Jivamukti Focus of the Month, October 2018: AI

yogaś citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ PYS 1.2. Wenn Du aufhörst, Dich mit Deinen Gedanken zu identifizieren, der Bewegung des Geistes, dann tritt Yoga ein: die Identität mit dem (Höheren) Selbst, Samadhi, Freude, Glückseligkeit und Ekstase. Shri Brahmannada Saraswati AI steht für „artificial intelligence“, künstliche Intelligenz. Wenn dieser Begriff verwendet wird, beziehen wir uns normalerweise auf Intelligenz außerhalb eines Lebewesens. Wir können Datenpunkte in eine intelligente Maschine laden, die dann Algorithmen zur Lösung von…Weiterlesen

Der neue Stundenplan ist da!

Ab Montag, 10.9.2018 gilt unser neuer Stundenplan. In diesem Jahr gibt es kleine Änderungen und eine neue Special – Stunde! Für die Ashtanga Mysore Praxis von Mo bis Fr steht schon um 6:45 Uhr der Raum zum Üben zur Verfügung. Am Donnerstag um 20:15Uhr möchten wir ein neues Format ausprobieren und unter dem Namen Special verschiedene Yoga-Themen bzw. Themenblöcke mit wechselnden Lehrern anbieten. Genaue Infos dazu findet ihr auf der…Weiterlesen

Jivamukti Focus of the Month, September 2018: Es ist nicht so einfach, grün zu sein

Hari bol Hari bol, Hari Hari bol, mukunda madhava Govinda bol Hari bol Hari bol, Hari Hari bol, Kheshava madhava Govinda bol Yeah! Dem, der uns befreit indem er alles Leid beseitigt, dem schönen Kind der göttlichen Vorfahren, dem mit dem langen fließenden Haar, der seine Verehrer mit Freude begeistert, yeah! Hari bol bedeutet „singe den Namen des Herrn“. Bol bedeutet singen oder sprechen. Hari bedeutet „Der, welcher die Not…Weiterlesen


patram puṣpaṁ phalaṁ toyaṁ yo me bhaktyā prayacchati tad ahaṁ bhakty-upahṛtam aśnāmi prayatātmanaḥ Whatever is offered to Me with a pure loving heart, no matter if it is as small as a leaf, a flower, a piece of fruit, or sip of water, I will accept it from one who’s mind is restrained. BG IX.26 I turned the faucet and filled a small glass with water just as I had…Weiterlesen

Focus of the month, July 2018: THE MAGIC TEN & BEYOND II

abhyāsa-vairāgyābhyāṁ tan nirodhah “The cessation of all vrittis, of all thinking and modifications of the mindstuff, is brought about by persistent inner practice of Self-abidance, abiding in the ‘I-am’ beyond the body and mind, and by non attachment through discrimination.” PYS I.12 (Commentary by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati) Magic happens when there is a shift in perception, perception of yourself, others and the world. For the yoga practitioner, that shift is…Weiterlesen

Focus oft the Month, June 2018: THE MAGIC TEN & BEYOND I

abhyāsa-vairāgyābhyāṁ tan nirodhah “The cessation of all vrittis, of all thinking and modifications of the mindstuff, is brought about by persistent inner practice of Self-abidance, abiding in the ‘I-am’ beyond the body and mind, and by non attachment through discrimination.” PYS I.12 (Commentary by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati) Magic happens when there is a shift in perception, perception of yourself, others and the world. For the yoga practitioner, that shift is…Weiterlesen


Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara Guru Sakshat Param Brahma Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah Our creation is that guru; the duration of our lives is that guru; our trials, illnesses and calamities is that guru. There is a guru that is nearby and a guru that is beyond the beyond. I humbly make my offering to the guru, the beautiful remover of ignorance, the enlightenment principle that is within…Weiterlesen

Focus of the Month: March 2018, MARCH MADNESS

om purnam adah purnam idam, purnat purnam udachyate, purnasya purnam adaya, purnam evavashishyate That is the whole. This is the whole. From the whole the whole becomes manifest. From the whole when the whole is negated, what remains is whole again. From Yajur Veda and the Isha Upanishad “Realize that your true nature is that of pure light only, and both the perceived, and the perceiver come and go together….Weiterlesen

Focus of the Month: February 2018, WITH GREAT LOVE ALL IS POSSIBLE

suhṛin-mitrāryudāsīna-madhyastha-dveṣya-bandhuṣu sādhuṣvapi ca pāpeṣu sama-buddhir viśiṣyate A person stands supreme who has equal regard for friends, companions, enemies, neutral arbiters, hateful people, relatives, saints and sinners. Bhagavad Gita VI.9 With great Love, all is possible. –Padma If you had, at your fingertips, the ability to destroy someone else’s life, would you do it? Where do you set the bar for justifiable homicide? How often do you turn the other cheek…Weiterlesen

Focus of the Month: Dezember 2017, GATHERING OF THE TRIBES

sat-sangatve nissangatvam, nissangatve nirmohatvam, nirmohatve nishcala-tattvam, nishcala-tattve jivanmuktih, bhaja govindam, bhaja govindam, bhaja govindam mudha-mate Good and virtuous company gives rise to non-attachment. From non-attachment comes freedom from delusion. With freedom from delusion, one feels the changeless reality. Experiencing the changeless reality, one attains liberation in this life. I-AM is the ocean of awareness. Realizing this, one feels “I am not the body and mind, although I have a body…Weiterlesen

Focus of the Month: November 2017, A VERSION OF INVERSION

What happens on the mat should be reflected in our vision of the world and our actions in it. When we think of inversions, those classic images of handstand (adho mukha vrkshāsana), forearm stand (pincha mayurāsana) and supported headstand (salamba śirsāsana)are most likely the first things that will pop into our imaginative eye. Rarely would one think of wealth redistribution, reduction of human waste or the abolishing of animal agriculture. If you think of…Weiterlesen

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


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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