September: Guru

Was ist ein Guru? Ein Blick auf den Ursprung des Wortes „Guru“ selber hilft zunächst ein Verständnis für die Bedeutung zu bekommen. In Sanskrit steht die Silbe „gu“ für Dunkelheit und „ru“ für Vernichter/jemand der vertreibt. Das heißt „Guru“ heißt wortwörtlich, der, der die Dunkelheit vertreibt und das ist auch schon die Erklärung, was die Aufgabe eines Gurus ist. Ganz gleich ob…

April: Pratyahara

„The days are getting longer, the sun is finally coming out to play and the first flowers are blooming. So when the world is awakening from its long winter sleep, why do we choose to focus on the practice of “Pratyahra – Turning inwards of the senses” this month? Especially during a time where all our senses naturally want to…

Mai: Dharma

The notion of dharma, a fundamental concept in the yogic philosophy, recognizes that every form of life possesses an inherent reason for its existence. The root of the word dharma, „dhri“, which means to hold up, support, or bear, reveals that Dharma has to do with support from within. Dharma is the essence of a thing; it is that, which…

Juni: Karma

by Carina Hilmar Many of us come to yoga because we are searching. We might be looking for greater physical well-being, for more relaxation in our busy lives or for a way to calm our mind. Sometimes we simply feel a sense of seeking within us, without knowing exactly what we are searching for. At some point in our practice…

Juli: Klesha

Yoga is a journey of transforming pain and reducing suffering. Suffering, Klesha in Sanskrit, which is also sometimes translated as affliction, is caused by the illusion of separation; the illusion that we are separate from one another and from life. This separation begins within ourselves when we cut ourselves off from our own feelings, our needs and dreams, our own…

August: Kula

The path of Yoga is a journey of returning to our natural sense of unity and therefore to wholeness. We learn that the greatest separation to overcome is the one within ourselves and our yoga practice becomes a tool to conquer exactly that. We become aware of feelings and sensations we might have been cut off from before by tuning…

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