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What Is Reiki and How Can It Help Yoga Teachers?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning ‘universal life energy’ and is a beautiful system of natural healing that can be particularly beneficial for yoga teachers. Founded by a Japanese Buddhist, Dr Mikao Usui (1865 – 1926), in the late 19th century, Reiki has evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. What […]

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Yoga prescription

The Complete Beginner’s Guide To The Bhagavad Gītā

What’s this Bhagavad Gītā everyone’s talking about? Ever seen it on the shelf at your yoga studio, but never really known what it was? Read on to learn the essentials of this key yogic text. Get To Know The Gītā Name: The Bhagavad Gītā (translates as Song of the Lord)Date written: Between 400 – 200BCAuthor:

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5 Reasons You’re Not Improving In Your Yoga Practice

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. Road Blocks Happen In part two of the Yoga Sūtras, Patañjali introduces the concept of the five kleśhas. This chapter is considered

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5 Straightforward Steps To A Deeper Yoga Practice

This week gives us the opportunity to move from a passing acquaintance to an established relationship with yoga. Moving From Stage Two To Three In my last article for this series, I talked about the four stages of the yoga journey: commencement, intent endeavour, intimate knowledge and consummation. Having covered ‘starting out’ and ‘staying on

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The Yoga Sutras 101

For the discerning Yogi, ancient texts are paramount to an authentic practice. The Yoga Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Upanishads along with hundreds more all fall under this umbrella and each one has their own distinct voice within the vast collection of yogic literature. That’s not to say by turning the final

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