KARMA

What is Karma?

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Karma is an ancient Sanskrit word that literally means action. Within the backdrop of Vedantic and buddhist philosophy, and the growing momentum of humans to experience the workings of the universe and our own spirituality, it has more connotations.

5 yamas

The Five Yamas

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The five moral ethics of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga are the absolute foundation of yoga practice for people from all walks of life. Why? Because when you adhere to them your mind is a guilt free, easy going place that is ready to really focus on being and creating, two main qualities of nature.

Prana

The Winds of Prana

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Prana is the all pervasive energy of the Universe. It’s the secret, subtle thing at work which makes gravity draw inwards, propulsion push out, and life expand and contract. These movements are derived from that source energy and they are called the Vayus (winds) in Yoga.

Abdominal Breathing

Abdominal Breathing

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Going to bed still feeling fresh is the first step. A nice cool shower or even just washing your face and brushing your teeth is perfect. Then laying down on your back for some deep breathing to “power down” for a peaceful night.

Meditation

Meditation Tips

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Meditation can seem like a daunting practice, but it can actually be quite simple when correct techniques are applied…here I will tell you the key elements that will lead you to your own successful meditative process.

Kriyas

Yoga Hygiene: Shat Kriyas

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A preparation for Hatha Yoga practice is to make the body clean. The body is the tool and our first subject in experiencing how everything is connected. By “cleaning the tool” we make it more sensitive and thus have clearer observations

Yogic Diet

Simple Diet Advice

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When making choices about your diet you need to know what it is you want. Lose weight? Build muscle? Respect the Earth and the animals? Nurture your spiritual sense of being? By any of these choices also be clear that you want to be vibrant and healthy!

Raw-Food

Yoga & Raw Food

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So your curiosity has brought you to read my article about raw food here today. In gratitude, I’ll do my best to make it a little different than other articles you may have read about raw food