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Selfish vs Self-Love

Many people that I meet on my journey often have a quandary over the concept of selfishness, especially when it comes to their own personal growth. It is often frowned upon by society to be outwardly self-involved, self-promoting, or self-interested, and this often gets broadly categorised as selfish behaviour. But I am here to tell… Continue reading Selfish vs Self-Love

Five Spiritual Benefits of Yoga

The original intention to practice physical yoga (i.e. asanas) was to limber up and strengthen the body sufficiently to be able to sit in seated meditation for extended periods. Why? To commune with cosmic consciousness through stillness and presence. Read on to discover more, or remind yourself of some of the other benefits of yoga,… Continue reading Five Spiritual Benefits of Yoga

Five Emotional Benefits of Yoga

Exploring the emotional benefits of your yoga practice is likely to be one of the most enriching, and perhaps surprising, elements of your journey. It is clear and well documented that yoga targets the physical body as well as the mind, but it also has tremendous potential to unlock information stored in the form of… Continue reading Five Emotional Benefits of Yoga

Five Mental Benefits of Yoga

Even if you have never tried yoga before, you could probably make a good guess at what the physical benefits are, but what about the mental side of things? (If you want to recap, you can check out some of my top physical benefits of yoga here). Let us continue our exploration of what else… Continue reading Five Mental Benefits of Yoga

Five Physical Benefits of Yoga

But first, a note on the Illusion of Separation Yoga is a holistic practice, by which I mean that practicing yoga reveals the interconnected nature of your being, from the muscles and connective tissue to your thoughts and feelings, your emotions and memories, and even the unified field of awareness (often referred to as cosmic… Continue reading Five Physical Benefits of Yoga

Impermanence, the end of Suffering

I recently returned from a Vipassana course, which is an ancient Buddhist meditation practice, preserved by monks for millennia and brought into the modern world. 10 days of noble silence - no talking, no eye contact, no phones, not even a pen and paper. 10 hours of meditation a day, sitting upright from 4.30am to… Continue reading Impermanence, the end of Suffering

Chakras: An Explanation

Many websites will explain a chakra as being a 'wheel' of energy, or a series of spinning vortices. To the uninitiated, this can seem ludicrous, illogical, or downright false. Let me start by saying, that the only way to determine whether or not a chakra is real, let alone what one is, or how they… Continue reading Chakras: An Explanation

Beginning from Emptiness

"Begin from a place of emptiness" During pranayama practice (or breathwork) we often start by emptying our lungs. This can be a great way of expelling stagnant air from our system, creating space, and preparing us for receiving fresh energy. I feel that starting from a place from emptiness holds an even deeper meaning, and… Continue reading Beginning from Emptiness

Corruption of Svadhishthana

Balancing any chakra is a tricky business. But the second chakra, has to be one of the trickiest. Governing pleasure, creativity, and sexuality, the orange-hued, and watery world of Svadhishthana has certainly kept me on my toes. It takes a great deal of awareness to help this area flow openly, and I am somewhat inspired… Continue reading Corruption of Svadhishthana