Focus of the Month: October 2017, BACK TO BASICS

Back to the Basics Focus of the Month Oct 2017 viśokā vā jyotiṣmati Concentration on the Divine produces lightness and self-confidence. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (PYS I.36) The Yoga Sutras are extremely compact. Each sutra (translated to thread), using the power of the Sanskrit language, is defined exactly with just enough words and often conveys a profound meaning requiring copious commentary. This above sutra refers to a state of…Weiterlesen

Focus Of The Month – September, 2017: FED UP

FED UP Focus Of The Month – September, 2017 atha yoga-anushasanam Now this is yoga as I have perceived it in the natural world. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (PYS 1.1) Anyone who is engaged in serious yoga practice has come to yoga for the same reason—we’re fed up! That means we’ve had enough. Atha means “now.” But it’s more than just “now”; it means now in terms of “hereafter,”…Weiterlesen

Focus Of The Month – August, 2017: Devotion to Shri Krishna

Devotion to Shri Krishna Focus Of The Month – August, 2017 Bhaktya tu ananyaya sakya aham eva-vidho arjuna jnatum drastum ca tattvena pravestum ca parantapal. Only by unalloyed devotion can one actually see and understand the form and reality of Krishna. Bhagavad Gita XI.54 The primordial nature is Shri Krishna. He is the supreme Being. Etymologically, krish means „being,“ and na means „bliss.“ Shri Krishna is the „all-attractive One,“ and…Weiterlesen

Focus Of The Month – July, 2017: In the Light of Love

Om purnam adah purnam idam purnat purnam udachyate purnasya purnam adaya purnam evavashishyate That is whole. This is whole. From the whole the whole becomes manifest. From the whole when the whole is negated, what remains is again the whole. Yajur Veda and the Isha Upanishad Yoga practices are magical practices. Magic happens when there is a shift in perception—what you thought was real drops away to reveal a more…Weiterlesen

Focus Of The Month – June, 2017 PRATYAHARA: WHERE WE PUT OUR ENERGY

Yama-niyama-āsana-prāṇāyāma-pratyāhāra-dhāraṇā-dhyāna-samādhayo‘ṣṭāvaṅgāni. Restraint, Observance, Seat, Breath Control, Sense Withdrawal, Concentration, Mediation and Ecstasy are the eight limbs of Yoga. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras II.29 In the practice of pratyahara, one of the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, we draw the senses inward to bring attention to the inner world instead of expending energy exclusively on the outer world. What we perceive in the outer world is just one part of our whole…Weiterlesen

Focus of the Month May 2017: Be the Change you want to see in the World

yad-yad ācarati śreṣṭhas / tad-tadevetaro janaḥ / sa yat pramāṇaḿ kurute / lokas-tad-anuvartate A great person leads by example, setting standards that are followed by others all over the world. Bhagavad Gita III.21 The streets of Calcutta were dangerous and dirty. Thousands were infected with leprosy, cholera, and other contagious diseases. At overcrowded hospitals, nurses were forced to turn away dying patients onto the cockroach-infested streets. A group of activists,…Weiterlesen

Focus of the Month: April, 2017: Open Doorways

Focus of the Month: April, 2017 nimittam aprayojakaṁ prakṛtīnāṁ varaṇa-bhedas tu tataḥ kṣetrikavat Causes do not put nature, Prakrti, into motion. They only remove the obstacles and coverings, like a farmer breaking down the barriers to let water flow in the field. The hindrances removed by the causes, Nature impenetrates by herself. Many people think a yoga practice is about acquiring something, a certain skill or the ability to do…Weiterlesen

Focus of the Month: March 2017 | Matsyendranath, The Fish

Focus of the Month: March, 2017 hānan eṣāṁ kleśavad uktam The greatest obstacle to the practice of yoga is one’s own prejudices based on one’s own preferences. Once upon a time, the strong, wise, out-of-this-world God of Transformation Lord Shiva was sitting with his companion, the great Goddess Parvati. He was telling her about the methods of yoga he had just discovered. He talked for a very long time, not…Weiterlesen

Artikel aus dem Yoga Journal, Petros Haffenrichter: Du musst es entstehen lassen

Petros Haffenrichter ist Yogalehrer und Musiker – und in beiden Disziplinen stellt sich immer wieder die Frage: Wie viel feste Form muss sein, wie viel kreative Freiheit darf sein? Ein Gespräch über Kreativität und Handwerk, über Intuition und die Magie des Moments……lese mehr dazu im PDF hier geht es zum PDF

Focus of the Month January, 2017 | New Range Of Motion

You know the story of the student who says to the teacher, “I studied eight years with so-and-so and two years with so-and-so, and I know all about this and that and the other.” As he is speaking the teacher is pouring a cup of tea. The student is going on about all his credentials and why the teacher should teach him. The teacher is still pouring the tea, which…Weiterlesen

Focus of the Month December, 2016 | Someone to talk to

My friend Sting, the world-renowned rock star who gives hundreds of concerts a year, once said to me, “I put on a better show when someone I know and love is in the audience. It’s only natural, isn’t it?” I think he’s right—it is natural. It is difficult to communicate to an empty room or to a room full of frowning or indifferent faces. Usually those who live reclusive lives…Weiterlesen

Artikel aus dem Yoga Journal, Shanaz Bukhari: Schulterschluss

Man sollte es wirklich nicht „auf die leichte Schulter nehmen“: Gerade im Yoga müssen die Schultern oft eine Menge aushalten. Im zweiten Teil unserer Therapiereihe erklärt Dr. Ronald Steiner, wie Sie mit acht einfachen Übungen Ihre Schultern gesund erhalten und Stabilität auch für anspruchsvolle Yogahaltungen entwickeln…..lese mehr dazu im PDF Link zum PDF hier

Artikel aus dem Yoga Journal, Michael Kern: Anschlag aufs Ego

In den vergangen Monaten erlebte Europa eine schreckliche Folge von Anschlägen und Amokläufen. Brutale Gewalt war seit Jahrzehnten nicht mehr so präsent und so nah. Was könnte eine angemessene yogische Antwort auf diese Ereignisse sein?…. …lese mehr dazu im PDF. Link zum PDF hier

Artikel aus dem Yoga Journal: Männer, Frauen, Menschen. Von Michi

Sind Mädchen und Frauen, die Yoga üben, emanzipiert und mutig genug, um sich gegen die offen frauenfeindlichen Aktionen und Äußerungen von ultrakonservativen Politpredigern und Populisten zu wehren? Hoffentlich, denn eine starke gesellschaftliche Stellung von Frauen und die bisher erreichte Gleichberechtigung müssen aktiv verteidigt werden…. …lese mehr dazu im PDF. PDF zum Download hier

Artikel aus dem Yoga Journal: Regelrecht Yoga. Von Nina Woischnik

Alles im Fluss: Während der Menstruation empfiehlt es sich, die Yogapraxis den veränderten Abläufen im Körper anzupassen. Das kann Schmerzen erleichtern, die Stimmung heben und eine neue Perspektive auf das Üben eröffnen….lese mehr dazu im PDF PDF Datei zum downsload hier Yoga & Periode Workshop mit Nina Woischnik

Ashtanga / Mysore @Jivamukti Yogaloft

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Manfred seit Februar 2016 bei uns in der Buttermelcherstrasse 15 unter der Woche 5x Ashtanga Mysore-Style ab 7 Uhr anbietet und am Sonntag um 11:30 Uhr eine Ashtanga Led-Class unterrichtet. Neue Ashtanga-Stunden in der Buttermelcherstr. 15: – Mysore-Style (Self-Practice) Montag – Freitag 7:00h -10:00 Uhr – Led-Class (geführte erste Serie) Sonntag 11:30-13:20 Uhr Kosten: Normaler Stundentarif (zum Beispiel Drop-In, 5er / 10er / 25er Karten…Weiterlesen

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