Philosophy

Living the 8 Limbs – the first of the Yamas – Ahimsa

“ahimsa pratishthayam tatsamnidhau vairatyagah” “around one who is solidly established in non violence, hostility disappears” Yoga Sutra 2:35 Ahimsa is the first of five specific ethical precepts, in Yoga we call these precepts ‘yamas’. The [...]

Living the 8 Limbs – the first of the Yamas – Ahimsa2017-06-08T17:27:15+11:00

Living the 8 Limbs, the fifth of the niyamas: Isvara Pranidhana – Surrender to God’s will

Before we look at the essence of this, the last of the niyamas, let’s just deal with the ‘God’ word. Yoga does not promote any religion. There is no requirement to believe in God, or [...]

Living the 8 Limbs, the fifth of the niyamas: Isvara Pranidhana – Surrender to God’s will2016-02-16T15:07:20+11:00

Living the 8 Limbs, the fourth of the niyamas – Svadhyaya, self study

For most of us, Svadhyaya starts on the mat. We begin to study ourselves as we practice asana: our thoughts, our emotions, our reactions, our habits and our intentions. Then we see how this is [...]

Living the 8 Limbs, the fourth of the niyamas – Svadhyaya, self study2017-06-08T17:28:08+11:00

Meditation: the natural cure-all and pathway to happiness

Written by Dana Burrows Meditation is no longer just the practice of yogis or monks. People from all walks of life are taking up meditation to cure a multitude of ills, with the practice helping [...]

Meditation: the natural cure-all and pathway to happiness2017-06-08T17:28:33+11:00

Vastu Shastra: Indian Feng Shui

Written by Brook McCarthy Vastu Shastra (vāstu śāstra) is the Vedic science of architecture and design of temples, homes and buildings. While the yoga asanas and pranayama breathing techniques apply to our interior environment, similarly, [...]

Vastu Shastra: Indian Feng Shui2010-06-01T15:14:23+11:00