Nurture your mind

A selection of inspiring interviews, articles and essays

Article: THE YOGA OF WAKEFULNESS

Article by Neale Lundgren - 19-12-2016

Instead of studying the various yogas as philosophical concepts, I believe there is power in emphasizing their possible applications to daily life. This article will focus on living the path of the mind (jnana or raja yoga) in the world.

I have found particularly useful a practice that came intuitively to me one day—my own particular brand of meditative action.

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Food: MAGIC MARZIPAN

Food by Kyra de Vreeze - 15-12-2016

Magic is all around but mostly within. What we eat is one way to tap into this sense of magic. They act as gentle reminders of our very own greatness. The ingredients in this Magic Marzipan are foods that activate the unique healing power we all have within.

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Slice: DISCOVER THE VALUE OF SAVASANA

Slice by Deborah Anne Quibell - 13-12-2016

When we move into savasana, or corpse pose, at the end of our yoga practice, usually one of two scenarios emerge.

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Photo-essay: SACRED DESTINATIONS: BOUDHANATH STUPA

Photo-essay by Michel Fijn - 08-12-2016

I found myself in BoudhaNepala small outskirt of the country’s capital Kathmandu. The town is entirely built around its iconic center pointthe great white stupa called Boudhanath. For centuries, Boudhanath has been one of the biggest destinations of spiritual pilgrimage.

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Article: A CUP OF TEA WITH KINO MACGREGOR (PART 1 DEDICATION)

Article by Deborah Anne Quibell - 06-12-2016

It is no secret that many practitioners of yoga find a passionate dedication in the start of their journey, and find it waning over many years of practice. Plateaus are reached, emotional turmoil is faced, boredom appears, anger and resistance surface, fatigue lingers, and true, inner peace still, somehow, seems a distant mirage. . .sound familiar? According to Kino MacGregor, your dreams come true because you live and die for them, because you will work for them tirelessly, every single, day of your life to make them true.

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Slice: THE ESSENTIAL PRACTICE OF ACCEPTANCE

Slice by The House of Yoga - 30-11-2016

This month, we are doing a lot of reflecting on love.

And an essential part of love is acceptance—accepting our weaknesses, mistakes, and failures; accepting difficult situations; accepting the weaknesses, mistakes, and failures of others.

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Article: Explore Your Breath in 3 Different Ways

Article by The House of Yoga - 28-11-2016

The breath has long been recognized as the "giver of life". Our breath begins as we come into the physical world and stops as we leave it.

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Slice: INSIGHTS ON ASANA

Slice by The House of Yoga - 23-11-2016

Did you know that ‘asana’ (which is the physical component of the yoga practice through postures) is only mentioned in 3 of the 196 Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali? The Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali (compiled around 400CE) are known as the foundational text of Ashtanga Yoga.

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Article: REDEFINING FREEDOM

Article by Maartje Laterveer - 21-11-2016

“You will never find what you’re looking for, if you don’t meditate.” 

A wise man told me that. I was surprised, if not offended, by the way he just assumed that I was looking for something. I hated the idea that somehow I left the impression that I was a searching soul. That was my ego talking. 

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Article: THE MIND, MEDITATION AND CREATIVITY

Article by Deborah Anne Quibell - 17-11-2016

Every creative knows that our most valuable resource is not our mac, our Leica camera, new oil paints, or the latest high-tech software. It is our mind. Creativity erupts from ideas. And ideas erupt from the mind. Meditation can help.

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