AuthorMel Skinner

Explore the Purusharthas — Can We Really Have it All?

Explore the Purusharthas — Can We Really Have it All?

A good career, enough money, great health, a good time and spiritual fulfilment – too much to ask? Surely you can’t have it all?

Well, actually, yes you can. Desire is what makes us human, and by understanding what the heart truly wants, we can uncover our soul’s deepest desires to live a well balanced and happy life. We hear so often in yoga circles that attachment to desire is bad, that wanting things is not very “yogic”, and that we’re supposed to be living a life of unattached bliss. What if I was to tell you that all your desires — a good job, wealth and health, pleasure and spiritual fulfilment — were part of your spiritual journey? (more…)

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5 Reasons You’re Not Improving In Your Yoga Practice

What's niggling you?

Have you ever felt stuck on your yoga journey? Or got the niggling feeling that something’s getting in your way? Read on to discover the five obstacles that might be blocking your path.

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The Danger Of Yoga

The Danger Of Yoga

Yoga is a practice, it is a study, it is discipline, it is a pleasure but most of all it’s a way of being. Yoga opens us in ways we never thought imaginable, usually starting with the body but ultimately opening our mind. Yoga can be intense, relaxing, strenuous, easeful. (more…)

3 Steps to a More Authentic Yoga Practice

3 Steps to a More Authentic Yoga Practice

There are three ways to practice authenticity in yoga. The first is to learn how to connect with your heart. The second is to connect in with your heart every day. And the third is to honour the wisdom of the heart by taking appropriate action. How to do this? Let’s find out.

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Dharma Mittra: The Karma Yogi

Dharma Mittra: The Karma Yogi

Born in Brasil in 1939 and teaching yoga since 1967, Dharma Mittra has been teaching yoga for almost 50 years, and is still teaching at the Dharma Yoga Centre in New York City, as well as offering courses and retreats around the world.

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