and tissue creates channels and cavities of resonance, and together with the functional systems made of vacuums and pumps, we are a perfect instrument for channeling vibration. It is through these systems, both physical and subtle, that we

1 08, 2016

Practice Tip : August 2016 – Listen to the teacher.

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Listen to the teacher. So many times in a yoga class I have been called out.  I have stepped the wrong foot forward, had my foot where others had their head...looking at my pedicure, so to speak.  As the karmic wheel goes, I have been lucky enough to learn also from teaching, students are a

31 07, 2015

Jivamukti Focus of the Month: August 2015: It’s Not What You Say – It’s How You Say It

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Namah Shivaya gurave nada-bindu-kalatmane niranjana-padam yati nityam yatra parayanah Salutations to the nadam, which is the inner guide and the inner life, the dispenser of happiness to all! It is the inner guru appearing as nada, bindu and kala. One who is devoted to the inner guru, the nada, the inner music, obtains the highest

9 10, 2014

Sound Advice

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On October 11 and October 18th there will be LIVE MUSIC in class, provided by Luc Acke and Javier Rodríguez Huertas at Indaba Yoga Studio, Marylebone, 10-11:30am. Please come! Tasya vachakah pranavah Always chant OM; God is OM, supreme music -Patanjali Living and working in London means that all around, there is sound. Police sirens,

15 05, 2012

Move the body and mind with music (on May 17th)

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Nadam, the sanskrit word for deep listening, is described as the super-conscious sound current that manifests all of life. The seed word Nad means to flow, and Nada yoga unites inner and outer sound through flowing vibration. All of matter is made from energy, and sound creates energy. It follows, then, that everything seen, felt

4 04, 2012

Say Om While Dying (or Die to OM)

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om ity ekaksharam Brahma / vyaharan mam anusmaran yah prayati tyajan deham / sa yati paramam gatim (BG VIII.13) If one can remember while dying to utter OM, he/she will go to the supreme goal. I was always a bit baffled by this verse in the Bhagavad Gita. I thought that Krishna would have said,

19 01, 2012

We are Sensitive Instruments

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For most of us, daily life can be a rush from start to finish; getting from point A to B, focusing on completing tasks, and in general acting and reacting to the world around us rather than tuning in with how these interactions resonate within. After all, we are beings living in this world, and