Silent Retreat

What is a Silent Retreat

What is a silent retreat A silent retreat is a structured period of time, typically ranging from a few days to several weeks, during which participants refrain from speaking and often limit other forms of communication as well, such as gestures, eye contact, or writing. These retreats are usually held in serene, natural settings like […]

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The benefits of a silent retreat are outstanding and everyone should go on at least one in their lifetime

My silent journey

My silent journey I think my silent journey began when my parents bought a country house about 1.5 hrs from Toronto, Canada. I was forced to go up every weekend from when I was 13 years old which is what I think started my appreciation for nature and silence.  I would often walk in the

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Back Pain

How Yoga Helps Back Pain

How Yoga Helps Back Pain Physical Benefits of Yoga Exercise Strengthening from holding yoga positions. Yoga helps increase strength in very specific muscles and muscle groups. Holding positions in yoga is not intended to be uncomfortable. However, it does require concentration and specific use of muscles throughout the body. Muscle strength improves by remaining in

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Niyamas   NIYAMAS – Personal Qualities that Support Life and Yoga Practice Compared to the Yamas, the Niyamas are more PERSONAL AND INTIMATE. They relate to how we interact with ourselves. When we observe the Niyamas, we harness the energy generated from our practice and cultivation of the Yamas. They help us create and maintain a

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Path of Yoga

Last 6 limbs of Patanjalis path of Yoga

Last 6 limbs of Patanjalis path of Yoga ASANA: Posture Perhaps surprisingly, in traditional texts Asana is barely discussed beyond describing the characteristics of sitting meditation posture as being stable, alert and at ease. Sitting at ease for meditation though is not easy and some physical training with a teacher is required. Equally, the grounding of consciousness

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History of yoga

History of Yoga

History of Yoga Yoga comes from a wide and deep river of an ancient tradition. Its many currents flow form a complex history of spiritual exploration, philosophical reflection, scientific experimentation, and spontaneous creative expression. Arising from the diverse and evolving cultures of India, often moored to and conditioned by Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainsim, and other religions, the

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what is yoga

What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? Yoga is the physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which aim at transforming body and mind. The term yoga is derived from the literal meaning of “yoking together”, but came to be applied to the “yoking” of mind and body. In Vedic Sanskrit yoga literally means to add, to join or to

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