the gunas

The gunas: three qualities of the cosmos

Purusa, prakriti and the gunas Three forces – inertia, activity and equilibrium – permeate the cosmos. The interplay of these qualities (referred to as the gunas…...

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Shakti: the power of the divine feminine

We live in a vast universe. To give some indication of its size, imagine that the universe is the size of the Earth and the…...

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sama vritti

How to do sama vritti pranayama

In Sanskrit, the word vritti is translated in several ways. It can mean movement or fluctuation or even method or code of conduct. In the Yoga…...

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How to do bakasana – crow pose

  I once heard a teacher say that, in the tradition of Hatha Yoga, each posture contains within it a lesson. Irrespective of whether that…...

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mindfulness meditation

Flow, concentration and mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation: In a 2004 TED talk, Michaly Csikszentmihaly presented his research on a condition he believes is the secret to happiness. The condition is…...

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mindfulness

Mindfulness: “quiet the mind and the soul will speak”

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity…...

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Personal Identity and the Chakras

The chakras: In 2015 the National Portrait Gallery in Australia curated an exhibition called ‘Bare’. Its premise was this: In dressing and undressing, humans negotiate…...

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How to do plank pose – phalakasana

Plank. We often overlook it because it’s not a sexy pose. We’re far more interested in the poses that make yogis insta-famous, like arm balances…...

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the vayus

Prana and the vayus

  Prana and the vayus : Prana. It pervades everything and yet is surprisingly hard to pin down. It sustains life on scales both macro…...

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