A meandering post about the relationship between two niyamas: santosha (acceptance) and tapas (discipline).
Gurur Brahmā Gurur Viṣṇur Gurur devo MaheśvaraḥGuruḥ sākṣāt paraṁ Brahma tasmai śrī gurave namaḥ Our creation is that guru (Brahma-the force of creation); the duration of our lives is that guru (Vishnu-the force of preservation); our trials, tribulations, illnesses, calamities and the death of the body is that guru (devo Maheshwara-the force of destruction or… Continue reading Guru mantra
Why? Why do I practise yogaasana anyway? When I first started practising, it was from a very physical standpoint. Now that is a very small part of my yoga. It was Ashtanga and Hatha and I wanted to sweat in some kind of pseudo-spiritual and physical fire. I know this is how a lot of… Continue reading Why am I practising yogaasana anyway?
COVID now allows for teaching again, and I’ll be starting my classes at Yoga-Huset, Fana again from this coming Tuesday at 17:00. Classes will be limited to 25 places, booking online using the mind body app. Theme for the summer semester will be integrating pranayama the themes of yoga sutra 1.20 + with asana. It’s… Continue reading Teaching 75 minute full practice. Tuesday, Fana. 17:00
We have a right to the work, but not an entitlement to the result.
Yoga sutra 12: practice and non-attachment. abhyāsa practice / vairāgyābhyāṃ non-attachment or dispassion (dual form of the instrumental case of vairāgya). vairāgyābhyāṃ This can be interpreted to mean simply non-attachment to the result of the practice. It is also non-attachment to the habits that the mind has built up. They are integrated but also separate.… Continue reading Discussion topic: vairāgyābhyāṃ non-attachment or dispassion (dual form of the instrumental case of vairāgya)
“How do I stop my mind from spinning” said the mouse? “Don’t ask me. My mind is spinning too much to help you” said the other mouse. And fell over. 😉 The first few of Patanjali’s Sutras get us very excited as we are introduced to all of the wonders of practising yoga (1 –… Continue reading Yoga sutra 1.5
Intentions. Why are you doing what you are doing? Everything we do is on some level either for survival or to be loved. Or is it? What is your intention for your yoga practise? Through practices of forms of yoga, whether physical yoga asana, breath-work through pranayama, meditation or any of the other elements of… Continue reading Intentions and finding moments of stillness.
Visiting and doing yoga with the one who started me off. Mum.