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)
A meandering post about the relationship between two niyamas: santosha (acceptance) and tapas (discipline).