Cultivating Compassion

In the authoritative ancient text, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, karuna or compassion is one of the four ways of relating to others. Compassion towards those who are suffering. Compassion can sometimes be difficult, especially if someone’s suffering is aimed at you.

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The Yoga of Surrender

A lot of people consider Yoga as a form of exercise with a bit of unusual breathing and a rest thrown in at the end. Is this you, or someone you know? Yoga Teachers don’t mind, because the health benefits are far reaching irrespective of how spiritual you want to take your practice. Yet Yoga is a spiritual path, and Patanjali clearly states that this sattvic lifestyle needs a surrender; Ishvara Pranidhana - surrendering to the divinity within. It is a beautiful way to live, surrendering, yet how many of us do?

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To be a butterfly - a nature poem

To be a butterfly

Of all the creatures I would like to be, 
The butterfly is the one for me.
For she has metamorphasized,
And used the experiences of her life.

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Vastu - Yoga for Your Home

We who wish to be happy and healthy need to look past our personal concerns to also consider nature’s wellbeing… No individual’s well-being is ever independent of the well-being of the land, the community and the cosmos.” Dr Robert E. Svoboda, Vastu, Breathing Life into Space.

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Yoga for Self Love

To celebrate Love Your Body Week, Kylie Terraluna with Kate Duncan from WellBeing Magazine have created a beautiful yoga sequence for self-love filled with love and intentions for self-care and acceptance. This healing practice also has a photographic yoga sequence for you to follow with love notes throughout. 

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Yoga for Sex

If you are following a yoga path - living more consciously, embracing ahimsa (non-violence), aiming for sattvic (pure) interactions of peace, love and intimacy - has this translated into more meaningful sexual experiences for you yet? We live in a society that cheapens sex, advertising wants to get into our pockets through our pants and makes light hearted fun of sex. Even health research propounds the need for more of it for better health. Yet no sex is better than bad sex, don’t you think?

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