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What is Buddhist Yoga?
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What is Buddhist Yoga?

“It is just within this 'fathom long' body endowed with perception and cognition that there is the world, the origin of the world, the cessation of the world, and the way leading to the cessation of the world.” Rohitassasutta, SN 2.26 A…
vinyasa flow yoga
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The Quest for Mindfulness – MEETING YOUR EDGE

What does it mean to meet your edge? How do you know when you have met your edge? When you finally meet your edge, what do you do? I will take you on a small detour and return to these questions, with answers that have surfaced recently…
body positive yoga
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The Quest for Mindfulness – BOOBS

Breathe. Tatjana says. I... C…C..Can’t I squeeze out. “Deep breaths in and out” she repeats. Seriously, I am suffocating over here. I’m in a shoulder stand and my boobs are cutting off my airways as they flatten my larynx.…
feeling uncomfortable
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The Quest for Mindfulness: FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE

Like any quest I am in search of something. At times the thing I seek is clear, but most times it is nebulous. The thing I search for ‘the present moment’ is an elusive creature. I see it hiding in shadows, but most times I feel like…
breathing mindfully
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The quest for mindfulness: Return to your breath

Thursday came and with it my very first official Dynamic Yoga class with Tatjana. I was strangely nervous, wondering if I was going to suck or not. Intellectually I know yoga practice is not about being good or bad and more a case of being…
The quest for mindfulness - The Journey Begins!
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The quest for mindfulness – The Journey Begins!

One of the most challenging things, I imagine I am not alone in this, is being mindful and present. Being in the now has been my Everest of sorts for as long as I can remember. My mind is like a version of mental ping-pong - ping past-pong…