What is a Mantra?

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A mantra is a powerful sound, vibration or sacred utterance that is used to tame the wild mind/ego, provide focus and settle the consciousness into a profound state of meditation.

The word mantra itself, roughly translates to “mind/think instrument” and speaks directly to our subconsciousness.

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Pratyahara – the fifth yogic limb

Pratyahara is the fifth limb in Patanjali’s yoga and it means the withdrawal of the senses. It is seen as an inner quest and a form of internalising by ‘freeing the  senses from the thraldom of the objects of desire’ (Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar) with the purpose of quietening the mind so much that it is able to perform intense, unbroken concentration. Without these “distractions” of the senses, the mind has the ability to reach the next limb and continue on the yogic path. Continue reading

Thinking About Yoga Teacher Training?

As you start to really deepen your yoga practise you may start to desire to share

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Here’s our Chris doing his teacher training with Jimmy Barkan.

your love of yoga with others and we often get requests about how to choose a good teaching training course.

Here are some crucial considerations when choosing your teacher training course.

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