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8 Limbs of Yoga

Posted by Sparkly Yoga on October 21, 2010

8 Limbs of Yoga
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8 LIMBS OF YOGA
For those of you wondering what yoga is...in summary yoga means 'union'. Union of body, mind and spirit (in a nutshell).So infact yoga is a way of life. We start at the physical, our vehicle for our soul in this life, and through hatha we care for, nurture and stengthen our vehicle so that we can then expand our consciousness to the other aspects of ourselves.Traditionally there are the 8 limbs of yoga which are the keys to achieving yoga.This is a summary of the path:8 LIMBS OF YOGA1. YAMA – abstension – moral observationsAhimsa – non violence (should include vegetarianism in theory).Satya – truthfulness.Asteya – not to steal.Brahmacharaya – chastity/celibacy – may be interpreted though as sexual practice without lust.Aparigraha – abstaining from greed.Also: forbearance (self control/patience), fortitude (courage/endurance),...

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    • Jess Crump
    • Posted by Jess Crump on October 25, 2010
    • Thank you for this article! There are so many different explanations of Yoga out there and this one really provides a holistic but clear interpretation.

    • Sparkly Yoga
    • Posted by Sparkly Yoga on October 25, 2010
    • You're welcome Jess. Glad it was useful for you. :)

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GROUNDED WITH GRATITUDE

Posted by Grounded with Gratitude on November 30, 2011

GROUNDED WITH GRATITUDE
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2003 was a turning point in my life. The year I lost my mentor, my inspiration, my source of nurturing and strength.... my mother.  I was devastated and felt so lost after her passing.  There was a constant ache in my heart mourning her loss. However she was still watching over me and she must have guided me to discover yoga through a warm and generous soul. Dora, my first teacher opened my mind and heart to the joys of breathing, mindful yoga asanas with proper alignment without judgment or expectation. I was inspired to learn more about yoga, the science behind it as I watched her live her life with love and acceptance. I was rejuvenated after each class and felt a strength growing within my heart with all the qualities I admired in my mother.  From a stressed, critical and fearful corporate bee, I was beginning to realise the wonders of simple things in life.  Thank you Dora for leading me to path of yoga and taking time after every class to share your discoveries and igniting my thirst for knowledge.
 
2 years into my joyful journey, I was lost and searching once again. I was sad to bid farewell to Dora who was relocating.  I joined various yoga classes to fill the void.  Most classes especially at the gyms were more a physical workout without any mind and body connection.  Yoga became competitive and a challenge to become more flexible and agile. I left feeling drained and depleted after a class instead of energised and centered.  I persevered with yoga still determined that I had so much more to discover.
 
I underwent a surgery and had complications in the recovery process.  It was a low point in my life as I didn’t like...

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2015, the year of you!

Posted by Zoe Trenwith Yoga on April 02, 2015

2015, the year of you!
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As we head towards 2015 I keep hearing about all the New Years Resolutions people are going to make. More often than not those resolutions slowly fall one by one as the year progresses. Either because it was not really in line with the persons core beliefs or because there was no real plan of action to ensure the success of the resolution.
I’ve never really been one to make New Years Resolutions but a couple of year ago I made a promise to myself to do 2 things each year.

Go somewhere I’ve never been before
Try something new

These promises have stayed with me and have helped inspire me each year. They’ve never been a burden. Why have they been so easy to keep? Because they fall inline with some of my core values; adventure, pleasure, personal development, health and creativity to name a few.
As we move towards 2015 I’m making some more detailed plans to help me live the life of my dreams. I’m encouraging you to do the same. If not now when?
BUT HOW????
Ask yourself this question
What does MY dream life look like?
YOU have the power to create the life of your dreams.
We are conditioned to believe that the circumstances of our life determine our ability. That if we have the ‘right’...

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Principles of Yoga Chi Gung

Posted by Yoga Chi Gung on April 04, 2011

Principles of Yoga Chi Gung
 

•To move and use the body in the most natural way, based on biomechanics.

•Practice within your capacity. Extension without tension.  Challenge without stress.

•Soft joints,...

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A typical Yoga Chi Gung class might include....

Posted by Yoga Chi Gung on April 04, 2011

A typical class might include....
 

•Relaxation/centering

•Joint release (warm up)

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Yoga Chi Gung, an unique synthesis

Posted by Yoga Chi Gung on April 04, 2011

A Unique Synthesis
 
Yoga Chi Gung, created by Grant Woolven – a system of Internal Exercise.  Drawing on classical Yoga and Chi ...

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The Evolution of Practice

Posted by Yoga Chi Gung on April 04, 2011

Classical yoga has evolved over the last 5000 years.  Initially practiced by men only, it was taught in secret, passed on verbally from teacher to student.  The aim was to aid the movement of prana, leading to the opening of the crown and an experience of oneness, connection to divinity and all existence. ...

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History of Internal Arts

Posted by Yoga Chi Gung on April 04, 2011

Movement has been used though out the ages to promote healing, strength, flexibility and balance.  In the orient,...

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Hatha Yoga

Posted by Hatha Yoga with Lee on April 20, 2011

Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning union - the joining of our physical body, mind and spiritual consciousness. It is an ancient system of physical culture which is both scientific & philosophical, though not a religion.
Hatha for...

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What is advanced yoga?

Posted by Zoe Trenwith Yoga on April 02, 2015

In the world of social media we are being bombarded with pictures of amazing yogi’s in ever-impressive postures. Its hard not to judge yourself against these practitioners and find yourself lacking.
I see students in classes pushing and straining their bodies in the aim to get into these impressive asanas. Reaching their hands to the floor in standing poses and just collapsing into their shoulders in Chaturangha. The hand is supposed to come to the floor, don’t worry that I’m bending my waist and collapsing my spine to get there, look I’ve got my hand to the floor!! We try to copy the teacher, the photo we saw on Instagram or Facebook or the person next to us who just makes everything look so damn easy!
I see students doing things their bodies really shouldn’t be doing but they are pushing because they get caught up with how the posture is ‘supposed’ to look or doing every posture.
But really what is advanced yoga? The word “yoga” itself means union. It’s about creating a connection with yourself. Whilst advanced asana are impressive to watch, and they certainly create impressive pictures, this has...

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