Posts tagged with "December2013"

15 December 2013
Our discussion begins with yama, which covers our attitudes towards our environment, how we live in the world. Here we discuss the first two yama; ahimsa and satya........ Ahimsa - one of my favourites and all other yama and niyama flow from here, it is like the foundation of yoga practice! Ahimsa means non violence, do no harm, to be considerate for all living things, to protect, preserve all life. Ahimsa also encompasses kindness, friendliness and peacefulness. Desikachar describes ahimsa in...
04 December 2013
Yoga in Forster - Yama & Niyama discussions... Dhirata Yoga classes in Forster and Pacific Palms have been busy this term with most classes filling up :). As mentioned in my recent Dhirata Yoga newsletter we have been talking (well I have been doing a lot of the talking) about the Yama and Niyama, integral parts of the yoga philosophy of Patanjalis Eight Fold Path or Eight Limbs of Yoga; Ashtanga.

I recognise the continuous and deep connection to Country, of Aboriginal people as the First Nations peoples of Australia.

In this way I respectfully acknowledge the Worimi people as the custodians of this land, sea and sky.

I pay tribute to the elders past and present as I also respect the collective ancestry that has bought us all here at this time.

It's a privilege to be present on Country. 

I hope that in some small way our work supports spiritual growth and in turn supports the

custodianship of this land, sea and sky. 


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