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After a frustrating family reunion that highlighted all sorts of complex relationship issues I found myself writing this poem. I’m totally appropriating Mary Oliver as you can see by reading the original poem in my earlier blog.  How can we respond in times of conflict when […]

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Map of Being: Joy!

Familiarising ourselves with all of our beautiful Koshic layers we can move beyond our conditioning. We can view the comings and goings of the positive and negative emotions, thoughts and beliefs by also connecting with the realm of unconditional joy and bliss that lies in […]

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Map of Being: Our Beliefs

This post continues on the journey of the Koshas as I explore Vijnanamaya. This sheath takes us further into the subtleties of the mind. Manomaya, the previous sheath, is the gross and tangible mind that is fed through the senses. Vijnanamaya is even more intangible. […]

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Map of Being: Feeling and Emotions

As we continue into the more subtle realms of the Yoga Journey, feelings and emotions will arise. This is a great opportunity to meet and greet ourselves just as we are and give these parts of ourselves some time to be seen so that anything that […]

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Map of Being: The Energy Body

Once we have connected with and nourished the physical body, the Annamaya, which I wrote about last week we can begin to access the more subtle realm of the Energy Body known in Yoga as Pranamaya. When we feel into the Pranamaya sheath we can connect […]

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Map of Being: The Physical Body

The outer and most easily accessible layer of our being is the Physical body which is why the majority of Yoga practiced in the West focusses on physical postures or ‘Asana’. The Physical body is known in Yoga as Anamaya and is the outer most layer in […]

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Map of Being: The Koshas

The ultimate goal of Yoga is not to become the bendiest poser on instagram, as seems to be a growing ambition, but rather it is to move with Freedom and be liberated from suffering. Once we are introduced to Yoga, a journey unfolds and if we […]

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The Bigger Picture of Yoga Practice

The  Bigger Picture of  Yoga Practice So often the physical practices of Yoga are prioritised and mistaken to be ‘Yoga’ in it’s entirety. Studying even some basic Yoga Philosophy can help to ground the practice into it’s true meaning and add potency to our journey.  […]

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