Yoga Lifestyle

The Ego. What is so negative about it?

The yogic wisdom advices us to liberate from the boundaries of the ego. But what are those boundaries? And, if they are so bad and unnecessary why do we have them? The ego represents the way we define ourselves. It represents the “I”. I am this, I did this, I have...

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Pratyahara: Internalization of senses

Yoga is so much more than the physical mat practice that is relatable these days. The very word Yoga comes from the Vedic Sanskrit word to unite or to add or to join. Yoga gives us tools through which we can access a bigness within ourselves and unit mind, body and...

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The Three Dosha of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient study, more specifically a science of life. Ayu means life and Veda means knowledge. The aim of Ayurveda is to prevent illness, heal the sick and preserve life; to protect health and prolong life; and to eliminate diseases and dysfunction of the...

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Daily practice for Breath Work

Pranayama is one of the most important parts of a yoga practice. It is the fourth limb in the Eight limbed system of yoga by Patanjali. Prana itself is also known as the life force in our body. In Chinese medicine it is known as the Qi. The free flow of the prana is...

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This is it!

“What? What do you mean this is it? There must be something more than this. It has to be. This can’t be it!” Maybe we have been in such situation that we question ourselves and the universe for more. We tend to think that there is more to live. Grasping and building...

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Eastern Wisdom to Get Through Difficult Times

If you are in difficult times now, I feel your heart and my prayer goes to you. In Indonesia, we grow up seeing these hard times as part of life and it is called “cobaan” or can be translated as as “exam” or “trial” times. We see this is necessary for our soul to grow...

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The Various Shades of a Yoga Life Style

When people hear that I am a yoga teacher, many times they casually inform me that the reason they are not practicing yoga is because they are not flexible enough to do “yoga”. I would ask them then, “What do you think “yoga” is?”. Usually they will laugh and say something like “putting your legs behind your head”.

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