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Surrendering to Kundalini, and Shiva. Photo Credit: Pete Longworth

When Kundalini Awakens. Now What?

by Kara-Leah Grant Recently, I sat down cross-legged to do my daily Kashmir Shaivism Tantric* practice as I have done every day for the past 150+ days. More if you count my first attempt at hitting 1000 Day Practice, when I got up to Day 338. This practice has become very familiar to me. … [Read More...]

The mala beads that weren't... and then were. Available here.

The Mysterious Case of the Mala Beads that Weren’t

by Kara-Leah Grant A beautiful set of mala beads made their way into my hands a year or so ago. They are gorgeous. I've put them on so many times, tried them with this outfit and that. Yet every time... I end up taking them straight back off. They look amazing. But there's something about it … [Read More...]

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What’s Real Yoga & a Real Yogi?

Kathryn Budig

The Eleven Most Influential Yogis Alive Right Now

by Lucinda Staniland The yoga teachers and spiritual leaders that established and spread yoga in the Western world - people like K. Pattabhi Jois, Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar, B.K.S. Iyengar and Indra Devi are well, old, and mostly dead. There's no denying their influence on contemporary … [Read More...]

Yoga Trippy?

Yoga trippy – an Indian viewpoint of Western Yoga

an essay by guest author Ali Halle Tilley Yoga is an ancient practice, which can bring transformation and liberation to the disillusioned, disenfranchised masses[1] of the Technological Age by combining universal moral codes and postural sequences, with breathing and meditation techniques. One … [Read More...]

Buddha simply means 'One who is Awake'.

Is Awakening the Evolutionary Destiny of Humanity?

by Kara-Leah Grant I once knew a yoga teacher who would joke how awakening would never happen to her - she wasn’t far enough along the path, or didn’t know enough, or wasn’t enough. She had this idea that awakening only happened to spiritually advanced people, or special people. Yet by all … [Read More...]

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Practicing Yoga

Simple Seated Yoga Twist

Kickstart 2010: After 30 days, what next?

I first discovered the power of committing to do a new practice every day for a defined period of time when I was living in Afghanistan. I'd been having a really difficult time dealing with some of the suffering and injustice I was seeing every day and my anxiety levels were going through the … [Read More...]

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Auckland Yoga Teacher Maree Martin

Auckland Yoga Teacher: Maree Martin

Like many natural-born Kiwis, Maree's lived all over the world including Sydney and London. She now calls Auckland home, and has stayed put for the last six years. Once upon a time she was a fashion designer, but eventually decided to swap the … [Read More...]

The World of Yoga

Prana Flow site author Kara-Leah Grant

Will Yoga Give Me a Great Body?

By Kara-Leah Grant, author Forty Days of Yoga & The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga The short answer is... YES. The more interesting answer is that as you practice yoga, your perception and understanding of what a "great body" is will … [Read More...]