Yoga Blog

Oceanic Yoga and the breath @ Villa Boreh

An exploration of the mind and body through the healing medium of water, using yoga, meditation and the techniques of elite free-divers. This special retreat is for people with an interest in the transformative power of Yoga and the healing energy of water. For both...

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Silent Day in Bali

Traffic was stopped today at crossroads all over Bali for picturesque scenes of demon appeasement, as Balinese gathered in their ceremonial dress laden with offerings for the restless forces of nature. Wholes villages sat on the ground in their finest clothes while...

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Free-diving in primordial soup, Bali.

There are days on the deep line when the waters of Bali are so full of translucent life that the ocean seems like evolutionary stew.  So many different jellyfish and combjellies, wriggling, pulsating and spiralling elementary forms of life. If you look closely the...

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The nose, gateway to the past and present.

"When nothing else subsists from the past, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered· the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls· bearing resiliently, on tiny and almost impalpable drops of their essence, the immense...

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Kapalbhati

Kapalbhati: kapala -skull   bhati- shining A technique for cleaning the sinuses and other respiratory passages, it also stimulates the digestive organs and abdominal muscles. Kapalbhati floods the body with O2 and prana and has an energising effect on the nervous...

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Anapana, gateway to insight

Anapana is a preparatory practice for the powerful Vippassanna technique of Buddhist meditation. It is based on observation of the breath and the sensations around the nostrils and upper lip. The breath being the link between conscious and unconscious minds,...

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Know thy breath, know thyself

For centuries wise-men and sages have admonished man to awaken and become truly self aware. Many techniques have been promoted to achieve this awakening. From simple self observation to self flagellation, from discipline of the mind with meditation to purification of...

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