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Yogic Terms

A glossary of yogic terms or words commonly used in yoga

English is a challenge for some, Sanskrit a mystery to be discovered

These words are used in books about Yoga, Buddhism and Hinduism and they are often a challenge to understand. These words like English sometimes have multiple meanings which I don’t go into, but I hope this page is a useful guide.

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Abhyasa: practice – the

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News Oct 17

An occasional news letter

The main news is that our school has closed although I will be available for informal yoga or massage treatments and lessons. As such I have a luxury 600×1900 massage table for sale, a hot stone set, sarongs, squeezable bottles and other massage equipment for sale.

Please get in touch if I can help in any way although the email is checked very irregularly, so phone

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Massage: A Historical Context

And an evolutionary process

Almost all mammals and many other species scratch when they itch and rub their bodies to relieve discomfort and humankind is no different. There is little doubt that our earliest ancestors would have also scratched when they itched and rubbed their bodies to relieve tiredness and stress. It seems probable that these actions were simply responsive to individual circumstance and perhaps many tens of thousands of

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International Day of Yoga

Supported by the United Nations and the Government of India

The government of India and the United Nations have organized the International Day of Yoga is a special event to be celebrated annually on June 21st in recognition of India’s ancient traditions and the values that yoga offers the modern world.

The relationship between the solstice and the yogic sciences goes back to the very dawn of yoga,

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What is Karma?

A story of cause and effect

Karma is a natural law governing all of life, it says that every action produces consequences as described in this Buddha story:

Buddha was sitting with his disciples. One of them asked him “What is Karma?”

Buddha replied, “Let me tell you a story…

A king was touring his kingdom on his elephant. Suddenly he stopped in front of a shop in the

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Inner Engineering

A process finding the joy within

Does your mind always do as you expect or does it keep you on the run, stressed out and dying for a break? The human mind and the seat of our intelligence is a powerful tool and when used well can help to create a joyful life, but when it’s out of control it can create tremendous suffering.

The human mind is analogous to

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Intensive Massage Tuition

Personal learning and life lessons

Not everyone wants to undertake set courses and this learning option shapes your skills in accord with your needs and intuition to deliver real body therapy balanced against a background of ancient wisdom.

The lesson plan is a discussion about life within the tradition of the Gurukul schools and the yogic student teacher relationship. Massage is the medium complemented by discussion of holistic philosophy, short

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Guru Purnima

A time of appreciation

Held on the full moon in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) every year, Guru Purnima is an ancient tradition of festival dedicated to spiritual teachers. This festival is traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists as a time to pay respect to teachers and express gratitude for the teachings.

For many thousands of years, the acquired wisdom of humanity has been continually analysed, tested and

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Definition of Massage

The oldest healing art

Massage is the systematic placing of the hands on a body and applying techniques to treat the body and the person to relieve ailments and stress and said to be one of the best preventative medicines available.

This basic instinct to rub our bodies in times of distress or injury has been developed over generations into a sophisticated healing art, it is a natural, holistic and

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The Nature of Stress

A pact between you and your mind

The first level of stress is physical, it is the wear and tear on our bodies due to activity resulting in repetitive stress injuries. This is easy to treat with a change of occupation or lifestyle. Where occupation and lifestyle cannot be adapted, activities like yoga exercise will help to prevent and alleviate symptoms.

The second level of stress is psychological. This comes

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