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Posts Tagged 'reflection'

the key to everyone’s heart

the key to everyone’s heart

The key to everybody´s heart by Ursina Badilatti

I currently live in Berlin, Germany, and even though there is plenty of opportunity to study yoga locally, I decided to travel abroad to receive my teaching certification. I don’t really know why, I just followed my instinct.

I knew that studying in another country would present more challenges because of the language barrier. In this case, I had chosen to study with evolation ...

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the mat becomes a mirror

the mat becomes a mirror

I look at the yoga classroom similar to the environment for a scientific experiment. In this case, the subject being studied is our own personal life. The mat is a test container through which our own chemistry can develop – our thoughts, feelings, current or past experiences – to then be observed. Observed at a magnified level, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.

Off the mat we have mechanisms and avoidance strategies ...

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graduate spotlight – meet Mallory Fabian

graduate spotlight – meet Mallory Fabian

Mallory Fabian graduated from evolation’s Santa Barbara Teacher Training in 2016, and she has been an absolute joy to have in the family. Not only is Mallory a woman of beauty and grace, but sh​e​ is a talented videographer, dancer and dedicated yogi. We are delighted to spotlight her journey and personal testimony this month.

1. How has your practice changed/ evolved since graduating?

I have a level of awareness that I’ve ...

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the joy and contentment of matsyasana (fish pose)

the joy and contentment of matsyasana (fish pose)
by Juliette Snijders

Feeling a bit out of balance? Grumpy and angry? Do fish pose and you will probably feel all kind and happy.

So why is fish pose making you all happy and kind?

Speaking from my own experience, 10 breaths in fish pose always leaves me with a feeling of compassion, joy and contentment.

How can that be?

In fish pose, as you ...

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the heart of yoga is stillness

the heart of yoga is stillness

At the heart of yoga is a doorway for how to connect and experience the truth of who we are in both a relationship to ourSelves and to others.

And that doorway is stillness.

Whether in savasana using little effort or handstand using all your strength and willpower, yoga calls us to find the still, quiet point in every posture. It teaches us how to remain centered while in action so we can stay ...

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the call to awaken

the call to awaken

We have all just lived through a time period where, for many of us, the illusion seems more real than ever. On the surface it may appear that we are entering an age where untruth in our words and actions has much less consequence than ever before. But this is unlikely to be the case. We are just in a sped up external web where it is more difficult to ...

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