Soulsong Yoga Therapy Berkshire

personal yoga practice, yoga studies, walking with my dogs, cycling and vegan ayurveda studies

Learning the art of chanting mantra …… #yogastudies

Learning the art of chanting mantra, it’s difficult.

To respect the integrity of the chant and it’s purpose, correct pronunciation of text and knowing how I sound is the essence of recitation.  Means one has to learn one to one from an experienced teacher and then practice in solitude, rather than follow a group.  Mind is then focused, and one’s path takes on a whole new meaning towards the material and spiritual crossover.  I am something else other than this body, I can feel that I am energy without having to expel energy and I feel a faith, not faith towards a religion but a faith in what it is that is drawing me towards this journey and liberation. I am yoga.

Gratitude to my teacher Paul Harvey ~ Centre of Yoga Studies

Yogashanti

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Van-Life ~ Yoga Study Weekends #yogastudies #vanlife

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I’ve had a couple of campers in the past, when the last one had to go to the scrap yard, I was gutted. When hubby agreed and offered without hesitation to convert our little work van into a sleeper I was ecstatic.  Not only was this going to help me financially with my studies but the experiences of van-living each study weekend, will become an integral part of my journey.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Studying my personal constitution through Ayurveda #yoga #ayurveda

From today I’m going to record the things I notice with regards, which of the 3 gunas, that dominate my daily existence and cause me disruption. 

What I’ve grasped from the weekend study with my teacher, is that establishing one’s dominant gunas is relevant to self inquiry but what’s more important, is being able to observe the changes that are inevitable, as early as possible. Being as self aware as possible can give way to preparation for personal transformation and can act as a prevention or alleviate disturbance to maintain physical health and mental harmony. 

Yogashanti 

 

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Primary objective of yoga is the containment of mental activity #yoga

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Finding it hard to focus the mind…… #yoga

Finding it hard to focus the mind at present, but that isn’t going to stop me from practice. It’s days like these that it’s more relevant to the commitment to this path, than when the mind is less chaotic and the days are chilled. I’m beginning to grasp how much the mind does not like, not being in control of my attention. I beginning to know you mind, I’m beginning to understand that you are not my friend.

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Exhilarating, cycling in heavy rain……  #cycling 

Just in from cycling to work and it’s chucking it down, thank goodness for gortex and goggles. Great stuff about cycling in challenging weather conditions is you get fitter and stay healthier. The lush part is getting home, stripping of ya waterproofs, sitting down to a warm turmeric tea and feeling dam chuffed with yourself.

I love my life!

Yogashanti 

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Day is always off to a good start after the 6am yoga practice #feelingbalanced

I am yoga 

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The beauty of Krishnamacharya’s teaching is that it is about ….. #krishnamacharya #yoga

A link to my teacher’s website and blog

http://www.yogastudies.org/2016/11/beauty-krishnamacharyas-teaching/

 

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Converting a small work van into a camper #vanlife

Attending weekends with my teacher, won’t have to fork out for accommodation now. Will find beauty spots to park up making those weekends even more special than what they already are. Connecting with nature whilst building a spiritual path into yoga. Grateful to my hero of a husband and friend Bekki.

Yogashanti 

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My thoughts: Ether 5th element #sahasrarachakra #yoga 

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