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Sweetness and Suffering, Sukha and Dukkha, by Melissa Perehudoff

Sweetness and Suffering, Sukha and Dukkha by Melissa Perehudoff Sukha and dukkha. These two little Sanskrit words are packed with meaning. Sukha has been translated as delight, comfort, alleviation, bliss or sweetness. Dukkha is commonly...

Vitamin G, Gratitude! by Melissa Perehudoff

We all know we need a daily dose of Vitamin C and Vitamin D, but what about Vitamin G, Gratitude? We are currently being asked to let go of the old way and do things differently in our everyday lives. This can be unsettling for the ego that...

Making the Most of this Timeout on Life, by Tricia Miller

I  spent a lot of time and energy making plans to travel to South Africa for three weeks at the end of March.  Instead my trip got cancelled with less than 12 hours before I was supposed to leave.  I spent a very busy eight...

Now Begins the Practice of Yoga by Krisna Zawaduk

  And now, begins the practice of yoga…   It’s hard to believe it’s been almost two months since our yoga centre closed on account of Covid-19.  I have tried to put down some thoughts on paper several...

Mason Bees R Us! by Kelly Maier

The KYH is part of a growing community in Kelowna, contributing to the ecological health of our environment by helping conserve pollinators of every stripe.     Last year our gardeners erected a Mason bee house on the north fence...

Reclaiming PRANA by Phofi McCullough

PRANA is kidnapped! Prana, the cosmic energy that makes the world go around, the breath of life of all beings in the universe is kidnapped. COVID-19 is the culprit! Literally, COVID-19 has sucked the breath of life out of the world and out...

Warriors in Demand by Phofi McCullough

Do you understand? We are in the middle of an epic battle, a battle of Mahabarata caliber! The whole world fights. All around us there are dead bodies, wounded bodies, broken bodies,  One hears war cries, wailing, shouting, clashing of...

Dedicated Practice, Tapas by Melissa Perehudoff

Tapas is defined as sustained practice performed with passion, dedication and devotion (1).  It is one of the five niyamas or self-observances included in the second limb of yoga. All yoga students will attest that attending a yoga class...

A Letter from Pune by Laurie Longden

Warmest greetings from Pune! Our group of seven has now completed one month of classes at RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute).  Even Alex who had no prior yoga experience ventured into two upstairs Beginner classes per week...

Beginning Now - A sadhana reflection by Colleen Wilson

A reflection about the sadhana 'Strengthen Your Practice' by Colleen Wilson   “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Plato I have a confession. I’m a yoga-clock-watcher. Well, maybe...
 

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