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Setting an intention in yoga and beyond

It’s not until recently that I no longer thought “setting an intention for our practice today” is just one of those things yoga teachers say. It happened when this connects internally for me what intention means, not just for my yoga practice but beyond that in life as well. Let’s

Moving Forward! Start a journey to a Yogi Lifestyle – 4 The Theory

Moving Forward! Start a journey to a Yogi Lifestyle – 4  The Theory Love the theory part, not so much that I like to read now, but so relax and easy that someone there talk and I listen, the science, the philosophy, the art, and the stories. I had already much

Svadhyaya and Dhyana

Svadhyaya simply means the study or observance of the self with no attachment and no judgment. I really appreciate this term, as it allows me to reflect on  myself and others around me, observing and  analyzing  a situation with an almost scientist-like approach. I have found this brought me new

Can you really empty the mind?

There are many misconceptions of meditation, or dhyana. One of the most common misconceptions about meditation is that it is about making your mind go blank. In my opinion, asking a person to stop thinking would be like having them keeping their eyes open and telling them not to see. Is

Dhyana (Meditation) – 8 Limbs of Yoga

Dhyana, or yoga meditation, is the 7th stage of the 8 limb’s of Ashtanga Yoga. What most people today refer to as ‘meditation’ are generally varieties of techniques for stress relief and relaxation, and for enhancing and refining the faculty of ‘concentration’ (or dharana). However, Swami Gitananda explains that meditation

Dhyana (Meditation) and Your Brain

Probably like many before me, my foray into meditation was motivated by a need to calm my mind, ease the overwhelming torrents of anger in my chest, etc, etc…you get the picture… Well, after having meditated regularly for about 2 months..something has changed. it is subtle. There were no fireworks

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