How to Achieve Your Goals when You’re Quaking with Fear

Posted on January 28th, 2015 in Emotional Mastery,Wealth & Prosperity by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah writes about all kinds of things, from home practice and parenting to the etiquettes of yoga class and the ethics of yoga. One of her specialities is the psychology of achieving dreams. It’s something she knows about intimately, from the inside out. 

by Kara-Leah Grant  

You’ve finally done it – you’ve committed to that big dream of yours even though you’re shaking with fear right down into the tips of your boots.

Yes, you’ve taken that big, bold step that shifts your dream from being something inside your head, to something that other people can see.



Can We Find Enlightenment One Drop of Sweat at a Time?

Posted on January 21st, 2015 in Health and Wellbeing,Spiritual Enlightenment,Yoga by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah writes about all kinds of things, from home practice and parenting to the etiquettes of yoga class and the ethics of yoga. In this article she reviews a Scott Bischke’s memoir about completing a Bikram Challenge.

by Kara-Leah Grant 

Inspired by Scott Bischke’s book Good Camel, Good Life – Finding enlightenment one drop of sweat at a time I took myself off to a Bikram class recently. 

I haven’t been in more than a year, and I was curious.

The last few classes I attended, I started class feeling calm and sattvic, and I ended class feeling agitated and rajas.



How to Succeed with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on January 19th, 2015 in Yoga by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah writes about all kinds of things, from home practice and parenting to the etiquettes of yoga class and the ethics of yoga. In this article she writes about the deeper process necessary if we want to make lasting changes in our lives.

by Kara-Leah Grant 

 

 

I always try and get up early on New Year’s Day. It’s one of my favourite ways to start the year.

Early morning, the world seems fresh and alive and ripe for new opportunities and new ways of being. The possibility of new choices and new ways of being seems stronger.



How the Beauty of Nature helps us Realise our True Nature

Posted on January 8th, 2015 in Meditation by Guest Author

Welcome to a new article by our regular contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children.

 

When we talk of existence, only what is natural comes to our mind. Nature is existence. In the midst of nature we can experience our own nature – that which is whole, complete and total. A walk in nature teaches us so many lessons we need to learn and unlearn. 



Free Your Pelvis and the Spine will Follow: Four Explorations to Relieve Back Pain

Posted on December 18th, 2014 in Health and Wellbeing,Yoga by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah writes about all kinds of things, from home practice and parenting to the etiquettes of yoga class and the ethics of yoga. In this article she details ways to explore your body through your yoga practice that help to free the pelvis, and therefore the spine.

by Kara-Leah Grant 

Years of yoga practice and yoga teaching has taught me that our ability to freely move our pelvis is a key aspect to unlocking our spines, and releasing any chronic low back issues or holding patterns.



How to Transcend Loneliness

Posted on December 11th, 2014 in Emotional Mastery by Guest Author

Welcome to a new article by our regular contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children.

 

When was the last time you were “alone”?

Do you always feel the need to be surrounded by people and events?

What does “to be alone” mean?

We as people, always relate to everything and everyone to complete ourselves. There is a tremendous feeling of incompleteness, a void which constantly needs to be full, complete. It is like a depression in the middle of the sea, which is always trying to fill itself from the surrounding waters.



Review of ‘Yoga – The Poetry of the Body by Rodney Yee with Nina Zolotow’

Posted on December 1st, 2014 in Yoga by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah shares one of her favourite and most useful home yoga practice books.

by Kara-Leah Grant

Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.

Searching for the perfect book to accompany your home yoga practice? Yoga – The Poetry of the Body by Rodney Yee with Nina Zolotow may just be it. 

There is an authenticity that permeates the words of Rodney Yee’s book. He may have chosen to use a writer in the creation of the book, but instead of just using her words to explain his concepts, Rodney includes conversations between himself and his writer, Nina Zolotow. Together, student and teacher, professional writer and verbal poet, they explore the nature of yoga.



A Glimpse of Kundalini Experiences

Posted on November 26th, 2014 in Enlightenment Experiences,Kundalini Yoga by Anmol Mehta

Journal Entry – 23 November, 2014

It has been a disturbing night, so a Sunday nap on the sofa was certainly warranted.  I doze off, despite guests visiting my ailing father, and the excitement around the house as my wife and son preparing for a mother and son dance. Delicious sleep was moments away.

Involuntarily, the internal buzzing of energy in the brain and body begins soon after.  I was quite familiar with it, the vibration of esoteric, sublime energy and the immense pleasure associated with it.  I welcome it and indulge.



How to Engage with the Mystery of Life

Posted on November 25th, 2014 in Spiritual Stories by Guest Author

Welcome to a new article by our regular contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children.

 

  

When I was a kid, I loved reading mystery stories. It was the unknown which excited me completely. The characters in the story became me and I went along with their search, excitement, frustration and adventure.

Every move, every turn in the story took me closer to the mystery.

I read till I completed the book as it became difficult to put it down. Such was the power of the unknown, and its excitement to reach it.



Test If Your Thoughts, Words & Actions Are Spiritual

Posted on November 21st, 2014 in Emotional Mastery,Yoga by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah writes about all kinds of things, from home practice and parenting to the etiquettes of yoga class and the ethics of yoga. In this article written in 2012, just after the John Friend scandal broke, she muses on how we determine what ‘right action’ is.

by Kara-Leah Grant 

 

Trying to take the right action in your life?

Forget the Ten Commandments.

Forget even the yamas or the niyamas.

Here instead is the Golden Litmus Test of Right Action.

Apply it to all your behaviour.

Everything you do.



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