Anger is a primary response to life When we feel angry that is a sign that something has to be changed in our life or taken care of. Anger asks for questions, courage, and self-awareness. Unfortunately, our experience with anger is limited and disapproved, as we are educated not to express it. We prefer to be “nice people” that hold anger inside, and comply with what is practiced in the culture. When we are angry we feel pain. Anger is a messenger that deserves all our attention and care, as it is not just a flash of the moment or an emotional burst. It alsoRead More →

NEW YEAR RESOLUTION

RESETTING YOUR BRAIN Do you know that every time you are practicing a habit you are strengthening a certain neural-network in your brain?   In the last years, we hear more and more about neuroplasticity, that the brain has the ability to change. When you change the way you think about yourself, the brain is changing. When you get good at what you practice the brain changes into its best form. If you exercise a certain muscle, or mentally connect with that muscles, it becomes stronger. The same happens with your brain. Your mental habits have power,  “ I am good at doing this”, and your brain is changing under the influence of thisRead More →

SElf-Direction,

 SELF-DIRECTION The spiritual teachers from The Yoga Institute, Smt. Hansaji Yogendra and Dr. Jayedeva Yogendra visited a yoga center in Los Angeles, someone from the center told them; ” Never use the word duty, people in the western world take it as an 8-5 job responsibility. They feel stressed by their jobs.” Living a self-directed life depends mostly on our education, the culture we live in and how we make sense of our natural abilities. Many life activities are imposed on us since childhood. Because of this, we develop a strong sense of living under pressure and stress. Parents, society inflict a strong sense that life is stress andRead More →

FOUR MAIN LIFE ATTITUDES

FOUR MAIN LIFE ATTITUDES In Classical Yoga we learne and practice four main life attitudes; Dharma Bhava – Life duty, self-direction, virtues of survival,  Jnana Bhava – Self-study, self-understanding, knowledge, and learning, Vairagya Bhava – Creating a larger understanding of the reality of life, building objectivity and detachment, Aishwarya Bhava – Will persistence, obtaining freedom by becoming self-reliance, forbearance, and  strong-minded, The attitude of duty helps us to acquire a balanced state of mind and find; self-direction, acceptance, commitment, faith, and quietude. Dharma Bhava – Life Duty Karma from Sanskrit means actions, work, our personal actions and there effect on our future. The main duty in lifeRead More →