Further Study

Mantras

Mantras are tools for concentration and setting of intentions. Some mantras you will hear: SAHA NAAV AVATU Om Saha Naav[au]-Avatu Saha Nau Bhunaktu Saha Viiryam Karavaavahai Tejasvi Naav[au]-Adhiitam-Astu Maa Vidvissaavahai Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih Om, Together may we two Move (in our Studies, the Teacher and the Student), 2: Together may we two Relish (our Studies, the Teacher and […]

Namaste

In India or other areas where Sanskrit is spoken, Namaste is a greeting in everyday life to simply address someone, equivalent to hello in the west.  As a yoga practitioner, it is a deeply profound gesture of respect toward another person. When you say Namaste, you connect to your divine soul, acknowledge, and bow to the divine in the […]

Aum

Om – often referred to as the hymn of the universe – is considered the ultimate vibration because it contains every vibration that has ever existed and every vibration that will ever exist. It’s pure yoga – union. Just as white light contains all the colours of the spectrum, Om contains every sound in the vibrational spectrum – even […]

Glossary of terms

Yoga. Yoga means union. It refers to the union of the individual soul to Ishwara the source of all existence. Shanti Shanti simply means peace. Namaste – See a more detailed explanation here. Namaste is used as a traditional greeting throughout India. The gesture is said to express honor, courtesy, politeness, hospitality and gratitude to […]

The Eight-fold Path

Codes of conduct or moral disciplines Codes to self Withdrawal of the senses Concentration meditation Expansion of life force Posture Enlightenment ——————————————————————————————————————– The yamas and Niyama’s are yogic codes to live by. Things we must work to achieve and things we must work to remove from our lives. Yamas  Ahimsa – non harming     Satya – […]