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Tips for tapping Into Inner Wisdom

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the wisdom within’, but how can we access it in everyday life? Nancy Jackson (Swami Dayananda) shares tips for tuning in. What if your inner wisdom doesn’t speak to you or particularly remains silent on big issues? That’s the opportunity to take your time and focus directly on your spiritual self. Here are a few …

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Techniques of mindful awareness – by Nancy Jackson

As you conduct your life through mindful awareness, you open yourself fully to considering others. Living in a state of alertness, you are fully awake to people and to yourself. Below are techiques of mindful awareness. Slow down. If you have a tendency to do many things at the same time, do just one thing. If you have a tendency to go quickly, consciously slow down. Concentrate …

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Letting Go of Fear – how our yoga practice can help transform our experience of fear.

Letting go of fear – is that really possible? Fear is a natural reaction. We fear anything that threatens our wellbeing, emotionally or physically. Some fears we find hard to control – they present themselves, and our natural response is to react. A stranger hovering in a dark alley fills you with fear and dread until you realise that he …

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The Language of your body​ – Listen to the subtle language of yoga

The Language of your body Words by Nicole Rubio What is an intelligent yoga practice? Nicole Rubio asks us to listen to the subtle language of yoga. Have you considered asana as a language? Its sounds, shapes, and textures speak through you and within you. What may begin as a high-pitched conversation between yourself and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) can steadily deepen in tone. …

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Bhakti yoga for sceptics

To those who like their yoga rational, scientific and straight, bhakti yoga – often translated as the ‘yoga of devotion’ – can be a challenge, especially if there’s mention of the word ‘God’. But as Swami Vimalratna explains, bhakti yoga practices offer powerful tools to help us open ourselves to positive emotions and taste the fulfillment of deep spiritual experience. …

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Breath of life – Improve unconscious breathing habits

Michael de Manincor looks at breathing in yoga practice, examining how to improve unconscious breathing habits and develop simple breath awareness. Most yoga practitioners would agree that good breathing is an important aspect of their yoga practice. Different approaches to yoga place varying degrees of importance on breathing, awareness of the breath, and breathing techniques. However, an awareness of the …

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Mantras – A tool serving as a focusing device releasing us from the trappings of our grasping mind.

“Those that know the secret of the sound know the mystery of the whole universe” ― Hazrat Inayat Khan Mantra sound is energy made up of vibrations or wavelengths. Sound waves affect matter. For example, the sound of a certain wavelength can shatter glass, whereas other wavelengths have the capability to heal. Mantras are sacred sounds, prayers or thoughts that affect …

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Meditation – Medicine for the mind

Many recognise the benefits of meditation. We look at some of the research supporting these benefits and suggest some home practices. THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION Meditation is a powerful process that touches us on many levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Our mind has incredible potentiality, including the capacity for empathy, compassion, contentment, equanimity, and creativity. In addition, it …

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Nada yoga- Exploring the yoga of sound as a tool for meditation

Exploring the yoga of sound as a tool for meditation and a vehicle for transformation. by Soraya Oldfield Nada yoga is the exploration of consciousness through the vehicle of sound and the discovery of its source. Although a distinct path of its own, nada yoga can also include other aspects of yoga that relate to transformation through sound such as …

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