Celebrated as a gift of life
There is no knowing when yoga really began. There is a solid history going back for 15,000 years but no one really knows about the people who lived before then let alone what they thought and how they lived.
What is clear is that yoga began either in India as we know it today or in very close proximity,
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A process of personal and social responsibility
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In today’s modern world there is a continuous argument going on about what it means or what is to be healthy and what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
For the sake of this argument, health is the absence of suffering which includes the absence of disease and social disharmony. In other words, the bodies and
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The art of being genuine
If you were to ask a couple who have been married for many years what they know about their spouse, they may be able to list a few of their preferences, but if they are completely honest they will admit that they have no idea who this other person is yet they have worked out how to create an amicable
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And let there be light
Perhaps more than any other organ of perception, we rely on our eyes to define the world around us and see our way. When we look into each others eyes, we instantly know if we have an affinity giving rise to the expression that ‘our eyes are the windows to our souls’.
But like so much in our life, our
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Generations of ignorance
The Buddha taught that ignorance is the cause of suffering, so what did he mean by that?
We all know that the fire is hot and therefore we do not put our hands too close because we know that the fire will cause pain and physical damage. We know that if we drive our cars ridiculously, then we are likely to crash
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Making square pegs for round holes
The pioneers of modern psychology arrived at their understanding of the human mind by studying sick people and human relationships within the spheres of basic survival and the power struggles that exist within conflicted societies.
Mind as we know it has no substance and the brain if you like is a repository of ideas and information. But there
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Communicating in anger
A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take a bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples, smiled and asked.
‘Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?’
Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, ‘Because we lose our calm, we shout.’
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The colon clean
If you are a man reading this, you know that you wash your body and afterwards you feel better, likewise if you clean your car it looks better. But just think, if your car is a bit like you and getting on in years, it may have a bit of dirt on the carburettor or other problems.
Most men are aware and
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Hold the sneezes
Hayfever affects many people over the summer months but there are things that can trigger outbreaks of sneezing, watery or puffy eyes anytime through the year.
Hayfever can be seen as an oversensitivity inside the nasal cavities, sometimes all it takes is a few grains of dust or pollen that triggers about of sneezing, watery eyes, a streaming nose or a combination
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The world’s most ancient science
Yes, Yoga is the world’s oldest science with a history dating back at least 15,000 years. In the Christianised Western culture, people may think this is impossible, but through the discoveries of archaeology and the translation of ancient texts, this is completely verified.
As a science, yoga does not set out to define or capitalise on anything, rather it is
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