What is Advanced Yoga? I used to be able to do the splits. Am I less “advanced” in yoga now compared to when my body could do better things? After this many years, surely I should have an easy splits and be walking around on my hands, right? Those were two of the “goals” I… Continue reading Applied Yoga – Part 5: Am I Less Advanced in Yoga Now?
No Two Paths are the Same. Did you hear the one about when the Roman Catholic Benedictine monk, the Rabbi and the Zen Buddhist monk got together? It was 1968.. and along with Swami Satchidananda (my teacher’s teacher) they co-founded the Center for Spiritual Studies. A place for interfaith understanding. Swami Satchidananda – known affectionately… Continue reading Applied Yoga – Part 4: “Truth is One. Paths are Many.”
Do Lessons Come in Threes? “The Four Locks & Keys”. As we know, Yoga teaches more than just postures. Amongst other things, it teaches us how to deal with any interaction (the “Keys”), with anyone in the world, in any moment by dividing their words/deeds/actions/behaviours into what the ancient texts (The Yoga Sutras) refer to… Continue reading Applied Yoga – Part 3: The Four Locks & Keys
Luckily these days no-one is precluded from reaping the rewards of yoga. These philosophies are often woven into classes without you even realising. All can be practiced “on the mat” but it’s when we take them “off the mat” and into the world – into our daily lives, our work, our play and our relationships – that we start to really see the magic happen!