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Posted on 9 August, 2016
There are 1440 minutes in a day. How many times have you heard yourself say – ‘I simply do not have enough time to be still and relax’. We have enough time; I think it is more about what we choose to do with our time. When we allow magical moments to unfold by nourishing this part of ourselves, more time reveals itself, strangely enough. It is a wild phenomenon!
 
There are as many ways to keep this part of us healthy as there are human beings on the planet! Meditation and prayer are probably two of the most powerful ways. Being in nature is also a profound tool to nourish the Anandamaya kosha.   I want to share one particular method with you, and that is the power of mantra. Mantra comes from the word ‘manas’ – the mind. One of mantra's primary functions is to harness... more
Posted on 8 August, 2016
Here are some ways to enhance your yoga practice and make it even more potent. In Dru Yoga we often talk about the koshas, or layers of the body (physical, energy, emotional, mental and bliss). In this video, I describe the different layers of the koshas and how you can use them to deepen your yoga experience.

 Five layers of the koshas Annamaya kosha - the physical layer Pranamaya kosha - the breath and energy layer Manomaya kosha - the emotional and mental layer        Vijnanamaya kosha - the intellectual and higher thinking layer Anandamaya kosha - the spiritual, bliss or ‘centre of peace’ layer   Let us explore the manomaya kosha The third layer, or manomaya kosha, is crucial in helping us to stay happy and emotionally balanced. 'Manas' means mind and ... more
Posted on 14 March, 2016
This powerful yet gentle yoga posture is classed as an inversion, but for those of us who think ‘up-side-down’ means head stands, wheels and peacocks; this posture is most definitely a welcome relief! Annie Jones has been practicing this posture for years: “Vipariti Karani is one of my favourite postures, indeed, the whole of my personal yoga practice builds up to this point. I find it calms the mind and seems to create space around my thoughts – giving me the perspective and time to think. It’s said to be beneficial in preventing conditions such as alzheimer’s as well as helping us to keep our minds alert and our... more

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