JUNI – FOCUS OF THE MONTH

by Yogeswari |  June, 2021 WAS IST KRAFT? maitrī-ādiṣu balāni Durch Freundlichkeit, Güte und Mitgefühl entwickelt sich eine große Kraft im Menschen. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras III.24 Wenn wir das Wort Kraft hören, denken wir in der Regel zunächst an die körperliche Kraft. Der Begriff Kraft impliziert auch ein Maß an Stabilität (Sthira) und die Fähigkeit,...

MAY – Focus of the Month

by Martyna Eder |  May, 2021 MOTHERING THE MOTHER Om sarva mangala-mangalye shive-sarvartha-sadhikesharanye tryambake gauri Narayani namo’stu te I salute the three-eyed Divine Mother, Narayani, who brings total auspiciousness and who fulfills the desire for liberation. Realization arises with her blessing. She is the world itself. Only through the experiences of life can the soul...

JANUARY – Focus of the Month

by HaChi Yu |  January, 2021 WHAT NOW? As we bid farewell to 2020, we have gained the opportunity to see with clear eyes, the superficial and fragile construct of our systems and how the tiniest atom can shift the trajectory of the world. We have experienced one of the most transformative epochs this Earth...

DEZEMBER – Focus of the Month

by Ruth Lauer-Manenti | December, 2020 AWARENESS यत्करोषि यदyogaś citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ (PYS 1.2) When you stop identifying with your thoughts, fluctuations of mind, then there is Yoga, identity with Self, which is samadhi, happiness, bliss and ecstasy. Now and then over many years I have written the occasional FOTM. I realize now, that in one way...

SEPTEMBER – Focus of the Month

by David Life |  September, 2020 RECONNECTION यम नियमाअसन प्राणायाम प्रत्याहार धारणा ध्यान समाधयोऽष्टावङ्गानि ॥२९॥  yama niyama-āsana prāṇāyāma pratyāhāra dhāraṇā dhyāna samādhayo ‘ṣṭāvaṅgāni YS.II.29 Restraint, Observance, Seat, Breath Control, Sense Withdrawal, Concentration, Meditation and Ecstasy are the eight limbs of Yoga. Jivamukti Yoga Chant Book, page 16 Most of us have had the gift of a...

OCTOBER – Focus of the Month

by Jeanine Munyeshuli |  October, 2020 ŚRADDHĀ IS PARAMOUNT aśraddhayā hutaṁ dattaṁtapas taptaṁ kṛtaṁ ca yatasad ity ucyate pārthana ca tat pretya no iha But to engage in sacrifice, self-discipline, and giving without good faith is asat, without worth or goodness, either in this life or in the next. Bhagavad-Gītā, Chapter 17, verse 28 On a...