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What is Buddhist Yoga?
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What is Buddhist Yoga?

Embracing change: a new perspective on the body In today's society, the emphasis on physical appearance is undeniable. We're bombarded with messages about looking good, being fit, and striving for an ideal body image. This obsession with outer…
Lying Down - Subversive Savasana
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Lying Down on the Ground

This guided relaxation is all about grounding. Voice and bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) - Tatjana Mesar, a founder of Zen Yoga by Dynamic Mindfulness If you have lower back issues, place some cushions under the knees. Blankets are also nice…
virya
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Virya Aspect in Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga

There is nothing we can accomplish in life without investing energy.  In this article we discuss virya and how to cultivate it. Many of us dream about being an elite athlete, performer, artist or actor. Yet, if we were a fly on a wall,…
self-inquiry versus self-improvement
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Why yoga is about self-inquiry, not self-improvement

Embrace who you are right now As long as our orientation is toward perfection or success, we will never learn about unconditional friendship with ourselves, nor will we find compassion. – Pema Chödrön Ugly duck syndrome The famous fairy…
Fourth Paramita, Virya – The Perfection of Energy
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4th Paramita, Virya – The Perfection of Energy

In this fourth instalment of our series on the Six Perfections, we boost our energy levels by looking at Virya: Exertion.  The new lazy? "I am soooooo busy," I said. "Oh my god, same here," my friend replied. We shook our heads saying this,…
having patience. kshanti
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Third Paramita, Kshanti – Patience

HOLD YOUR HORSES! In this third instalment of our series on the Six Perfections, we explore the topic of “kshanti” – having patience or forbearance. Heard this before? “I’ve been patient with this, I really have…but I’m TOTALLY…
second paramita, ethical living, virtue
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Cultivating Ethical Living, without guilt tripping yourself (or others!)

In this second instalment of our series on the Six Perfections we explore the topic of “shila”; our ethical living in everyday life. Imagine this: You open a friendly, handwritten note, inviting you to change your life and let go…
six paramitas, generosity
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Six guiding stars to live by – introducing the Six Paramitas

“The ultimate goal of spiritual practice is to transcend this world.” True or false? For many spiritual disciplines, both Eastern and Western, the answer is YES – the goal of spiritual practice has been personal salvation; to leave this…
Liam Bowler
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Start with Science, End with Poetry

Tatjana Meser, a founder of Dynamic Mindfulness, was interviewed by Liam Bowler for his The Body Awake podcast. Two of them dive into some big guiding questions: what is tradition, what is modern, what is fusion of ideas and, ultimately,…
Dhyana Paramita
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Having a smooth ride – the Paramita of Meditation

The fifth paramita in our six part series, Dhyana Paramita, is about staying steady and focused no matter what life throws at us. The first time I tried bouldering I felt tense and on edge. I struggled to trust I would be okay if I fell. Worried…
loving kindness practice- metta bhavana
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How to open your heart to the world

Metta Bhavana or loving kindness practice is an essential aspect of mindfulness In this last decade, science has been discovering numerous benefits from the practice of mindfulness. Whether it’s reducing stress and anxiety, improving concentration,…
Beginner’s Mind
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Beginner’s Mind

In the Beginner's Mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few. – Zen master Shunryu Suzuki Hey presto! Have you ever wondered how children can laugh wholeheartedly at the same magic trick over and over again? As…