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  • YOGA WORKSHOPS MARRAKECH

    YOGA WORKSHOPS MARRAKECH
    ONGOING YOGA WORKSHOPS ON WEEKENDS PER MONTH FOCUSING ON SPECIFICS OF YOGA,,, ASANA,,, PRANAYAMA,,MUDRA, MANTRA,, MEDITATION   ALL WELCOME HEARTOFA@GMAIL.COM
  • MEDITATION CLASSES IN MARRAKECH

    MEDITATION CLASSES IN MARRAKECH
    Come first Thursday in Febuary,, meditation classes will be held on a Thursday morning at 8h,,,, there will be brief instruction followed by 45 min to 50 min sitting,, followed by questions and sharing. All are welcome from beginner to experienced,, classes are open to everyone,, please bring blanket and yoga mat if you wish […]
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    YOGA CLASSES MARRAKECH
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    ASHTANGHA YOGA MARRAKECH
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  • The Brilliance of God and the Mystery of Death

    The Brilliance of God and the Mystery of Death

    Anmol's Journal - 1-8-2016 

    A poem describing a recent experience of God, Death, Purpose and the Beyond.

    Beyond Life and Death

    It came upon sweetly,
    an oh so familiar sight.
    Patterns of brilliant shapes,
    all made of splendid light.

    The symmetry was bewildering,
    the mathematics of God.
    Moving in every direction,
    leaving one dazed and awed.

    The patterns took on colors,
    red, white, yellow and blue.
    Was that an Angel that I spotted,
    amongst the spectacular hue.

    The beauty of the Angel,
    was a sight to behold.
    Unmeasurable and almost painful
    more than a heart can hold.

    Then came the white light,
    pure, clear and blinding.
    Remind myself I did,
    that there was no reason for hiding.

    The bliss was also flowing,
    a smile emerging from within.
    So much, so much pleasure,
    it had to be a sin.

    Then he appeared,
    as intelligence personified.
    My questions burst forth,
    I had my own personal guide.

    The ocean of lights,
    an awesome awesome sight.
    A million perfect patterns,
    made perfectly right.

    What's my purpose in life?
    What must I do?
    Just tell me my master,
    and also... who are you?

    There is no other.
    I am only you.
    There is no other,
    there is only one, not two. 

    Then he paused and he smiled,
    as I gazed into the sea.
    Then I realized,
    there was no you or me.

    So now to the question,
    it made sense no more.
    If there was no me,
    purpose is whom for?

    This world was so real,
    it was here it was there.
    It certainly existed,
    although it was nowhere.

    There seemed to be space,
    but no trace of time.
    Everything merged into each other,
    nothing was yours, nothing was mine.

    The next question arose,
    it had to do with dying.
    But without time and the me,
    Is an answer worth trying?

    I stared into the streams,
    it's secret I finally got.
    This was a place beyond reason,
    not a place for man and thought.

    It was mystery, it was mystic,
    it was meant to be that way.
    It was not about the answers,
    what it was about, I cannot say.

    He understood my question,
    he enjoyed my bewilderment.
    This is just existence,
    this is exactly what was meant.

    There is an Isness Here,
    there are lights and patterns of glee.
    There is an Isness Here,
    I AM, I AM that's it says he.

    I worry this too will stale,
    as everything does with man.
    Even if it's bliss and joy,
    I still suspect the plan.

    The worrying was undone,
    by showcasing what came next.
    My friends "empty" and "nothing",
    thus no need to be vexed.

    It had already been some time,
    in the world I'd left behind.
    And I wondered if I continued,
    if I would lose my mind.

    I thought it would be best,
    to get back to my body in bed.
    I though it would be best,
    to get back into my head.

    Had I strayed away too far?
    I could not find my bed.
    Had I strayed away too far?
    I could not find my head.

    Would it be so bad I thought,
    given I was soaked in bliss.
    If I never returned at all,
    what life would I miss?

    Back to bed I said,
    things were getting a little scary.
    Back to bed I said,
    things were getting kinda hairy.

    I concentrated hard,
    and managed my way back.
    Be careful what you play with,
    or you could end up a quack.

    My heart was racing on,
    I pulled myself together.
    The panic was a storm,
    but I had practice how to weather.

    Soon I closed my eyes again,
    and took another trip.
    I still wanted to see more,
    I hoped I would not flip.

    This time the patterns came in black,
    still beautiful and right.
    There was no trace of light,
    but it was oh still such a sight.

    I looked deeper this time,
    beyond the sea, beyond the essence.
    And there I finally encountered,
    thunderous silence, silent presence.

    Namaste

     

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  • The Power of Aloneness ? Meditation Video Series

    The Power of Aloneness ? Meditation Video Series

    One of the most profound and important experiences in life is that of Aloneness, and it is what we will deeply explore in the video below.  Aloneness is an actual state, which should not be confused with loneliness.  Loneliness, which is the result of incessant ego-centric thinking, is a feeling of being completely isolated from the Universe.  Loneliness is a feeling of despair and emptiness, and perhaps what we are actually running from all the time, but Aloneness is something completely different.  It is the feeling of being connected directly with the Universe, Life and Nature with no-one and nothing in between.  As much as Loneliness is a curse, Aloneness is a blessing.

    Aloneness is the platform from which true meditation can blossom.  Aloneness allows one to discard all second hand knowledge that we have been filled with and gives one fresh, innocent eyes to see the world as it really is.  This leads to understand and wisdom.  Also, with aloneness one is filled with confidence and impersonal power.  The strength to stand apart and which is essential if one is to take the journey to Enlightenment.

    Having aloneness means one can now work to be a light onto oneself.  No other is needed and one can directly confront life and find the path necessary to end suffering.

    Other articles that look deeply into aloneness and its important role in meditation are...

    Silent Mind Meditation Program - Confidence

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    The areas we will investigate in the video below - The Power of Aloneness - are...

    1. What is Aloneness?

    2. How to come upon this state?

    3. Aloneness and Meditation.

    4. Aloneness and empowerment.

    Please feel free to provide your feedback or ask questions in the comments section below.  Also, stay tuned for the next video of this series coming next week :-).

    Direct YouTube Link --> The Power of Aloneness

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  • What is Intelligence ? Intelligent Meditation Video

    What is Intelligence ? Intelligent Meditation Video

    Continuing with the new meditation video series on Mastery of Meditation, this next video delves into what truly is intelligence and what is the highest form of intelligence.  As we continue to explore the depths of meditation and a meditative life, we start to understand ourselves and our purpose in life more deeply.  We also find that this journey can demand from us our very best and in time come to realize the true meaning and purpose of many of our human characteristics and potentials.

    One such great potential we have is intelligence and as we walk this path we come to understand the real meaning and use of intelligence.

    This video will discuss this very interesting topic and hopefully give you a clear and perhaps new way to look at what makes humans so special.  The power of intelligence.

    Other articles that look deeply into intelligence and how to use and sharpen it are...

    Intelligent Meditation For Enlightenment

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    The three areas we will investigate in this video are...

    1. What is intelligence and what intelligence is not?

    2. What is the true purpose of intelligence?

    3. How to develop and enhance intelligence?

    4. How to meditate intelligently?

    Please feel free to provide your feedback or ask questions in the comments section below.  Also, stay tuned for the next video of this series coming next week :-).

    Direct YouTube Link --> What is Intelligence 

     

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  • Meditation Video ? What is Meditation?

    Meditation Video ? What is Meditation?

    Welcome to the new meditation video series on Mastery of Meditation and Yoga.  This series will do a deep dive into meditation and explore this amazing art from basic techniques to it's very advanced levels.  In this series, you will learn not just what meditation is, but also understand what it is not.

    This first video of the series will introduce you to true meditation and help you understand the real purpose of this practice.  In it we will explore the teachings of J. Krishnamurti and expand on his explanation of the activity of meditation.

    The teachings we will discuss can be found in the following article - The True Definition of Meditation by J. Krishnamurti.

    The three areas we will investigate in this video are...

    1. Does meditation take place in the dualistic world or is it part of the non-dualistic divine field?

    2. What is the true purpose of meditation?

    3. How can you start to develop and deepen your own meditation practice?

    Please feel free to provide your feedback or ask questions in the comments section below.  Also, stay tuned for the next video of this series coming next week :-).

    Direct YouTube Link --> What is Meditation Really 

     

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  • An In-depth Look at Tadasana ? Yoga Mountain Pose

    An In-depth Look at Tadasana ? Yoga Mountain Pose
     
    Tadasana is a basic standing posture that forms the foundation of many other postures - not just standing poses, but also seated postures. A deep understanding of Tadasana will inform your entire practice.  You will find more information and variation of Mountain Pose on the website here.

    While it sounds so simple - just stand there - there is a huge difference between an embodied Tadasana and merely an idea of Tadasana.



    Here's how to embody your Tadasana:

    Lift up your toes, and spread them wide, feeling all four corners of your feet engaging the ground. Feel your arches naturally lift. 

    Let your toes release onto the ground while maintaining the evenly grounded feet.

    Line your ankles, knees and hips up so they stack one on top of the other.

    Engage your quadriceps and feel them lifting up toward your pelvis.

    Release your pelvis down toward the earth - not tucking under, but extending.

    Extend your spine toward the sky and broaden your collarbones.
    Relax and soften your shoulders, letting the shoulder blades slide down the back of your spine. 

    A strong, supple Tadasana is the perfect base posture to explore arm pranayamas. Each of these has a slightly different effect. 

    Maintain awareness of your torso and legs in stillness even as the arms are moving in tandem with the breath. Be aware of the grounding action through the pelvis, legs and feet, and the ascending, lifting action of the spine.

    Arm Pranayama Variation #1

      

    Arms start at your side. 

    Inhale and extend your arms out sideways bringing them all the way up until they meet above your head. 

    Keep your arms straight and be aware of a straight line of energy moving from the heart, through the shoulders, elbows and wrists.

      

    As you exhale, press your palms together and  bring your arms down the centre line of the body. Be aware of drawing energy into your body.

    As the exhale ends, begin the inhale again, opening the arms wide.

    There is a sense of opening to embrace the world and drawing the world's energy into the body.

    Arm Pranayama Variation #2

      

    Arms hang loose by your sides, palms facing up and elbows slightly bent.

    On an inhale, lift your hands up towards the sky to about your armpits.

    As you exhale, turn your palms over and press them down into the ground as if you were squashing the air.

      

    Focus more attention on the exhale, releasing the exhale and excess energy into the earth.
     

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  • Announcing: Young Yoga Masters at National Kids Yoga Conference

    Announcing: Young Yoga Masters at National Kids Yoga Conference
      Young Yoga Masters will be attending and presenting at the Kids Yoga Conference in Washington DC this September. I talked to Aruna about why she attends, and she shared these five reasons why she makes the trip to DC: Professional and Business Development: As a yoga teacher who has made kids yoga their profession,... Read More →
  • Levels of Certification for Kids Yoga Teachers ? Who Gets What?

    Levels of Certification for Kids Yoga Teachers ? Who Gets What?
    What factors are important to you in choosing a yoga teacher training? With news of the ongoing advocacy work of Yoga Alliance to prevent Yoga Teaching from becoming legislated, it is not unreasonable to feel a little confused about what is actually required to teach yoga. At this year?s Yoga Show and Conference in Toronto, the most common question we were asked was: ?What training do I need to become a Kids Yoga Teacher??
  • Free Earth Day Kids Yoga Lesson Plan and Coloring Page

    Free Earth Day Kids Yoga Lesson Plan and Coloring Page
    Earth Day Lesson Plan for Kids Yoga Earth Day provides a great theme for kids yoga to show our love of the planet, yoga style. Here’s an Earth Day lesson plan and free coloring page for your consideration: Starting Your Lesson With an Opening Reflection Circle To begin your class set an intention and reflect... Read More →
  • Collaboration Over Competition: Strategic Partnerships for Kids Yoga Businesses

    Collaboration Over Competition: Strategic Partnerships for Kids Yoga Businesses
    The reality of entrepreneurship for yoga teachers is often more complicated than one may assume, and it is easy to feel discouraged when you look around at others who appear to be making it look easy. It is difficult to get your footing, and supplementing your income can be a good way to get started. This motivation, combined with a positive and open attitude can allow you to focus on what you love without worrying as much about ...
  • Easy Breathing Activities for Kids Yoga

    Easy Breathing Activities for Kids Yoga
    Picture a classroom full of young students, some eager to move and learn while others remain nervous or disinterested. A kids yoga teacher asks the kids to sit still and close their eyes, and when they are ready, the teacher reveals a bubble wand and soap. While this simple prop introduction may sound insignificant, it promotes a safe and engaging environment while teaching incredibly relevant lessons.
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  • Episode 86: Tara Stiles

    Episode 86: Tara Stiles
    Episode 86 is with Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga.  This interview was revived from the Yoga Peeps Archive, in honor of the Tara’s new cookbook, launching in just over a week’s time on November 3rd. Strala is a Swedish word, that means “to radiate light”.  Its also a system of practice which guides people through yoga posses and movement, focusing on tuning inward and encouraging flowing with ease. Thousands of Strala yoga guides are leading Strala classes around the world in partner studios, and gyms including Sports Club/LA and CMG.  Tara and her husband Mike, teach trainings around the world, and in their studio on 623 Broadway, in New York City. Tara also partners with W Hotels on FIT with Tara Stiles ? a global program bringing Strala Yoga classes and healthy recipes to W properties. She is a collaborator with Reebok, working closely with the design team on their Reebok Yoga lifestyle range. She has authored several books including Slim Calm Sexy Yoga, Yoga Cures, Make Your Own Rules Diet, and her newest, Make Your Own Rules Diet Cookbook, out November 3rd. Tara supports The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, President Clinton?s initiative to combat childhood obesity, bringing Strala classes to 20,000+ participating schools. Visit Tara at www.tarastiles.com. ...
  • The Yoga Collective: A Venice Beach Online Yoga Studio.

    The Yoga Collective: A Venice Beach Online Yoga Studio.
    Loving The Yoga Collective! I know I feel amazing after a yoga practice.  Whether it?s 5 minutes, 45, or 75 minutes, it always feels incredible, and I?m left wondering, why didn?t I do this sooner? The answer is, as a Mom, teacher, coach, and podcaster there is alway something to do, and often my own practice suffers.  Recently, I have recommitted to my personal practice, and my online subscription to The Yoga Collective, adds variety and depth to my practice.  It?s super easy to do a little 10 – 20 minute session, or if I have longer, a 40-60 minute session.  It’s so nice to be gently guided in my own home, while the kids sleep, or do their homework. Convenience: Carving out the time to go to a yoga studio, is a luxury I?m not always afforded, whether for time or money.  I’m stoked I found the  The Yoga Collective! The Teachers: I love the variety of teachers, who I respect and admire.  Some of my favorites are Mary Beth LaRue, Travis Eliot, Shayna Hiller, and Rachel Tratt.   But really, I enjoy all of them.  Among them are life/health coaches, musicians, jewelry designers, artists, athletes, surfers, and yoga teacher trainers.  I ...
  • Mind Body Green

    Mind Body Green
    I love Mind Body Green! It such a great resource and read for anyone looking to improve their life. MindBodyGreen.com is a yoga and wellness lifestyle website, started by Jason Wachob. As Curator and one of the founders of MindBodyGreen, Jason’s goal is to make wellness and yoga accessible. After years of successfully trading equities on Wall Street, and traveling around the country running a national organic cookie company, Jason was told that he required back surgery. He opted for yoga instead of surgery and is now completely healed. Jason is a contributor to The Huffington Post and has been featured in the The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He has a BA in History from Columbia University, where he played Varsity Basketball for four years. Jason lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife. Twitter: @JasonWachob I had a chance to chat with Jason, during a recent trip to New York. He is fantastic, and an extremely hard worker! I’m so stoked he started this blog, and continues to make it an incredible resource for everyone. I especially love the Interviews and the yoga videos. There lots more resources for wellness including nutrition, yoga, celebrities, teachers, workshops, ...
  • Wanderlust Speaker Series & Do No Harm

    Wanderlust Speaker Series & Do No Harm
    “Do no harm. No harm in what I’m eating, what I’m drinking, what I’m thinking”.?Kris Carr Jake over at Wanderlust, sent me this video from Kris Carr’s talk at the Wanderlust Speaker Series. Wanderlust is releasing speakeasy videos from their Vermont and California festivals. The speakers include (but are not limited to) Kris Carr, Majora Carter, Maty Ezraty, Jonas Elrod, Robert “Skip” Backus, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, John Friend, Vikram Gandhi, Elena Brower, Chris Sacca, and more! Their first video from Kris Carr’s inspirational speakeasy session in Bondville, Vermont on “Crazy Sexy Life”. As you may or may not know, Kris is a New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker, and wellness coach. Kris has also appeared on Oprah, The Early Show, The Evening News with Katie Couric, Good Morning America, and many more top-tier network news shows. Kris is a cancer survivor who is has healed herself by eating a plant based diet. After watching this video, and reading Kris’ book, Crazy Sexy Diet, I started juicing, and released animal products from my diet. I feel so much more energetic, calm, lighter, and yes, kinder. I was at the cusp of making these choices, to a kinder diet, and ...
  • Episode 85: Jennifer Wolfe Prenatal Yoga

    Episode 85: Jennifer Wolfe Prenatal Yoga
    In Yoga Peeps Episode 85, Jennifer Wolfe, Doula and Prenatal Yoga Instructor, discusses her best selling prenatal dvd, poses for breech baby turning, and ones to avoid, to set intentions, finding where the intensity is in a pose or in pregnancy, exploring with consciousness, the fear/tension/pain cycle, how pleasure reaches the brain before pain, knowing what?s best for you based on how it feels, the idea of oneness nonseparateness that we are all connected, and to listen to your own inner teachings. Listen Here: YogaPeeps_JenniferWolfe_080110.mp3 Subscribe with iTunes Show Notes