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12Jul

Subtlety

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This week in class we have been delving into subtle realms.

Subtle aspects of mind, matter and spirit feature regularly in the teachings of the Yoga philosophy.

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16May

Its my birthday and I'll blog if I want to!

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Middle of May is my birthday, another year has passed since the day I was allocated this life.

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02Mar

Musings on Lent and Tapas

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Lent started on Tuesday- this Christian festival that I grew up with has not appeared on my radar for many years as much more than time when people give up chocolate so they can have an extra egg at Easter. This year however I am paying more attention.

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18Jan

Nourishment

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‘Nourishment’ blog post January 2017

This weekend just gone I began the next step in my continuing studies. I spent 3 days at with a great group of people learning about Ayurveda.

‘Ayus’ means life and ‘veda’ is knowledge or wisdom. The study of auyrveda is the study of life so that we may have greater understanding of how things are. It deals with ‘being’. It provides understanding of our physical make up covering everything from our environment, our natural body types, the food we eat and the types of illness we may encounter.

Yoga, as many of you who practice may know, deals with the mind- it helps us ‘be’ better in our minds.

Ayurveda deals with the body, Yoga deals with the mind.

Yoga is a tool of Ayurveda- and Ayurveda is a tool of Yoga.

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27Dec

New Year, new you?

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Blog new year – new you? 2016-2017

I am not a big fan of the ‘New Year-New You’ style of advertising that we are all likely to be seeing in abundance over the next few weeks.

Do you need to find a brand new you? I suspect not. I know most of you who will be reading this and you are all wonderful, warm and lovely people. To suggest you need to change and create a new you is to suggest there is something wrong with the old you and in my opinion THERE IS NOT!

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05Dec

Sensibility and sense – (indriya)

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Blog post Xmas 2016

In the Yoga philosophy a great deal of importance is placed on the subject of the senses. This is quite a big subject in the Yoga philosophy and something I have studied several times but only recently started to feel like I have a more solid understanding of. (more…)

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